When you have a comfortable, clean and modern living arrangement, many other aspects of life simply fall into place.

Here at University Commons, we believe that a quality education and quality housing go hand-in-hand. When it comes to choosing off-campus housing in Athens, OH, students can find comfort in our fully-furnished, spacious apartments.

We are proud to provide Ohio University students with apartments that pair perfectly with their busy college lifestyles. With a wide variety of exceptional features and amenities, University Commons is an ideal Ohio University housing choice for all undergraduate, graduate, and international students.

What Sets University Commons Apart from Other Athens, Ohio Apartments?

University Commons is pleased to offer our students apartments in Athens, Ohio that provide a convenient off-campus living experience while also satisfying their housing wish lists. We are located only 2 blocks from campus and less than 1 mile to the Baker Center, which makes for an easy walk or bike ride. However, we do provide bus services that run to various drop off points on campus.

Our Variety of Floor Plans

Whether you are thinking about renting an apartment by yourself or with a group of friends, we are able to accommodate every set of needs. Each Athens, off-campus apartment at University Commons provides students with a living area and study environment that is comfortable and spacious.

The floor plans we offer our residents are available in the following living arrangements:

Studio Two-bedroom Four-bedroom

To learn more detailed information about our floor plans, browse 3D pictures of each plan, and view a virtual tour of our 4-bedroom properties, visit our floor plan page.

The University Commons Clubhouse

The University Commons clubhouse offers a swimming pool, fitness center, commons areas, grilling areas, study rooms equipped with computers and printers and a kitchen.

A Long List of Attractive Unit Amenities

What makes our apartment complex stand apart from others in the area? In addition to our compelling floor plans, University Commons provides our residents with numerous amenities that are hard to pass up.

For starters, each University Commons apartment is completely furnished and fully accessorized with the following items:

  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Beds
  • Desks

  • Dressers
  • Dining furniture
  • Lamps
  • Blinds

Also available in our units are an assortment of housewares, which include:

  • Dishes
  • Glasses
  • Utensils

  • Cookware
  • Cleaning tools

We believe that providing our students with apartments with all of these amenities already in place helps to give them a relaxing atmosphere, resulting in an ideal living and studying environment.

In addition to our furnishing and accessories, other features include the following:

  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • Private off-street parking included
  • Private bus service to and from campus included
  • Private swimming pool
  • Private workout facility

  • Plenty of storage space in large closets
  • Spacious, locked storage rooms
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyards
  • Responsible on-site management
  • A convenient online payment service

To learn more detailed information about the amenities available in each apartment, visit our features page.

Our Location and Bus Services

University Commons provides our residents with a private, safe and secure location off-campus on South Shafer Street. Traveling to and from campus is made easy with the following options:

  • Walking – Getting to and from various places in Athens is as simple as can be due to our location that is a quick walk to most on and off-campus attractions.
  • Driving – With our free off-campus parking, we make it incredibly convenient for our students to keep and use their cars in Athens.
  • Public Transportation – In addition to our complimentary parking spots, we provide our students with a private bus service that takes them to and from campus. To access our bus schedule, visit our bus schedule page.

Convenient and Affordable

Although the number of amenities available for our residents continues to increase, one thing that students can count on is our affordable rates. Our units are available in three semester and monthly payment options and won’t break the bank, offering exceptional value. Also included as part of your rent are:

  • Water and sewer
  • Trash service

  • Bus service to and from campus
  • Off-campus parking

There aren’t many other apartments in Athens, Ohio, that can provide such a versatile list of amenities and complimentary key features for premier student living. Because of this, we believe that University Commons is a leading provider of housing for those living in the Ohio University area. We do not charge any additional fees.

Now Accepting Applications for the Upcoming School Year

Interested in living at University Commons for the upcoming school year? If so, just follow these simple steps:

Check Out Our Rental Information Guide

Within our website you can learn more about the specific costs of renting our studio, two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments. On our rental information page, you’ll also find detailed information about security deposits, forms to fill out and more.

Reach Out to Our Staff Today

If you’re interested in receiving more information, have any specific questions about our housing, would like to receive leasing information, or if you just want to schedule a tour, feel free to contact us today. Visit our contact us page to fill out our online form. One of our staff members will reach out to you soon.

Fill Out Our Rental Application Form

Once you’ve decided that University Commons is the right apartment and housing complex for you, you can print and fill out our rental application form by visiting our rental application page.

Tell Your Friends!

If you’ve chosen University Commons as your home within Athens, Ohio, don’t hesitate to bring your friends to your apartment to show it off, letting them know about our housing deals and amenities. We love hearing about word-of-mouth referrals!

Learn More About the Best Athens Apartments for You

More than 450 students call University Commons home each year, thanks to our ability to provide residents with a well-located, secure and comfortable living environment.

By taking out so much of the hassle of moving by providing fully furnished apartments, we are the perfect Ohio University housing option for students looking for a convenient off-campus place to live.