As soon as you're a junior, off-campus housing is open to you. Juniors and seniors can either live in apartments or houses, with the maximum that can live in a house being five people. Wittenberg owns a majority of the houses around campus, so it is more likely for you to live next to one of your peers than someone from Springfield. Most of the houses are older in nature but well-kept by Wittenberg's Physical Plant. Utilities can be pricey for off-campus houses in the winter, but there are ways to combat those prices. Using insulation on the windows, making sure lights are turned off, and reducing the use of space heaters can all help bring down the prices.
To determine where students will live, Wittenberg uses a lottery system. Every sophomore and junior with the sufficient amount of credits will receive a lottery number in their campus mailbox in the middle of their second semester. This lottery number is an indication of when they are able to pick their housing for next year. The lower the number, the better the pick. If you are planning to live with other individuals, then you can use their lottery number if yours isn't so good.