It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a special time when we get to spend time with our loved ones and celebrate. This can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be challenging if your off-campus housing doesn’t feel like home. This might even leave you feeling homesick during the holidays. Here, we will discuss tips to help make your Ohio University off-campus housing feel like home for the holidays! 

Tips to Help Your Ohio University Off-Campus Housing Feel Like Home for the Holidays

One reason why it’s important to make your housing feel like home is that it can help you feel more connected and supported during the holidays. When you’re feeling homesick, it can be difficult to enjoy the festivities. Here are some tips on how you can make this a reality during Christmas time!

Invite Friends Over for a Christmas Movie Night

First, invite friends over for a Christmas movie night. Christmas movies are very nostalgic and do wonders to put you in the Christmas spirit. 

Choose a movie that you and your friends watched as children and watch it together maybe along with some festive snacks. This could make your Ohio University off-campus housing feel like home and help you feel less homesick.

Athens Cinema Holiday Film Series

Also, if you do not feel like hosting or want to turn movie night into a night out, Athens Cinema has its Holiday Film Series that features holiday classics such as Elf, The Grinch, A Christmas Story, and more.

You and your friends can enjoy some Christmas classics on the big screen while supporting local food pantries. Check their website for details and showings.

Bake Christmas Cookies

Baking Christmas cookies is not only fun and festive, but it also fills your home with the smell of Christmas. Doing this with some friends is a great way to create holiday traditions and strengthen connections with others during the holiday season.

Put Up Christmas Lights and Decorations

Another way to make your off-campus housing feel like home is by putting up Christmas lights and decorations. Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like decorating your home for Christmas.

You could even put up a small Christmas tree and decorate it with lights and ornaments just like at home—or even a large one if you feel like going all out. This will make the inside of your home feel festive and cozy during the Christmas season.

Visit Athens Holiday Market

Finally, one of the best ways to make your off-campus housing feel like home and get into the Christmas spirit is by visiting the nearby Athens Holiday Market. This is a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping and explore your community.

This festive outing idea can be a great way to meet new people and learn about the local culture and traditions. You can check the dates and times here.

Find Your Cosy Apartment Today With Wharton Rentals!

We hope these tips will help you make your Ohio University off-campus housing feel like home this holiday season! Contact us today to find the perfect off-campus housing during this Christmas season.

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