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On-Campus Housing | Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Accommodations available off-campus include furnished and unfurnished apartments, houses, townhomes, and single rooms within houses for rent. You can search the following resources for housing before you arrive.

Tips for Off-campus Housing

  • Compare prices.
  • Do not sign a lease until you have inspected the apartment, house, or room.
  • Ask questions of former/current tenants or neighbors if possible.
  • Check the deposit policy to see whether it is refundable. Landlords will not refund a deposit if the apartment needs major cleaning or repairs at the end of your rental term.
  • Check lease duration. Most rental contracts are for 12 months.
  • Negotiate the terms of the lease if you do not agree with all items.
  • Get everything you agree on in writing.
  • Read the entire lease before you sign it.
  • Follow all terms of the contract you sign.
  • Buy renter’s or property insurance (optional, but recommended).

Common Housing Abbreviations

  • AC: air conditioning
  • Avail: available
  • BA: bathroom
  • BR: bedroom
  • blks: blocks
  • DR: dining room
  • DW: dishwasher
  • frplc: fireplace
  • furn: furnished
  • gar: garage
  • incl: included
  • kit: kitchen
  • lg: large
  • LR: living room
  • /mo: per month
  • pd: paid
  • uti: utilities (gas, water, electric)
  • w/: with
  • W/D: washer and dryer
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