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Thinking about living off campus?

Getting Started: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Off Campus Living

This website provides information students should know BEFORE renting off-campus housing. The Office of Commuter Student Services and Off-Campus Living (CSS/OCL) wants you to be prepared so you can find suitable, safe and legal housing. There is more to think about than just the rent. Please read through this website and bring the Off Campus Living Guide with you when you look at housing.

You will find more detailed information and checklists throughout this website to help you with your housing search. From tips on how to budget so you can afford the housing to information about your legal rights as a renter, the site has everything you need to be fully prepared to find the best housing for you.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please visit CSS/OCL, Student Activities Center (SAC), room 225. To help you make the most of living off campus, CSS/OCL serves as a resource for students who currently live off campus, as well as those who are thinking of moving off campus. Once you move, CSS/OCL will also help you stay involved with the campus community.

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