If your student plans to live off campus for the upcoming academic year, we strongly encourage them to attend on of the Moving On, Moving Off: Renter’s Workshops hosted by Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) throughout the spring semester. At this workshop students will gain knowledge, including but not limited to: the tools to be able to choose housing that is appropriate for their needs and wants, and the ability to know what type of roommate they would enjoy and how to decide who covers different cost. In addition, workshops will cover the rental locations that are within a plausible distance to campus, and other important things to think about when searching for their new residence. Representatives from OCSS will also take questions and address any concerns that your student may have.
If that is not enticing enough, there is also a free meal involved for students who give an hour of their time. It’s win-win. OCSS also offers students support beyond their brief educational session by providing additional assistance and services throughout the search process and with situations that might arise after students have settled in to their new place.
These workshops run throughout the rest of the semester and no registration is required to attend. All workshops are held on the Monroe Park Campus at the University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.), in the Alumni Board Room (Near the POD) from 12-1 p.m. on the following dates:
Thursday, Mar. 23
Monday, Apr. 3
Wednesday, Apr. 5
In addition, if students are interested in finding roommates, talking to landlords in the area, or about learning to budget their finances appropriately, the OCSS also offers sessions addressing these topics. You can find more information at the OCSS website.