Your student wants to live off campus but hasn’t found an apartment yet. It’s not too late! Here’s where to look and what to know.
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Encourage your student to talk to his school’s Housing Services Office immediately. They may curate a list of area apartments, give area-specific suggestions for apartment hunting, or even highlight last-minute openings in on-campus housing (not his first choice, but better than nothing).
Encourage your student to talk to other students. Chances are his chemistry lab partner’s roommate’s best friend has a house with room for one more. Are any of his friends studying abroad this fall? One may welcome a chance to sublease his room for a little travel money.
Does your student’s school have a Facebook group or internal posting site? He can check for students seeking roommates, or send out a general inquiry to other students. This might be a safer bet than sites open to the general public. If your student looks for housing on the internet, see “avoid scams” below!
Safety First! Your student is eager to find a place but he still needs to be careful and follow a few basic safety rules:
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