Off-Campus Living

Which Housing is for You?

Whether you are looking for your next roommates or for a place to put your bed, there are resources to help you through the process. If you've decided it's time to move off campus and find an apartment, there are things you need to figure out. Most importantly, where are you going to live? You might need to find a roommate or two and learn about the requirements of leasing an apartment. We have resources to help you along the way.

Neighborhood and Community

CommUniversity Staff

Finding your living situation can be stressful. Our staff is here to help you navigate the process of finding the housing that is right for you. Whether it's your first lease or a new roommate, we can connect you to resources to help you make it the best for you. Living off campus carries many responsiblities and polices that can be confusing and overwhelming. We can help you make sure you clearly understand your responsibilities as a leaser and a part of the community you live in.

Hosting a Safe Party

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life students need to register all social events. 
  • Let your neighbors know ahead of time you will be hosting.
  • If you choose to serve alcohol, ensure you are only serve to individuals that are 21 or older.
  • Cooperate with law enforcement and avoid a citation for an Unruly Gathering (fine up to $1,000).
  • If your party gets out of control, call the non-emergency police at 541-682-5111.
  • Call for emergency support if you believe someone has alcohol poisoning, 9-1-1.

Finance and Money Planning

Part of being successful in college and in life requires learning how to manage your money responsibly. Whether it is budgeting for rent or getting insurance, we have tips and resources to help you be financially successful.

Live on a budget

Planning where your money is going to go ahead of time can keep you accountable. That doesn't mean you can't budget for fun, just make sure you stay true to your budget.

Track where your money goes

Keeping your receipts or looking at your bank statements at the end of the month can help you see where you are spending money and is a good way to make sure you are staying on track with your budget.

Identify ways to cut back

Maybe you only buy coffee on the mornings when you have 10 a.m. class. Limiting small purchases or cutting back a little can be effective ways of saving money.

Don’t rely on credit

You are going to have to pay with money at some point. Credit can be helpful, but make sure you have a plan for paying it off.

Plan for major purchases

Saving up for a car or moving to a new city after graduation can be intimidating. Making a plan for saving a little here and there can make it a lot easier.

Invest in renters insurance

Part of being a responsible renter is having insurance. It can help you protect your stuff and avoid paying out of pocket should something happen.