Off Campus Living
Students come to campus for their classes, but there is so much more that happens on campus. Commuter students should be a part of the activities at Georgia State. Off Campus Living is one way to keep commuter students connected to the campus.
Off Campus Housing
Georgia State University has partnered with Places4Students, a company that specializes in providing off campus housing solutions for college students. This service is free for all students to use to find a place to live off campus. Students can create roommate listings, and landlords can list properties at very competitive rates.
- View Places4Students and consider locations for the following:
- Safe neighborhood
- Near public transportation
- Distance to campus
- Distance to a grocery store
- Read the lease carefully. There are a lot of specials that are offered, but they usually come with stipulations. Be sure to read the lease thoroughly, because it is a binding contract. Students should be fully aware of what they are signing.
- Create a checklist to keep track of all the things required in an apartment in order to remember the important things, such as central air or a dishwasher, when hunting for a place to live. View a Sample Renters' Checklist
- Communicate expectations when residing with a roommate. Having an agreement or a contract is a formal way of doing this. Some things to consider when creating the agreement could include quiet or study time, financial responsibility, food sharing, personal space, pets, guests and anything else on which there may be disagreement. View a Sample Roommate Agreement
For more information, visit the Dean of Students webpage at http://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/student-assistance/off-campus-living/.