Off-Campus Student Services
“Already Sign a Lease? Now What?” presentation and student panel event
Wednesday, April 10, from 6 to 7 p.m., we’ll be sharing information on what to expect about living off campus. Our office staff and community ambassadors (current off-campus students) will be there to answer questions and share some tips on navigating the new role. The event will be held in Russell House Room 315. Light refreshments will be provided. You can RSVP here.
Sample Roommate Contract
It may be wise to create a contract with your roommates addressing concerns and expectations prior to moving in or right after moving in. Here’s a sample roommate contract that we created. These are only suggestions of ideas. Feel free to edit and create a new contract that covers personal issues and concerns.
Webinars for Parents
If you’re looking for more information on assisting your student in the search for off-campus housing, view our recent webinars:
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Commuter Connect is our monthly newsletter for off-campus students. We will publish information about what is going on in the community and on campus. We will also provide tips for off-campus students who are renting in the area.
Community Ambassador Program
Off-Campus Students Services (OCSS) at the University of South Carolina will employ students to serve as Community Ambassadors (CAs) to help carry out daily duties and communications, as well as special events hosted by the office. This opportunity should be seen as not only employment, but also one where leadership is extremely important. The Community Ambassador Program is a group of student leaders living off campus that advocate for their fellow off-campus peers. CAs will be selected, trained, supported, and supervised by OCSS.
This program furthers the goal of OCSS by providing support services and education to off-campus students to help improve their on- and off-campus experiences.
Off-Campus Housing Fair
On Monday, February 11, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Off-Campus Student Services will host its annual Off-Campus Housing Fair on Greene Street in front of the Russell House. The fair will showcase multiple off-campus housing options for students, including apartment complexes, property management companies, and realty companies. In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to February 12.
Looking for housing off campus?
Please visit our off campus housing locator: Housing Locator
Current students may access the locator using their USC network ID. You can find your network ID on your VIP account under Technology.