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SAVE THE DATES!

Published December 6, 2016 By Karla Rusch

For students who are currently living in a residence hall and are considering moving off-campus for the 2017-18 academic year:

Housing Options

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HOUSING OPTIONS PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULED

Published November 1, 2016 By Karla Rusch

If you currently live on campus and are planning to move off-campus next year -- or are not sure where you want to live next year -- we encourage you to attend one of four Housing Options programs that will be held in the Student Union beginning November 14.  Your housing can have a major impact on your quality of life and even your academic experience.  The Housing Options program is designed to help you make an informed decision about where to live so that you end up with housing that meets your needs and is a good fit for you.

FIND YOUR MATCH!

NOW IS THE TIME

TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING OPTIONS FOR

FALL 2017

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Who:  Students who are currently living on campus and are considering moving off-campus next year – or are not sure where they want to live next year

What:  This 1 hour program will provide information on how to re-apply for on-campus housing, how to find off-campus housing, and how to make sure your housing for Fall 2017 is the best fit for YOU

When: 

Monday, November 14, 2016, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. (“early bird session”)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.  

Where: Room 100 (New River Room), Plemmons Student Union

No registration required – just attend a program that fits your schedule!

A Joint Production of University Housing, the Student Legal Clinic & Off-Campus Student Services



Important information about student housing for next year (2017-18)

Published October 5, 2016 By Karla Rusch

Believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about where you will live next year (academic year 2017-18).  Below is some information to help you get started:

On-campus or off-campus?

Students currently living on campus will receive information from University Housing in December about re-applying to live in the residence halls next year.  Students who plan to move off-campus, or are not sure about their housing plans for next year, should start to research and discuss their options this fall, so that they will be informed and prepared to make a decision about their future living situation after winter break.

Timeframe

It’s never too early to start researching housing options.  However, we do not generally recommend entering a lease for the next academic year prior to winter break.  Off-campus leases are typically for 12 months and run from August through July.  Many students sign leases for the coming school year during January, February, and March.  Even after March, there is still rental housing available in the community – but some housing options may fill up sooner than others and may no longer be available after the early part of the year.  It’s important for your student to carefully investigate any potential rental housing before signing a lease!

Resources

  • Websites: The University provides two websites with resources for finding off-campus housing:  offcampus.appstate.edu and offcampushousing.appstate.edu
  • Programming:  The Student Legal Clinic and Off-Campus Student Services partner with University Housing to provide “Housing Options”, a one hour presentation about both on-campus and off-campus housing.  This presentation is designed primarily for students currently living in the residence halls who are moving off-campus or are uncertain about where to live next year.  The focus of the program is on helping students to be informed consumers when entering the rental market.

Housing Options will be held on the following dates:

Monday, November 14, 2016 at 12:00 noon

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 12:00 noon

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12:00 noon

All programs will be held in the New River Room on the 1st floor of the Plemmons Student Union.Please encourage your student to attend!

  • AppState Housing Fair – Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. International Hall, Plemmons Student Union:  Sponsored by Student Government Association (SGA) and Off-Campus Student Services, this is an opportunity for students to learn more about an array of off-campus housing options offered by 20+ local rental companies.
  • Individual Consultation:  A licensed attorney is available to review leases and answer student’s questions through the Student Legal Clinic located in the Dean of Students Suite on the 3rd floor of the Student Union.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling (828) 262-8284.


House Calls 2016: Creating Connections with Off-Campus Students

Published September 1, 2016 By Karla Rusch

On August 31, 2016, more than 60 volunteers (primarily AppState faculty and staff) visited over 1,900 off-campus student apartments to greet and welcome students to the community and provide important safety resources on an AppCares magnet.   We estimate that this year's event reached over 5,000 off-campus students!  House Calls is just one way that Appalachian State works to connect with off-campus students, who are a large and important part of our community.  Look for other events, activities, and opportunities for off-campus students to get involved and give feedback on their off-campus experience in the coming semester and academic year.

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The Off-Campus Student Services Office is a partner program of the Student Legal Clinic.

Click here to visit the Student Legal Clinic website.

Off Campus Housing and Roommate Search

The University provides a searchable database of available rental properties, which includes listings by rental companies and posts by students who are looking to sublet or need a roommate.  Click here to visit the Off-Campus Housing Database.