Welcome to Off-Campus Services!

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Information for on-campus housing can be found by visiting housing.appstate.edu.  For off-campus housing, click on the blue button below labeled "Off-Campus Housing".

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*DISCLAIMER: Appalachian State University offers this site as a convenience to the University community. The University does not manage or own any of the properties listed here, with the exception of University Highlands. The University has made no independent investigation of, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, the suitability, fitness, condition or safety of the properties listed on this site or the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. The University does not recommend or endorse any of the properties or companies listed on this site. It is the sole responsibility of the students or other users of this site to check out the properties and/or landlords listed. The University is not responsible for any liability or damage arising from the use of information on this site.


Published January 26, 2016 By Karla Rusch

Appalachian State University's Annual Housing Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the International Hall and throughout the first floor of the Student Union.  Twenty rental companies will be present to answer questions and provide information about their properties.  This is a great opportunity to easily and conveniently gather more information about housing options for next year (academic year 2016-17).  As an added bonus, students who attend the fair will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad mini.  And stop by the Off-Campus Community Relations table for a free Stick Boy cookie!  Co-sponsored by Student Government Association.


Find Your Match!

Published November 17, 2015 By Matt McNaney

Match iconNow Is The Time To Learn About Housing Options For Fall 2016

Learn how to re-apply for on-campus housing, how to find off-campus housing, and how to make sure your housing for Fall 2016 is the best fit for YOU

Watauga River Room, First floor of the Student Union (near the Bookstore)

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

Programs are one hour long

Fall Semester 2015

  • Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00 noon - Early Bird session!
  • Wednesday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 3 at 12:00 noon
  • Monday, December 7 at 12:00 noon

Spring Semester 2016

  • Wednesday, January 13 at 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 noon

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

Download: Find Your Match Flyer 2015

"10 Things to Inspect Before Renting an Apartment" -- Time Magazine

Published October 7, 2015 By Karla Rusch

According to Time Magazine, real estate experts say these are the most important things to check when you’re doing your due diligence on a rental property before signing the lease.  Although the article is geared towards an urban setting, this "top ten" list is a great starting point when considering any rental property. For more suggestions on what to look for and what questions to ask when deciding where to live, go to "What to Know Before You Start" under the Off-Campus Housing button on our website.

Off-Campus Housing podcast published in AppState online magazine

Published October 5, 2015 By Karla Rusch

Last fall, the Director of the Student Legal Clinic and Off-Campus Community Relations sat down in the University Communications recording studio for a conversation about off-campus housing issues.  The following "AppX" podcast was published in the online edition of Appalachian Magazine in May 2015.  We're posting a link to the podcast now because it will soon be time to start thinking about housing options for next year (i.e. academic year 2016-17).  Look for more information about how to decide where to live and how to find the right housing for you on this page in the coming months.  In the meantime, check out the podcast!

"Read the Lease" Campaign kicks off now!

Published October 1, 2015 By Karla Rusch

Approximately 2/3 of the Appalachian State University main campus student population -- about 11,000 students -- live off-campus in Boone and the surrounding community.  As we move further into fall semester, students are already beginning to think about housing options for the next academic year (2016-17).  The Office of Off-Campus Community Relations and the Student Legal Clinic want to make sure that students who are considering moving off-campus next year -- as well as those who are already living off-campus, but may be looking to move to a different apartment or rental house -- have important information about how to choose the right off-campus housing for their needs.  One of the simplest and most important things you can do before you make a decision about off-campus housing is to read the lease!  To avoid surprises, extra costs, and legal problems down the road, make sure you read and understand your lease before you sign it.  If you have questions, or just want to go over the lease with someone who is familiar with legal documents, a licensed attorney can review your lease for free through the Student Legal Clinic located in Suite 324 of the Student Union.  Just call (828) 262-8284 for an appointment. 

You'll be seeing this message around campus over the next few months and into the spring semester.  Also, look for more information (coming soon!) about educational programs to help you choose the right housing for you.

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The Off-Campus Community Relations 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.