Staying Well Off-Campus

Staying Well Off-Campus

A guide to life in the Thread City!
What you need to know about living off-campus as an Eastern student


So you’re thinking about moving off campus…
Or, maybe you’ve been living off campus for years…

The decision to live off-campus is one that can be very exciting! For some, it is the first time they’ve lived alone and without close supervision. This freedom can be a wonderful learning experience. However, for some, it doesn’t provide the wonderful, growing experience they are looking for. This guide is designed to help you think through all you need to know in order to have a safe, successful experience living off-campus.

Do you know what to look for in a good lease?
Do you know your legal rights as a renter?
Do you know your landlord’s rights?
Do you know if you need renter’s insurance?
Do you know how much it costs to live off-campus?
Do you know how to find a great, safe apartment?

Most students answer “No” to most or all of the above questions. The information below will help you answer them so you can maximize your chances of having a great off-campus experience!

Need help answering some of the above questions?

Are you really ready to live off campus?
Four Things to Think About Before Signing a Lease
Off Campus Safety
Laws and Ordinances

Downloadable Forms (Requires Excel 2007 or newer)

Monthly Budget Worksheet: keep track of your income & expenses to avoid sticky money messes or over using credit!

House Cleaning Planner: Great for roommates!

Website Resources

National Foundation for Credit Counseling: Find out how to keep your credit safe and healthy!

Windham Chamber of Commerce: Find out about local shops and businesses!