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Off Campus Life

Monday – Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Festival, Room 2107
(540) 568-6071
http://info.jmu.edu/ocl/

Services

The Off Campus Life exists to help JMU students make the transition from on-campus housing to off-campus housing. The office's services are outlined in the list below.

  • Educates and assists students with their move off-campus and in becoming responsible members of a larger community.
  • Publishes a yearly housing guide, and maintains up-to-date housing listings.
  • Acts as an advocate for the off-campus student where she/he can turn for support and answers.
  • Provides conflict resolution assistance, regarding roommate or landlord conflicts  
  • Provides Harrisonburg maps, bus schedules, housing brochures, roommate agreements, damage checklists and sublease agreement forms.
  • Reviews students’ prior to signing to assist students in gaining a better understanding of what their lease entails.
  • Offers programs such as:
    • The OCL Housing Fair (Fall) offers students the opportunity to see what apartment complexes exist in the area and meet property managers.
    • Apt. 101 (Fall) informs about the pros, cons and expectations of off-campus living.
    • Apt. 102 (Spring) is specifically geared toward students who have already signed leases to live off-campus in the fall semester.  
    • The Roommate Mixer (Fall) is designed to give students the opportunity to meet others who may be in a similar situation, enabling students to find roommates and/or off-campus housing. 
    • “What To Do In Harrisonburg” is designed to help students planning to move off-campus to become acquainted with the area.
    • The UDAP Fair (Spring) offers information on the uses and benefits of a UDAP contract. UDAP (Utility Deposit Assistance Program) is a service allowing deposits to be waived for students connecting to Harrisonburg electric, gas, and water services. UDAP contracts can be purchased on MyMadison.