December News 2012

Off Campus Life: New Office

OCL Housing Guide
Student utilizes OCL's Housing Guide. Photo by Frank Ameka for Office of Technology and Design.


Wish the search for off-campus housing was easier? JMU’s Off-Campus Life office offers the resources you need to find roommates, a place to live, and the most affordable housing.

OCL can help students to narrow down their choices for living and bring students to tour properties. They offer lease reviews, conflict resolution between roommates, and a Utility Deposit Assistance Program (UDAP)—a JMU sponsored program that protects your credit rating and allows you to get utility service connections without a deposit.

Students can reference brochures for different properties and a Housing Guide, a guide to many of the properties in Harrisonburg and their amenities to help compare properties side by side. OCL also hosts Housing Fairs, where different properties advertise by setting up informational booths, and Roommate Mixers, where students searching for roommates can meet others in the same position.

The OCL office will be moving to the first floor of Festival off of JMad’s Lounge in the beginning of spring semester. An open house will be held in Spring 2013 for everyone to check out the new office. It will include a lounge with Xbox games, controllers, iPads, and magazines for students to use!

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