April News 2013

Off Campus Life Open House

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 (OCL) office offers the resources you need to find roommates, a place to live, and the most affordable housing.  Come to the open house on Friday, April 19th from 10am - 4pm to learn more about OCL while enjoying snacks, refreshments and games.

The OCL office moved to the first floor of Festival off of JMad’s Lounge in the spring 2013 semester. Plans for the new office include a lounge with Xbox games, controllers, iPads, and magazines for students to use!

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.  See www.jmu.edu/udap for more information on that program.

At the OCL office, 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.  You can download the Housing Guide and find upcoming OCL events at their website, www.jmu.edu/ocl.