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Off-Campus Living

Thinking of living off-campus? As a service to students and the College community, the Office of Residence Life maintains a basic service for opportunities for off-campus housing.

Information to Consider When Commuting
This checklist (pdf) will help you ascertain the condition of a possible rental property. It is provided as information only and is available to download or through the Central Office.

Off-Campus Housing Posting Information
A Rental Listing Resource Binder is available to any individual requesting to post information. The listings remain posted until the lessor contacts the office or the office learns the rental is no longer available. Information is accepted via email, facsimile or paper copy. No information is taken over the phone. It should be emphasized that this is a service and the Office of Residence Life assumes no responsibility for the safety, security, or fitness of the housing accommodations. If students report that a listing is not accurate or questionable, the office staff will follow up.

When you move into your new space, there are some things you can do to make the experience enjoyable for you and your neighbors. 

Apartment Meal Plan
Commuters may select an Apartment Meal Plan, a 450 point per academic year ($450) meal plan by going online to TouchNet, or by going to Student Accounts to pay with cash or with their student account credit balance.  Any unused portion of the Apartment Meal Plan will be forfeited at the close of the spring term.

Nutrition and Meals
You may still enjoy all your meals on campus or begin to discover your own cooking talents. Chartwells, our College food service, is a good source for information on nutrition as well as the menu of the day in various locations on campus. 

Other sources of apartment listings:

The Elmhurst Press
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Suburban News
My New Place
My Apartment Map
Apartment Guide
Chicago Reader
Apartment List

When using these resources, Elmhurst is located in DuPage County. The suburbs that are contiguous to Elmhurst: Villa Park, Addison, Bensenville, Northlake, Berkeley, Oak Brook and Oakbrook Terrace.

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