Off Campus Living

Students Outside

Where To Live

Fall Off-Campus Housing Information Sessions

Renters Education Sessions:

Learn about what to look for in a lease, how to choose between a house or apt, learn about different neighborhoods and how to be a good neighbor! Presented by Off-Campus Living and Student Legal Services

Monday, October 29th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Middlebrook Hall Terrace Room

Tuesday, October 30th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Frontier Main Lounge

Monday, November 5th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Standord Hall TV Room

Wednesday, November 7th

7:00pm-8:00pm

Bailey Hall Main Lounge (room 101)

Fall Off Campus Housing Fair:

November 8th, 11am-3pm in the Coffman Union Great Hall. Check out the Facebook Event for more information

  • Meet local property managers (of complexes 20 units +) and find out which properties meet your needs
  • Talk to local resources like Student Legal Services, Minneapolis Housing Inspections, Metro Transit, Parking & Transportation Services, 624-WALK Security program, Off-Campus Living and more to help you make an informed decision about living off-campus.
  • Roommate Finder in person Meet Ups
  • Lots of swag and freebies from the vendors
  • Enjoy free Qdoba sampler cups brought to you by Off-Campus Living
  • Organized by Off-Campus Living, Housing & Residential Life, RentCollegePads and Minnesota Daily
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Neighborhood Info



The majority of our undergraduates choose to rent in the east bank neighborhoods of Minneapolis: Marcy-Holmes, SE Como and Prospect Park. Other nearby neighborhoods include Cedar Riverside and Seward by the west bank as well as Falcon Heights, St. Anthony Park and Roseville by the St. Paul campus. Other neighborhoods that are an easy commute include those in Northeast Minneapolis and even Uptown (though it is pricier).

Neighborhood Map


East Bank Neighborhoods

Marcy-Holmes (marcy-holmes.org)

SE Como (secomo.org)

Prospect Park (prospectparkmpls.org)

West Bank Neighborhoods

Cedar-Riverside (westbankcc.org)

Seward (sng.org)


St. Paul Campus Area Neighborhoods

Other Nearby Areas

Northeast Minneapolis:

Light Rail

Find A Place

University Affiliated Resources

We strongly encourage you to utilize the Off Campus Listing Service through the University. While it does not screen landlords on the list, it does prevent landlords with three or more unresolved or substantiated issues with Student Legal Services to participate. Learn more about the Off Campus Housing Program Policy.

Off Campus Housing Listing Service (Housing & Residential Life resource)

Housing Facebook Group (within U of M network, facilitated by OCL Staff)

Additional Resources

  • Craig’s List
  • MN Daily Classifieds
  • Padmapper.com
  • Rent.com
  • RentRocket.org
  • Livenearyourwork.net (intended for grad/prof students and homeowners)
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Houses Vs. Apartments

Houses

Pros

  • Independent living
  • Can have larger gatherings
  • Option of garage or parking space
  • Own yard for grilling, games
  • Easier to have pets if wanting to adopt or foster (if allowed)
  • Lots of storage space
  • often cheaper rent than apts

Cons

  • May need to do yard care
  • If no parking spaces allotted, parking can be tight
  • Large gatherings draw police
  • Non-student neighbors may have higher standard for property upkeep and behavior so make good choices
  • House theft common
  • Usually have to pay higher utilities (heat loss in old homes)

Apartments

Pros

  • No yard care
  • Many units are furnished near campus
  • Can include study rooms, gym, convenience stores, tanning
  • Utilities usually included in rent
  • Often student neighbors

Cons

  • Theft from autos parked on street is common
  • Smaller gatherings, no big get-togethers
  • Less parking for friends
  • Often restrictions on decorating
  • Less storage space
  • often higher rent, paying for extra amenities