Off-Campus Student Life (OCSL) offers a variety of programs and opportunities associated with living off campus focused on those who may be renting in or near the St. Thomas campus.
Overview of all of the services available to students as they plan their 2019-2020 housing: Planning Your Housing 19-20
Off-Campus Student Life offers a variety of programs to help educate students about their rights and responsibilities living off campus.
Designed as an introductory program for those thinking about living off campus and entering a rental agreement, Renter 101 is a peer-to-peer education model with a panel of students currently renting off campus sharing their experiences and lessons learned with other students. Moderated by staff from OCSL, the panelists help students consider a variety of information that students will want to consider when making their decisions about living off campus
Our next scheduled session is planned for February 25 at 6:30pm in Dorsey Way (Anderson Student Center, second floor).
More sessions will be offered as the need demands.
STEP - Student Tenant Education Program
The Student Tenant Education Program (STEP) is two workshops designed to provide students with fundamental resources and knowledge about living off-campus.
For more information, visit our STEP page at stthomas.edu/offcampus/housing/step/
Off-Campus Student Life maintains a list of off-campus housing listings in the area around the St. Thomas campus. Students can search for properties by a variety of methods. The map feature on each property listing allows students to see the distance from the St. Paul or Minneapolis campus to the property.
Listings are submitted by landlords or property managers and approved for content by OCSL staff. Please note, the University of St. Thomas does not inspect, verify or endorse any rental listings that appear on this list. The appearance of any listing does not indicate any endorsement by the university.
The St. Thomas housing and roommate list is updated each weekday that new information is received. Please contact us at (651) 962-6138 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions or concerns.
Students living in the neighborhood have a number of resources at St. Thomas, including staff in OCSL dedicated to supporting them.
Amy Gage is director of neighborhood relations. She works with students renting off campus to help them manage their relationships with homeowners, understand community norms around our campus, and problem-solve challenges they may encounter. Amy can be reached at email@example.com or 651-962-6123.
Neighborhood Student Advisors (NSAs) are undergraduate students who work for Off-Campus Student Life to plan and implement programs for the students living in the neighborhoods around St. Thomas. Programs range from cooking classes, financial literacy programs and meet-your-neighbor events. To see what programs are planned, visit our programs page. To contact an NSA, visit our staff page.
Off-Campus Student Life produces this publication with information about living off campus in a rental situation. It includes information about finding a property, entering into a lease, and tenant rights and responsibilities. For a hard-copy of the publication, visit the OCSS office on the second floor of the Anderson Student Center, ASC 253. To view the information online, as well as have access to sample leases, sub-lease, co-tenant agreements, and other documents, click here.