Is renting an apartment right for your Tommie?

Living in a residence hall has many benefits, from personal safety and regular, nutritious meals to stronger connections on campus.

Still, living off campus can look like freedom and fun for students, until the realities of high rents, maintaining a property and dealing with an absentee landlord literally hit home. That’s why Off-Campus Student Life (OCSL) created Renter 101.

  • What should students look for in a lease?
  • How can first-time renters spot a responsible landlord?
  • What would your on-campus Tommie be giving up in order to rent a house, duplex or apartment in the neighborhood?

Renter 101, a student-led panel via Zoom, will answer these questions and more. If your student currently lives in a residence hall, and is thinking of moving off campus, urge them to attend Renter 101 on Thursday, November 19, 7:30-9 p.m.

  • Students can register and learn more on Tommie Link.
  • Parents and other adult family members may contact Amy Gage, director of neighborhood relations, for the Zoom link: agage@stthomas.edu.