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Off-Campus Housing

Learn more about off-campus housing options and available resources.

Moving off campus can be an exciting step in a student’s college experience. It can also spark many questions and you may not know where to begin. This page provides a list of resources so that you can make an informed decision when selecting the best housing option for you. 

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Off-Campus Housing Website

The Off-Campus Housing website provides access to current rental listings near North Carolina State University’s campus that primarily serve students. You can also search for roommates and find relevant resources.

The Office of International Services also has helpful information regarding leases, renter’s insurance, utilities, and more, to assist in your rental decision.


Before choosing a residence, there are many things a student should consider. Below is a list of questions and resources you should research prior to signing a lease:


  • What is the monthly cost for rent?
    • Consider having a roommate(s) to reduce cost. Typically, a single-bedroom residence is more expensive, per person, than living in a multi-bedroom residence.
  • What is included in the rent price?
    • Does it include utilities (water, electric, gas), cable, internet, parking or pet fees? If any of these are not included, research how much each bill adds to your monthly costs.
  • Are there additional costs necessary to move in?
    • Application fees
    • Deposits
    • Advanced rent
  • Are you required to have renter’s insurance? If so, what is the cost per month?
  • What payment options does the residence accept? 
    • Do they accept cash, credit, check, money order and/or online payments? 


  • What type of leases are provided? Joint or individual?
  • How long is the lease? When are the start and end dates?
  • Can you sublease or break your lease? Are there any fees for doing so?
  • Can you get a copy of the lease to review prior to singing? Ask questions if you do not understand any information listed. Student Legal Services can assist in reviewing your lease.


  • What kind of amenities are available?
    • Parking 
      • Is there parking for residents? If so, is there a fee?
      • Do you get a reserved spot? 
      • Is there visitor parking? 
      • Is there a garage?
    • Transportation 
    • Appliances (microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc.)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
    • Pool
    • Garbage and recycling services
    • Can you have pets? Is there a dog park? 


  • How can you report problems with roommates and/or other tenants to the residence?
  • How does the residence handle roommate and/or neighbor issues? 
  • How do you fill out a maintenance request?
  • Does the residence have 24-hour maintenance?
  • How old and in what condition is the residence?
  • View the Local Crime Map
  • View Personal Safety Tips
  • View Emergency Preparedness Resources


  • What is the distance between the residence and campus or other frequently visited places?
  • What types of businesses are in the neighborhood/area? Do you have easy access to things you need (groceries, etc.)?
  • What is the population of those who primarily live in the residence and neighborhood? 
    • Undergraduate students, graduate students, non-students and/or families?

Choosing an off-campus residence is a big decision. Take your time, do your research, ask questions and thoroughly read your lease. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.

Contact Us


Off-Campus Housing
1112 Pullen Hall 
201 Dan Allen Drive
Campus Box 7315
Raleigh, NC 27695


919.515-2440  / 919.515.4398


Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm