Off-Campus Community Living

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Welcome to Off-Campus Community Living!

We provide support to students residing in privately owned apartments and homes.

Over 20,000 students choose to live in privately owned apartments and homes throughout the campus district and surrounding communities. Whether you are living in the campus district or in the surrounding communities, you are considered to live "off-campus."

Off-Campus Community Living is available to assist students. To schedule an in-person or virtual meeting, please call 217-333-0112 or email us.

OCCL Walk-In Hours — Fall 2023
Tuesday & Wednesday
1:00-4:00 pm

Apartments & Leases 101 - Virtual Presentations

Fall is a popular time to begin looking for housing for next year. OCCL is here to help! If you are first time renter or even an experienced renter, mark your planner to attend one of our virtual presentations with tips for finding housing, what to look for when touring apartments and how to understand your lease. Our goal is to inform students of their rights and how to protect themselves from a poor renting experience.

Attend one of our Fall 2023 presentations:

Navigating Subleasing Webinar

Securing Your Security Deposit Webinar

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Not Legal Advice

Off-Campus Community Living is a resource for students that provides general information about landlord-tenant relationships. OCCL does not provide legal advice. We strive to make sure the information we provide is accurate and useful; however, if you want legal advice, we recommend that you consult with a lawyer.