Off-Campus Community Living


OCCL provides 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."

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Schedule a Meeting

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.

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Walk-In Hours

Walk-in hours are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall 2023 semester.

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Request a Workshop

Complete the request form to schedule a presentation from the OCCL staff.

Request a Workshop


Navigating Subleasing Webinar

Staff from Student Legal Services (SLS) and Off-Campus Community Living (OCCL) provide tips and information regarding subleasing.


How to Protect Your Security Deposit

An online webinar with staff from Student Legal Services (SLS) and Off-Campus Community Living (OCCL) about security deposit related issues and information.


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.

If you need legal help, please contact Student Legal Services.