Off-Campus Housing

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Area Housing Resource List for accepted applicants and current students
(Password required; can be obtained by contacting the Residential Services Office at 314-505-7324.  Please note the information included in this document is not an endorsement of, nor recommendation for, the properties listed. When entering a rental/leasing agreement please be discerning and thoroughly review the agreement).

Items to keep in mind when considering off-campus housing

  • Physically inspect the apartment unit/complex. Do not rent an apartment based solely on an ad.
  • If renting or purchasing an older property be sure to check for the following:
    • Lead paint
    • 3 prong outlets
    • Heating/cooling system
    • Windows (units that are not well insulated will greatly impact your monthly utility expenses).
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages associate with what level apartment unit you desire to live on (i.e. ground floor verses second floor).
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of living in an apartment complex (i.e. barking dogs, etc..)
  • Carefully read over the terms of a lease prior to signing on the dotted line.
  • Confirm that the landlord/property management company is responsible for lawn care and/or snow removal.
  • Check basement/storage areas of apartment complex to ensure there is not a musty/mildew smell which often can be an indication of moisture/foundation leaks etc.
  • Renter’s insurance is always recommended.