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Off-Campus Housing

Whether you choose to live on or off-campus, take all appropriate safety precautions and make certain that your landlord has properly insured the building where you may be renting.

This section of the DHRL website is designed to make getting settled a little simpler. We hope the following information can be a starting point to more in depth research.

Getting Started in your Search for Off-Campus Housing

  • Things to consider as you begin your off-campus housing search: Safe Building Feature checklist, Fire Safety Concerns, Renter's Insurance
  • Looking for a room for off-campus housing? Check out the "Looking for a Roommate" on BlackBoard. Log onto BlackBoard and click on the "Communities" tab on the top of the screen. On the right side of the screen you will see "Institutional Discussion Boards." Click on the "Looking for a Roommate" link and then the forum. Add a thread to find a roommate.
  • Off-Campus Alternatives Housing Booklet (information about hotels, off-campus short-term options and apartment buildings)

CHANGE to Bulletin Board Postings of local off-campus listings


As of 7/17/17, DHRL has partnered with a third-party, Off Campus Partners, to manage and display any new off-campus listings. DHRL will no longer publish a weekly Bulletin Board posting due to this new partnership. Interested parties should now visit our new website listed above and sign-up on the website to add a listing.

Please note: Even though the website is currently designed for Philadelphia University, as of July 1st Philadelphia University is now Thomas Jefferson University. This website will be used for both campuses for off-campus listings. 

(Please note: The Department of Housing and Residence Life and Thomas Jefferson University are not affiliated with any off-campus housing site listed here, including any fraternities, nor is any particular property endorsed or recommended. Jefferson students and employees should perform due diligence to ensure that the off-campus property they are considering renting is insured and meets basic safety standards.)

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Take time to prepare for your move, financially and otherwise: