Eligibility: Please note — students must follow the campus waiver procedures to determine eligibility for living off campus.
Do not sign a lease until you have an approved waiver. If your waiver is in an appeal status, that is not considered approved.
Decide if you would like to live off campus. Be sure to check that you are eligible to live off campus and complete the Campus Waiver Application. Students may choose to move off campus for various reasons, but it is a decision based on personal preference and needs. If approved, students can proceed with the following steps:
When choosing housemates, it's important to establish trust. Living off campus is different from living on campus because you depend on your housemates rather than a Resident Assistant.
Rules and Responsibilities
Cleaning, taking out the garbage, shoveling snow, setting up utility bills...these are things to discuss with your roommates before they become an issue. Be proactive to establish an agreement and divide any responsibilities ahead of time.
Is the apartment or house furnished, unfurnished, or partially furnished? Decide ahead of time where your furniture will come from and how you will transport it to your apartment.
Unlike on campus living, your off campus living payments are not included in your bill from Alfred State. It's important to speak with anyone you depend on financially before moving off campus. It's also beneficial to talk with financial aid before signing a lease.
To assist current students, faculty, and staff with their housing search, we've provided some external links of available apartments. These links contain apartments and rooms for rent.