It’s a nearly uni­versal fact of life, up there with the inevitability of death and taxes: Moving is hard.

But Northeastern’s Off Campus Stu­dent Ser­vices office is helping stu­dents ease the tran­si­tion from res­i­dence halls to apart­ments of their own through a month-​​long series of events on Cen­ten­nial Common.

The informal ses­sions — five more of which are sched­uled for this month — give stu­dents a chance to get candid and informed answers to their housing-​​related ques­tions, many of which focus on finding sub­lets or dealing with landlords.

We want people to know about the ser­vices our office pro­vides, espe­cially right now as stu­dents may be looking for housing for the Summer II or Fall terms,” said Brian Camp­bell, a senior civil engi­neering major and a OCSS com­mu­nity ambas­sador for the Mis­sion Hill neighborhood.

Cassie Gucwa, a third-​​year phys­ical therapy major, recently moved off campus.

The timing of moving off campus doesn’t always make it easy,” she said during Tuesday afternoon’s infor­ma­tion ses­sion. “You have to start looking early — some of the best places, espe­cially right around campus, are gone in Jan­uary or Feb­ruary when the lease doesn’t even start until Sep­tember — so you may not even know about housing or co-​​op when you’d want to start looking.”

OCSS offers a number of ser­vices to make it easier for stu­dents to move off campus, including a web-​​based system to find room­mates or sub­lets. It also runs a number of pro­grams, like the Mis­sion Hill and Fenway Break­fast Clubs and Neighbor-​​to-​​Neighbor Spring Cleanup, that help stu­dents engage with and improve the com­mu­ni­ties around Northeastern.

The weekly break­fast clubs, which started about two years ago, let North­eastern stu­dents give back to the com­mu­nity by cleaning up trash on neigh­bor­hood streets before meeting at a local eatery to have break­fast together; the Neighbor-​​to-​​Neighbor Spring Cleanup, held on April 1, brought together 90 stu­dent vol­un­teers who spent 270 hours on cleanup projects in the Fenway and Mis­sion Hill neighborhoods.

The next “Ask Off Campus” event is sched­uled for Thursday, run­ning from noon to 1 p.m. Future ses­sions are sched­uled for Monday, May 21 from 5 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, May 24 from noon to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, May 29 from noon to 1 p.m.; and Thursday, May 31 from 1 to 2 p.m.