Looking for an apartment? Wondering what neighborhood to live in? Looking for a roommate? We can help you answer these questions and navigate the process of moving off-campus and all the decisions that come with your off-campus living experience. Use these steps as your guide.

When to Start Your Search – Use the timeline below as your guide!


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Watch our quick Apartment Search video for tips & tricks!



STEP 1: Ask yourself the following questions:

STEP 2: Find an Apartment

STEP 3: Understand Your Lease

  • – Do not sign a lease until you have fully read and understood it.
  • – Make sure all important information is included in the lease.
  • – Have Off Campus Student Services’ Lease Genius read your lease for you!
  • – If you do not agree to the clauses in the lease, ask for revisions or do not sign it and find another apartment.
  • – Get a copy of the lease after you sign it for your records.


STEP 4: Prepare for Your Move


Download these PDFs and use them while you are looking for an apartment:



are you a lease genius

City of Boston – Guide to Renting


Good Practices by Realtors

       good practices

good neighbor handbook