STEP 1: Figure out the type of housing in which you want to live.
The Salisbury area has a wide variety of off-campus housing options. Please take your time exploring different options to find the best selection for you.
A list of local landlords and leasing apartment complexes can be found at:
STEP 2: Develop a financial budget.
Consider how much you can afford for rent, utilities, food, transportation, entertainment and emergency expenses.
Calculate the monthly rent and utilities that are required.
The average cost of living off campus is approximately $7,050* per academic year. Living with a roommate is usually cheaper than living on your own.
A good rule of thumb is to not exceed half of your monthly allowance in rent.
STEP 3: Transportation
Consider your transportation needs. Find out more by checking out the Commuter Connections On the Go page.
STEP 4: Choose the perfect roommate.
The Guerrieri University Center Off-Campus Housing Services offers a "Students Looking for Roommates" service for all Salisbury University students. Information or a form can be obtained at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk. While deciding on a roommate here are some things to consider.
Meet the prospective roommate prior to signing the lease to make sure you are compatible.
Figure out your likes, dislikes, priorities and what you are willing to compromise.
Discuss all expenses and how you will share them equally.
STEP 5: Consider your dining options.
Find out more at:
STEP 6: Here are a few things to consider prior to signing the lease:
Term of Lease
STEP 7: Get Connected!
Before moving in set up all services and utilities that will be needed. Make sure you contact local utility companies at least two weeks in advance to get services turned on.
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