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USC Office Helps Students with Off-Campus Housing

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Students ask questions at the off-campus housing fair on Greene Street Tuesday. Students ask questions at the off-campus housing fair on Greene Street Tuesday.

By: Dana Fisher

With the semester coming to an end, students are figuring out their living situations for next year.

To help with the process, Off-Campus Student Services organized an off-campus housing fair on Greene street Tuesday.

"We do this so students can have a one-stop location. It's very low pressure," explains Off-Campus Student Services Jami Campbell.

About ten different living communities showed up to entice possible residents with merchandise. Many of the complexes offer the same features.

"Game room, fitness room, just about everything you need right there without having to leave the property," says Copper Beech representative Patti Palshan.

So what is the deciding factor for students thinking about where to live?

"I think the price is definitely a little bit overboard. Me and my roommate are looking to move to a cheaper two bedroom place," says USC student Jasmine Kirton.

Off-campus student services says about three-fourths of undergraduate students live off-campus. They recommend choosing one of these student communities over renting a house on your own because land lords can sometimes be harder to work with.

Campbell advises students to be cautious when looking for off-campus housing.

"Ask a lot of questions, don't sign the first lease you see," Campbell says.



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