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Off Campus Housing
Welcome to the University's Off Campus Community! It is the hope of the Department of Residence Life that your experience living off campus will be enjoyable and educational. Philadelphia is a diverse environment with many sub-communities, each with their own distinct cultures. Becoming part of these communities can be one of the most educational experiences of your life.
First and Second-year students:
University of the Sciences requires all unmarried first- and second-year students under the age of 21 and whose permanent address at the time of their enrollment deposit is beyond 30 miles of campus to reside in campus housing. Signing a lease or putting a deposit on an off campus location before receiving an official exemption is financially hazardous and done at your own risk.
We suggest a few tips when searching for the perfect apartment or house
- Carefully review all housing options.
- Look around the neighborhood to determine the level of security and safety. (see Area Map) Area Map is formatted in an Acrobat Reader Program with the courtesy of University City District
- Be sure you understand all charges and restrictions.
- Find out who is responsible for payment of utilities such as gas, electric, heat, and water.
- Review the minimum termination date of a lease.
- Always read the lease carefully, as it is a legal document.
- Check the house or apartment for fire code and other safety violations.
Property managers, landlords, and residents interested in listing off campus housing can do so by filling out a listing form which can be accessed from the left navigation bar.
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (“USciences”) does not endorse any website, realtor, apartment, or home on this website, nor does Off Campus Partners (“OCP”). USciences and OCP encourage renters to be cautious and aware, and to make informed decisions when searching for housing. Any information given on this website is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have a legal question, please seek out legal counsel as soon as possible. Additionally, any information given is presented as a service. Rental property owners are responsible for reporting information fairly and accurately, and USciences and OCP cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of such information. Inclusion of any property or rental unit on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endorsement or approval by USciences or OCP of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by USciences or OCP as to the quality, safety, or other features of such property and/or its owners or management agent(s). USciences and OCP expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units.
Osol Hall Front Desk: 215-895-1125
Wilson Hall Front Desk: 215-895-1144
Division of Student Affairs: 215-596-8950
Public Safety: 215-596-7000
Student Health: 215-596-8980
Counseling Services: 215-596-8536
Residence Director, Living & Learning Commons
Associate Director of Residence Life