Off Campus Housing Presentation

Finding A
Place to Live
Many housing options
Apartment Complexes
Multi Family Homes
Single Family Homes
Rooms for Rent
Start at the UNH Website:
Jump Off Campus Database
Find it:
• Under Student/
Tenant Resources
• Search For OffCampus Housing
• Jump Off Campus
• Look for Local
Housing Options
• Look for Roommates
Website Also Has…..
• Listing of two local apartment complexes
(Hadley and Wintergreen)
Other places to look:
• International Services Office:
– Connections of student representatives from many countries that
may be able to help
• Newspapers:
– New Haven Register
– West Haven Voice (pick it up for free at ShopRite)
– New Haven Advocate
• Community Bulletin Boards
– Supermarkets (Shoprite, Stop & Shop)
– Hospitals
Important Questions To Ask
What is the rent?
Are utilities included in the rent?
How much rent do they require up front?
Do they require a security deposit?
What type of lease (year long, month to month)?
What documentation needed to sign a lease?
If renting a room- what privileges do you have?
Important Things to Look For
Is the street well lit?
Are the neighboring buildings in good shape?
Does the building have a secure lock?
Are there good locks in the apartment
• Is the apartment clean?
• Is there a fire escape or alternate exit?
Other things to consider..
• How close is the apartment to UNH?
• Can you walk to UNH and is it a safe walk?
Is it near stores (grocery or convenience
• Is it on the bus line (CT Transit)?
• Is it a direct bus to UNH or do you have to transfer?
• How late does the bus run?
Getting Around … By Bus
Connecticut Transit Bus Company
• UNH on 2 major bus routes
– 0 Bus- Route 1/Boston Post Rd
– B Bus – Campbell Avenue
Getting Around … by Train
UNH shuttle to Union Station
– Amtrak- access Northeast Corridor route
– Metro North- commuter train to New York City
– Shoreline East
Getting Around … by Shuttle
UNH Shuttle :
– Route 1 up to Milford mall
– Downtown New Haven
– Downtown West Haven (Regency/Savin
Court apartments)
– Shuttle schedule available on UNH
Getting Around… by Car
Need a UNH Parking Permit to park a car
on campus
1. Register online:
Need UNH Login and password
2. Pick up permit at Campus Police
Need UNH ID, driver’s license and
car registration
3. Put permit on front windshield
passenger side
4. New permit each academic year
Getting around… by car

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