Living Off Campus
Living off campus can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Here is some useful information to help you make sure that it is.
The Office of Residential Education and Housing Services wants you to have the best living experience possible while you’re here at Oxy. For many students, renting off campus is their first experience with independent living. That’s why we’ve assembled these resources for you. In this section of our site, you'll find all the information you need.
Off-campus living is different than residence hall life. It can be an exciting change, but it also comes with some new responsibilities. Incorporated in 1911 as an independent city, Eagle Rock became part of Los Angeles in 1923, nine years after Oxy moved to its current campus. The College, Eagle Rock, and the adjacent community of Highland Park have grown up together, and have long enjoyed a close relationship.
Oxy continues to be an active participant in the community. Our participation is both formal, through the Office of Community Engagement and other programs, and informal, through our students, faculty, and staff who choose to live in the area. We know that you will contribute to the positive relations that exist between the College and our neighbors.
To facilitate good communication and in an effort to better support our students during emergency situations, all students that live off-campus will be required to provide an accurate address for their place of residence and contact information for themselves at the residence and for their landlord (if any). Students will be asked to provide confirmation of residency to the Office of Residential Education and Housing Services prior to the start of classes. A hold will be placed on all student accounts until this information is received.
Students can mail, fax, or drop off at the main ResEd Office any of the following to the extent it serves to confirm the student’s current off-campus place of residence for the school term (private financial information and other private confidential information may be redacted):
- A copy of your lease agreement showing your address, your name, and the name of your landlord, or
- A California utility bill (DWP, gas, telephone, cable), or
- A California driver license, or
- A California bank account statement, or
- A California voter registration card
As a reminder living off campus may impact your financial aid for more information please visit the Financial Aid Website.
- Phone: (323) 259-2531
- Facebook: ResedOxy
- E-mail: email@example.com