Living Off Campus

Oxy has a three-year live on requirement, which means that all students must live in college-owned housing for their first three years.  With approval, a limited number of Juniors may be given the opportunity to live off-campus.

Seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing, and will need to apply if they are interested in being considered for living on-campus. 

Off-campus living is different than residence hall life. It can be an exciting change, but it also comes with some new responsibilities. We know that this is the first time many of you have signed leases or paid your own utilities. Don't worry–although you won't be living on campus with us anymore we're still here to help.

Even when you live off campus, you're still a Tiger. You can still purchase a meal plan and eat at the Marketplace, go to campus events, get career advice from the CDC, and everything else you're used to doing on campus–it's just a little further away.

We also encourage students living off-campus to get involved in the neighborhood. Oxy has many programs that work in the surrounding area; start by contacting the Office Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLICE) to see how you can get participate and give back to the local community.

Lastly, living off campus may impact your financial aid package. For more information please visit the Financial Aid website or contact them directly.