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How to be an Off-Campus Terp. Tiffany Gaines Coordinator of Off-Campus Housing Services. Overview. Housing Options: On-Campus, University-Affiliated, Off-Campus Creating Your Off-Campus Living Plan Easy Steps to Off-Campus Living Top 10 Off-Campus Terp Tips!

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How to be an off campus terp

How to be an Off-Campus Terp

Tiffany Gaines

Coordinator of Off-Campus Housing Services


Overview
Overview

  • Housing Options: On-Campus, University-Affiliated, Off-Campus

  • Creating Your Off-Campus Living Plan

    • Easy Steps to Off-Campus Living

  • Top 10 Off-Campus Terp Tips!

  • Introduction to Off-Campus Housing Services

    • OCH101 and Roommate Finder

  • Off Campus Living Fairs and Turbo Roommate Finder

  • Resources

  • Q & A


Housing options
Housing Options

Many Options for UMD Students!

On-Campus Housing

Department of Resident Life

Assignments and Public Inquiry Office

301-314-2100

[email protected]

www.resnet.umd.edu


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Housing Options

Many Options for UMD Students!

University-Affiliated Housing

South Campus Commons

www.southcampuscommons.com

[email protected]

The Courtyards at Maryland

www.umdcourtyards.com

[email protected]


Finding off campus housing
Finding Off-Campus Housing

  • Begin with broad options and then narrow down.

  • Prioritize the type of housing you want to live in.

  • Develop a financial budget for rent, utilities, food, transportation, entertainment and emergency costs.

  • Consider what types of transportation are available and convenient.

  • Research the area’s safety by looking up area crime statistics.

  • Look before you lease.

  • Get it in writing! Read and understand your lease. If you have questions visit the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Legal Aid for assistance.

  • Consider if you want to invest in a dining plan.

  • Consider obtaining renters’ insurance.


Top 10 off campus terp tips
Top 10 Off-Campus Terp Tips!

  • You’re a Terp – Stay connected and get involved on campus!

  • Be safe. Use your common sense and make safe choices.

    • Lock your door and take your keys with you.

    • Travel in well-lit areas.

    • Make sure smoke detectors work, etc.

  • Being someone’s friend doesn’t make them an automatic good roommate choice.

  • Find potential roommates who have the same living preferences as you. (e.g., cleanliness, sleeping habits, perspective on guests, etc.)

  • Think about how you’re going to get groceries and other necessities.


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Top 10 Off-Campus Terp Tips!

  • Establish “house rules” and “chores schedule” with your roommates.

  • Know your rights as a tenant.

  • It’s important to be a good neighbor.

  • Make your off-campus apartment your home.

  • Have fun!




Off campus living fairs and turbo roommate finder
Off-Campus Living Fairs and Turbo Roommate Finder

  • Wednesday June 6, 2012

    • 5pm-7pm

    • Stamp Student Union/Colony Ballroom

  • Saturday July 14, 2012

    • 12pm-2pm

    • Stamp Student Union/Colony Ballroom

      Come talk in person with a number of local area landlords and property managers to learn about housing options they provide to UMD students.


Important resources
Important Resources

  • Off-Campus Housing Services

    • www.och.umd.edu

    • 1-301-314-3645

  • Off-Campus Student Life

    • www.thestamp.umd.edu/offcampus

    • 1-301-314-7174

  • Transportation Services

    • www.transporation.umd.edu

    • 1-301-314-PARK (parking inquires)

    • 1-301-314-2255 (transit inquires)

  • University of Maryland Public Safety

    • www.umpd.umd.edu

    • 301-405-3555 (non-emergency)

    • 301-405-3333 or 911(emergency)


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Important Resources

  • Student Financial Aid

    • www.financialaid.umd.edu

    • 301-314-9000

  • Dining Services

    • www.dining.umd.edu

    • 301-314-8067

  • Undergraduate Student Legal Aid

    • www.studentorg.umd.edu/legalaid/

    • 301-314-7756

  • Graduate Student Legal Aid

    • http://gradlegalaid.com/

    • 301-405-5807


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Important Resources

  • Prince George’s County

    • http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/

    • 1-301-350-9700 (County information line)

  • Prince George’s County Police Crime mapping

    • http://pgcgis.co.pg.md.us/pgpd/crimemapping/viewer.htm

  • Montgomery County

    • http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

    • 1-240-777-6410 (County information line)

  • Montgomery County Police Crime Statistics

    • http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/poltmpl.asp?url=/content/pol/media/crimestats.asp


Questions we re here to help
Questions? We’re here to help…

Off-Campus Housing Services

1110 Stamp Student Union

www.och.umd.edu

Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm

[email protected]

301-314-3645


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