February 23, 2010

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 80, Issue 10

Finding safe off-campus accommodations

Finding safe off-campus accommodations

Finding safe off-campus accommodations

As the spring semester opens, many students will be in search of off-campus housing for next fall. Although most students start out looking for a five- or six-bedroom house to live in (there are very few of these available near NU) many choose a smaller, two- or three-bedroom house or apartment. There are a couple of reasons for this.

As previously mentioned, there are only a couple of places near Niagara that can accommodate more than three students. More importantly, many houses lack proper safety and security, and therefore students choose a better looking apartment as opposed to an "ugly" house.

Students can always come in to meet with university housing staff with any questions or concerns they have about finding an off-campus property, or about a place they already are living in. For those of you who are "in the hunt," take advantage of the safety and security checklist next to this article. A more complete renter's checklist is available free of charge from the Housing Office located in Suite 108 in O'Shea Hall or online at www.niagara.edu/off-campus.

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