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Spring Housing Fair – March 20, 2024

Rain Date: March 27th   __    Main Student Center Lawn

Off-Campus Student Services will host its Spring 2024 Off-Campus Housing Fair on March 20th from 10 am -2pm on the Main Student Center Lawn. If you are not sure where you want to live next year, or if you want to learn more about moving off-campus then you do not want to miss this event! Students will have the opportunity to meet with surrounding rental companies and various ECU departments. The event will include FREE food, prizes, and great information.


Thinking About Living Off-Campus?

Living off-campus does have its freedoms, but it comes with more rules, regulations, and responsibilities. When you live off-campus, you will be a student of East Carolina University and a citizen of the City of Greenville.

ECU students living off-campus should be familiar with the ECU Student Code of Conduct, and the City of Greenville Code Enforcement  Before you sign a lease agreement, you need to understand and know all the facts, as a lease is a legal binding document. Off-Campus Student Services works with students to explore off-campus housing needs for successful living experience away from the campus residence halls.

Please review our Off-Campus Housing Guide–  It is a helpful guide to learn more about off-campus housing.

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This interactive module is an introduction to the resources and assistance the University, and the surrounding communities provide as you transition off-campus. When you are finished you should be able to:

  • Estimate the cost to live off-campus
  • Know and discuss the steps to complete an application, inspect your apartment when you arrive, sign a lease, and know your rights and responsibilities
  • Understand the importance of being a good neighbor.
  • Move into your new residence, set up utilities (if you have too), set expectations with your roommates, and meet your neighbors

Click Here to take the Module

Freshman/First-Year Live On-Campus Requirement

East Carolina University Freshmen (defined as students who have completed fewer than 30 hours of college credit – excluding AP, dual enrollment, or early college hours) are required to live in college housing for at least two semesters. Exempted from this policy are students who have reached their twenty-first birthday prior to the first day of classes; veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces; married students; students with dependent children (living with them); or students who commute to school daily from the permanent, legal residence of their parents (within a 35 mile radius of campus.)

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