Welcome to Off-Campus Student Services

Keep up to date with Off-Campus Student Services’s programs by checking out our Spring 2019 Calendar.


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 in to 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

Thinking About Living Off-Campus?

Here’s what you need to know beforehand…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. Therefore students will need to know that both the ECU Student Code of Conduct, Students Right and Responsibilities, and the City of Greenville Code Enforcement apply to them. Also before you sign a lease agreement, you need to understand and know all the facts, as this is a legal binding document, Student Legal Services. The department of Off-Campus Student Services works with students to explore off-campus housing needs for successful living away from the University residence halls.

ECU Freshman Residency 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.)

Have a sublease or looking for a sublease? Post for FREE at www.offcampushousing.ecu.edu  

Off-Campus Housing Brochure

More information: https://campusliving.ecu.edu/