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Off-Campus Housing

If you decide to live off-campus, whether you're a first- or senior-year student, we have some resources to help you in your search.

Remember, just because you live off-campus, that doesn't mean that you need to miss out on events. Connect with LOCUS and find events on the Student Events Calendar.

Check out the following workshops for more information and support when finding off-campus housing.

Off-Campus Housing Workshops Fall 2022

  • Starting from Scratch: Dec. 5 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Starting from Scratch should be the first step in your search for off-campus housing. This workshop will walk through how students can evaluate their needs and wants when starting to think about off-campus housing.  Discussing topics such as rent budgets, locations to campus, utilities included number of roommates and many more. Helping students learn how to prioritize what’s important to their safety, and comfort when finding housing.  
      • Waterloo Campus: BA209
      • Brantford Campus: OM207-47 (Boardroom)
  • Think Before You Sign: Dec. 5 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Think Before You Sign will include a live in-person walk through of an Ontario Standard Lease Agreement. Including a template of these rental leases and highlighting the important sections to double check. Additionally, we will be walking through the roles and responsibilities of you as a tenant, and that of your landlord to ensure the property is being taken care of as it should be.
      • Waterloo: BA210
      • Brantford: OM-207-47 (Boardroom)
  • House Hunting 101: Dec. 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
    • The last step to finding off-campus housing .. Looking for housing! This workshop will walk through multiple online resources that students can use and take advantage of when looking for housing. This workshop will also walk through how to contact landlords, and popular spots in Waterloo and Brantford where students typically reside.
      • Waterloo Campus: Arts 1C17
      • Brantford Campus: OM-207-47 (Boardroom) 
  • Roommate Match-Up: Dec. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m.
    • Roommate Match Up’s are great events for students to attend if they are looking for potential roommates for the following year, or if they are simply looking to meet new people. Whether you have a rental unit you are looking to fill or are an individual looking to rent a room, we’ll have icebreakers, conversation starters, and snacks ready for you to meet other students looking for housing.

Check out our partnerships for rental listings and helpful tips for you to consider when renting.

 

Find Your Home

Make sure you do your own inquiries for suitability because Laurier does not inspect, other otherwise check the homes or rental properties listed on Places4Students.com.

Places4Students.com

To help you in your search for off-campus housing, Laurier has partnered with Places4Students.com, an off-campus housing website that specializes in providing students, schools and landlords with a quality rental property listing service.

Browse the property listings: 

To help your search, you can:

  • Use the roommate finder to look at profiles of fellow students who are looking for a place to live.
  • Browse the student sublets listing for rooms or apartments for rent by students.

Ezra-Bricker Student Apartments

Another resource for finding off-campus housing is Ezra-Bricker Student Apartments. This resource includes a number of properties close to the Waterloo campus and are owned by Laurier, but managed by Campus Living Centres. 

With Ezra-Bricker student apartments, you'll find:

  • Off-campus housing that is a one to five minue walk to the Waterloo campus. 
  • Large bedrooms and common rooms, full-kitchen and two bathrooms in each suite.
  • Housing that is cost-effective.

Be Prepared

Check out Off-Campus Housing's pages on: 

Other Resources

You can also look at listings with the following resources:

Things to Consider