If you are interested in living in an apartment or having a room of your own, finding housing off-campus may be for you. The university does not own any apartments so all off-campus housing involves a rental agreement with a landlord. There are many apartments around the campus area, many within walking distance from the campus. Currently students also have free access to the city bus with their student ID. Use this budget guide or this calculator to help you with your finances!
|As you begin to look for an apartment here are some things to keep in mind:
-The Office of Residence Life posts off campus housing at the website listed below:
Student Rental Society
Places are listed by landlords as they are received, with availability dates noted!
You can call (608) 785-8076 to get general information.
-Other places to locate apartments include:
-Rental listings in the La Crosse Tribune
-Signs posted on campus
-In the yellow pages under "apartments".
-Remember who you live with is as important as where you live, so be sure to ask potential roommates questions about lifestyle to find a suitable match.
-Be sure to read and understand the lease before signing.
-Before you move in to the apartment, do a thorough check-in including filling out a detailed inventory of the premises. Some landlords provide a form but if they don't, create your own.
encounter problems or want
someone to help you review your
lease, The UW-L Student
Association has made
arrangements for free legal
consultation for students.
Currently, this service is
available on Tuesdays
11:30am to 12:45pm and
Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 4:15pm
in the Office of Student Life,
149 Graff Main Hall, (608)
785-8062. Call ahead to schedule
a 15 minute appointment.