This handbook is designed to help you make a successful transition into off campus housing. Through this guide, you will be able to decide if you're ready for the move and also know what to look for when choosing a place to live. You will get tips to help you make wise decisions that may protect you physically, academically, and even financially down the road. Topics will be covered that you may not have realized could affect you, such as city ordinances and off campus conduct rules enforced by the university.
Before you begin the process of moving off-campus, you must first be sure you are eligible to live outside the residence halls. View the requirements for eligibility in Residence Life.
The Alarming Truth is a short film that has been produced as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about fire safety for college students. The film depicts a fire occurring at an off-campus residence and the unfortunate outcome that affects those involved.The campaign and video are funded under a Department of Homeland Security Fire Prevention and Safety grant and developed through the collaborative efforts of the Clery Center for Security On Campus, Campus Firewatch, Michael H. Minger Foundation, Rowan University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Fire Department.