The mission of the Off-Campus Life office is to serve as the first point of contact for students moving and living off-campus. Our office has one constituency group - Northwestern students. We have multiple stakeholders with whom we communicate, coordinate, and refer around issues regarding students' rights, responsibilities, and resources.
While living off-campus can be a great experience, finding good housing can be challenging. Northwestern University has partnered with Places4Students.com, a website that provides free off-campus housing solutions for post-secondary students, faculty, staff and other community members.
- Check requirements/procedures before subletting.
- Get the landlord’s permission to sublet in writing.
- The landlord has the right to approve any sublessee.
- Some landlords charge a fee to sublet.
For more information on Subletting:
Find a Roommate
Looking to be roommates with other NU students? Advertise the current room availability in your residence, view other students' room availability, or find someone also looking for a new place to live at the Places4Students Roommate site.
After finding a roommate, it’s important to discuss a wide range of topics before you sign the lease and move in together. Consider using the Roommate Checklist.
See video on "How to live with Roommates"