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Off-Campus
Housing
Information
2015-2016
Living Off-Campus
#gacrl
• Gustavus is a residential college – all students
are required to live on-campus.
• The COLLEGE ...
The Process
#gacrl
 Groups for off-campus applications
 Size of groups: 1 to 8
 Average Room Draw number taken
 Order ...
The Process
#gacrl
Translation…
 SENIORS should not finalize plans quite yet, but
there’s a good shot at getting permissi...
The Application
#gacrl
Important stuff…
• EACH person in the group MUST fill out an
application.
• List everyone you want ...
Residency Exemptions
#gacrl
• Married
• A veteran of military service
• 23 years old by the first day of class of fall
sem...
Crunching Numbers
#gacrl
For 2014-2015
About 50 people retained permission
296 people in total are off-campus to start yea...
Living Off-Campus
Things to consider…
#gacrl
Living Off-Campus
What people think….
•Saving Money
•Cool Roommates
•No college rules
•No meal plan
•Parties
#gacrl
Living Off-Campus
What people may miss considering when
thinking of moving off-campus:
•Parking
•Utilities
•Convenience & ...
It’s cheaper to live off-campus
It’s easy to get out of a lease
Landlords are screened/professional
Being off-campus e...
 Things to Consider:
 Price Range
 What’s included, what’s not?
 Utilities
 Maintenance
 Internet
 Lawn/Snow
 Park...
 Remember, a lease is a legally-binding document.
 Read the lease thoroughly before signing
 You can negotiate the leas...
 Document condition of property before you
move anything in
 Use photos, with date stamp
 Have landlord present! Reques...
Neighbors
 Who are they?
 Mutual respect
 Communication
 Noise
 Ideas to introduce yourself?
 55.3% of Gusties say ...
 The line between “having a few people over” and a “party” is VERY thin.
 Know the people at your party
 Only let peopl...
Resources/Updates
Res Life website
Res Life Facebook Page
Twitter: @Gustie_ResLife
Email Charlie at
cpotts@Gustavus.edu
#g...
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Gustavus Off-Campus Housing Process Info

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Gustavus Off-Campus Housing Process Info

  1. 1. Off-Campus Housing Information 2015-2016
  2. 2. Living Off-Campus #gacrl • Gustavus is a residential college – all students are required to live on-campus. • The COLLEGE is residential. Residential Life simply manages the process. • Residential Life is mandated to have up to 98% occupancy (about 2095 of 2140 total beds)
  3. 3. The Process #gacrl  Groups for off-campus applications  Size of groups: 1 to 8  Average Room Draw number taken  Order of consideration: groups of SENIORS, then groups of SENIORS/JUNIORS, then groups of JUNIORS
  4. 4. The Process #gacrl Translation…  SENIORS should not finalize plans quite yet, but there’s a good shot at getting permission.  JUNIORS should NOT make off-campus a realistic top option.
  5. 5. The Application #gacrl Important stuff… • EACH person in the group MUST fill out an application. • List everyone you want to apply with… • People currently off campus should NOT be listed on application (they won’t influence your status). • Gusties in your group who qualify for automatic permission will NOT be factored into your group’s average number
  6. 6. Residency Exemptions #gacrl • Married • A veteran of military service • 23 years old by the first day of class of fall semester 2015. • Have custodial responsibility for dependent children • Live with your custodial parents/guardians in the St.Peter area (w/in 15 miles) • Be home owner (100% of home – sole name on mortgage)
  7. 7. Crunching Numbers #gacrl For 2014-2015 About 50 people retained permission 296 people in total are off-campus to start year 61 people left on wait list (49 were seniors) No mixed groups of seniors/juniors got permission For 2015-2016 Factors: • Size of incoming first-year class • Number of Gusties who transfer OUT or withdraw • Number of incoming transfer students
  8. 8. Living Off-Campus Things to consider… #gacrl
  9. 9. Living Off-Campus What people think…. •Saving Money •Cool Roommates •No college rules •No meal plan •Parties #gacrl
  10. 10. Living Off-Campus What people may miss considering when thinking of moving off-campus: •Parking •Utilities •Convenience & connection to campus •City regulations & enforcement •Cooking for yourself •Roommates change •Property Maintenance (like snow removal) #gacrl
  11. 11. It’s cheaper to live off-campus It’s easy to get out of a lease Landlords are screened/professional Being off-campus equals freedom Living Off-Campus: Myths #gacrl
  12. 12.  Things to Consider:  Price Range  What’s included, what’s not?  Utilities  Maintenance  Internet  Lawn/Snow  Parking  Distance from campus  Number of Roommates  Over-occupancy ordinance: in St. Peter: no more than 4 unrelated individuals can share a single unit (single family home, half of a duplex, etc.)  Research the Property  Inquire about the landlord  Inquire about the neighborhood  Inquire about the neighbors  Check the property out  Inspect the property thoroughly The Search: Finding an off-campus property #gacrl
  13. 13.  Remember, a lease is a legally-binding document.  Read the lease thoroughly before signing  You can negotiate the lease with the landlord  For example: If your inspections revealed something you want fixed before you move in, have that written into the lease  Understand all expectations  Sub-leasing,  Refund of Security Deposit  How/when rent is due The Lease #gacrl
  14. 14.  Document condition of property before you move anything in  Use photos, with date stamp  Have landlord present! Request it…  Meet your neighbors  Make the awkward first move as soon as possible… (cookies help)  Exchange contact info  Set up utilities  Renters Insurance Moving In… #gacrl
  15. 15. Neighbors  Who are they?  Mutual respect  Communication  Noise  Ideas to introduce yourself?  55.3% of Gusties say they have tried to get to know neighbor Safety  Lock it up!  Fire plan  Emergency weather plan  Of those who have had contact with SPPD, 75% say it was positive Neighbors & Safety #gacrl
  16. 16.  The line between “having a few people over” and a “party” is VERY thin.  Know the people at your party  Only let people in who you know  Only 46.4% of respondents to our off-campus survey said they strongly agree that they are comfortable controlling gatherings at their off-campus house  Remember: THE LAW MATTERS!  You’re STILL a Gustie, even off campus… Parties #gacrl
  17. 17. Resources/Updates Res Life website Res Life Facebook Page Twitter: @Gustie_ResLife Email Charlie at cpotts@Gustavus.edu #gacrl

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