Penn Housing Off Campus

October 8, 2023

Penn offers a variety of housing options and resources for students living off campus. These include a searchable database of rental listings, roommate-matching services, and resources related to tenant rights and responsibilities. The university also provides students with information about housing costs and how to rent an apartment in Philadelphia. Students can find help navigating housing options through the upenn housing off campus Services department.

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The department can help students with a number of tasks, including identifying the right neighborhood to live in, understanding lease agreements, and accessing other resources such as transportation options and graduate housing. In addition, the university hosts virtual housing fairs with both local landlords and Penn departments to help students with their search. Students can attend these fairs from any location and on any device, making them a convenient option for busy students.

While there are many reasons to choose off-campus housing, it is important for students to consider their budget and personal needs before deciding on a particular option. This includes determining whether they want to live alone or with roommates, as well as assessing whether utilities are included in their rent. Other considerations include proximity to campus, and the type of amenities offered at each property. For example, the Accolade in University City offers modern amenities such as a rooftop terrace and study lounges. For more information on this property, click here. In addition, students should know that if their financial aid award covers the cost of their tuition and fees but not their housing, they will receive a refund for their housing expenses from the Student Accounts Office. This money can be used to pay for other expenses, such as a deposit or first/last month’s rent.