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Welcome to the Moving Off Campus blog! Here you'll find tips and tricks for finding that perfect off campus pad, funny roommate stories and just about anything entertaining or helpful related to making that big move "off campus." We collect stories and advice from college students all over the country and hope you enjoy! Please share any feedback with us here [email protected]. Got a great story or good tip? We'd love to hear about it! Just shoot us an email to [email protected].

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The Top 10 Closest Apartments near Boston University

Finding apartments near Boston University can be quite the daunting task for BU students. There are a ton of listings all around you that are rather expensive for a college student's budget. MOC is here to help you out! With our advanced search features, we allow you to filter apartment listings based on distance from campus. Check out the top 10 MOC listings that are closest to the BU campus.

Going Green in College Part II: Cutting Costs of Utilities

When most people start to look for an apartment, the cost of rent is a huge factor in deciding where to live. College students are often strapped for cash and looking to save money wherever possible. Queue the Ramen noodles right? What many people might not realize, however, is that the cost of rent doesn’t usually include all living expenses. One must take the electric, gas, cable, and Internet bills into account in order to accurately measure the true cost of living in an apartment or house. While many of these bills might seem overwhelming, there are plenty of ways to save money and cut the cost of utilities in order to fit a tighter budget.

Northwestern University Apartments: The Top 10 Least Expensive and Closest to Campus

Hey Wildcats! Looking to live close to campus and and keep your wallet padded next year? Then check out our top 10 cheapest and closest Northwestern University apartments.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Items for Sale on Craigslist

Craigslist is a tool that’s been around for years and can be either your best friend or your worst enemy when you’re looking to furnish a college apartment. The site hosts some of the most incredible deals you can find online, with sections for furniture, electronics, and even an area for users to give away free belongings. However, the site is policed entirely by its users, meaning there is not much regulation of how transactions are carried out. To avoid picking up a used couch from the same seller who owns the listing for “Woman to Sit in my Bathtub Full of Noodles” (actual listing), here are some do’s and don’ts about navigating Craigslist

Longhorn Housing: Top 10 UT-Austin Apartments by Distance from Campus

Hey, UT-Austin students! Ready to hook your horns onto some killer housing options? Then check out these 10 UT-Austin apartments closest to campus. Claim your territory near the retail side of Guadalupe or West campus and claim your territory today.

My Appetite is Born on the 4th of July

If someone were to ask me what my favorite day of the year was, I think I would have to say the 4th of July. While it’s the middle point of the most relaxing time of the year, it is also a day to express your patriotism and celebrate being part of our great nation. But in my opinion, the reason that the 4th of July is the best holiday is because of the food. After all, it’s in the heart of barbequing season.

Gator Habitats: The Top 10 University of Florida Apartments by Distance from Campus

Hey Gators, searching for the perfect natural habitat to reside in next year? Check out the top 10 University of Florida apartments closest to campus! Whether you want to be close to The Swamp or to class, Moving Off Campus has got you covered.

College Kleptos: How to Deal with Roommates Who Steal Your Stuff

Having been thrown into a bizarre mix of college living situations, including a double, a six-person suite, a quad (bunk beds included), and the floor of a four-person apartment, I’ve learned to embrace the idea of never having my own things entirely to myself. That said, having roommates who constantly use your things is never fun, but the situation is always manageable. Read on to learn how to deal with college roommates who steal your stuff.

Panther Prey: Top 5 Restaurants near Georgia State University

Hey, GSU students! Searching for awesome eateries to satisfy your voracious Panther appetite? Check out these 5 restaurants near Georgia State University next time you're looking to grab a bite!

Going Green in College: 5 Tips to Live Green Off Campus

The world around us has its fair share of problems. With the increasing threat of global warming and the negative effects that pollution has had on the environment, more and more people have started going green. While many generations have become concerned with the environment, Generation Y has become the driving force for change.

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