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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How to Deal with Noisy or Nocturnal College Roommates

For those of us who didn’t grow up sharing a bedroom with a sibling, one of the more exciting parts of the transition to college is the thought of sharing a microscopic living space with a complete stranger. Surprisingly enough, however, your university is not going to sift through thousands of students to pair you with your perfect roommate and new best friend. When you finally realize that even your best friend can be a terrible roommate, there are still ways to cope.

The Top 10 Georgia State University Apartments

Looking to live in one of the best Georgia State University apartments? Then you’re in the right place. We know the hottest spots where fellow Sun Devils reside and wreak havoc. So check out these top 10 apartments near GSU!

Attaining a Work-Life Balance in the "Real World"

With every new professional or social opportunity comes new responsibilities, experiences, and expectations that may seem foreign compared to college life. The key to succeeding in the real world, however, is attaining an effective work-life balance that allows you to have fun and excel professionally. Here are a few tips that will hopefully make the transition from college to real life easier.

The College Moving Process

June 1st is essentially opening day for the summer subletting season near college campuses, meaning the sidewalks are filled with uncomfortably sweaty fathers carrying boxes back and forth, and the aisles of Bed, Bath, & Beyond are littered with mothers carrying those strange 5-headed lamps that everyone buys. For me, move-in this summer took place in Saint Louis, where the cool 97-degree sun made carrying mattresses up three flights of stairs that much easier. Now, after having moved into three different apartments in my life, I’ve learned a few different ways to conserve energy for the multi-day college moving process

So You’re Going to Be an Illini?

I-L-L-I-N-I! The University of Illinois based in lovely Champaign-Urbana is one of the top public institutions in the Midwest, as well as being one of the most social and exciting campuses in the country. I can personally guarantee the time you spend at U of I will be among the most satisfying and memorable years of your life…. or your money back! (from the University, not me). But before you load up your car with your duffel bags and lifetime supplies of Easy Mac and Cup O Noodles, there are a few things that you should know about life on the campus. Here are a few tips that will make your transition from home infinitely easier.

College campus visits are big help in decision-making process - Jo Ann Kirby - The Record

Here's a great story from Jo Ann Kirby of The Record ( noting the importance of campus visits to help aid the decision-making process when selecting a college.  I've added a few excerpts of the story below, including my favorite part that notes students and families should think beyond the first year and consider what off campus housing might be like.  Anyone think might fit the bill?!  You can read the full article at

What to Expect from Your First Apartment

if you are on the market for your first apartment, this most likely means your moving out of the dorms, so a congratulations is in order! Finally getting your own place with no RA’s around to snoop in on you is very exciting. However, it can be a little scary because along with freedom comes responsibility.

The Top 10 Happy Hours for ASU Students

As the summer months approach, the time has come to embrace Happy Hour season. Restaurants are practically begging students to spend time out in the beautiful weather that Tempe has to offer. Below is a list of our top ten favorite Happy Hour spots and why they rock. All ASU students (who are 21+ of course) should definitely check these out. Let us know what you think!

CU Boulder Apartments: Campus Ambassador YouTube Videos

Whether they're unabashedly plugging Moving Off Campus, browsing CU Boulder apartments online, or coming to the realization they found The Delta House on The Hill using MOC, we love these videos!

The Top 10 Restaurants for University of Minnesota Students

Hungry? New to the University of Minnesota campus? Check out these popular restaurants on campus! These are some of the most highly recommended eateries by the students of University of Minnesota. Let us know what you think.


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