Off-Campus Living and Commuting
We are here to help you transition from on-campus to off-campus living, or if you are a commuter. We also work with permanent residents, local area landlords, on-campus departments and parents of off-campus students.
Our purpose is to help you succeed both on and off campus. We are a resource that fosters student engagement and creates an environment on campus to enable student growth.
We assist you with finding housing, or finding spots on campus for commuter students. We partner with local businesses to promote the Akron community, and inform students of their rights and responsibilities.
Off-campus vs. Commuter
What's the difference? Here's a breakdown of the main differences between the two student populations at The University of Akron.
Typically 1st/2nd year students
Tends to live in a similar home environment to that of high school
Typically lives beyond the immediate downtown Akron area neighborhoods
Typically drives a car to campus
Experiences challenges such as: establishing independence; balancing work, school, and family; and integrating into the campus community
Typically 3rd/4th year students who previously lived on campus
Tends to live with friends/roommates or alone
Lives off campus but within a small, often walking distance from the UA campus
Typically walks, bikes or rides the bus to campus
Experiences challenges such as: living away from home; living with roommates; and navigating the landlord/tenant relationship