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Off-Campus Housing Options

    Start early!

    The housing market in the College region, like most regions in BC, is very competitive. We recommend you begin your search for off-campus housing as soon as you receive your acceptance letter.

    Important Tips and Information

    • Off-campus housing landlords may require references before agreeing to rent to you. You may also be asked personal questions like “do you have a job?”, etc.
    • If you secure housing in advance of attending the College, you may be expected to pay rent for the weeks or months before you arrive in order to hold the rental for you. If possible, we encourage you to take the housing opportunity, despite the extra cost.
    • Make sure you know which campus your program is being held at and what the travel distance is from a potential rental to the campus. If you do not have a vehicle, you will want to ensure your housing is located within the same city in which you’re studying. Google Maps can tell you the distance, but keep in mind, weather can impact how long it takes you to commute. Give yourself more than enough time to drive to your campus.
    • Move-in dates for off-campus housing are usually the first day of each month. You will likely also be required to give your landlord a full month’s notice when you plan to move out.  Your landlord may also require you to pay a damage deposit. This deposit is usually half a month’s rent, and it will be returned to you when you move out, if the property remains in the same condition as when you moved in.
    • Many rental units do not come furnished. Ensure you know whether yours is or not, and be prepared to purchase furniture, bedding, kitchen items, etc., after you move in.

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