This checklist is designed to assist you through your transition to off-campus
living. You will find the checklist to be a helpful tool and full of
resources for your journey as a commuter student.
After your move, include time to stay involved in activities and connecting with friends and plan your day to maximize your time on campus.
Review "Being a Good Neighbor" and Rock Hill Ordinances.
Also, remember to set a schedule that will allow for additional commute time.
Please email us if you've found a better site for information on budgeting.
Contact Financial Aid to be
informed about your financial status before you move off-campus.
Note: Some students may receive a refund, but not until the school year
begins. Plan ahead to avoid frustration and let that refund work
Create a list of housing
priorities to help decide where to look. Things to consider are location, cost, roommates, and services (amenities, included utilities, etc.). Research available places
by talking to fellow students,
reviewing the classified ads in newspapers, searching the internet, and
driving around town.
Helpful sites include:
Please email us with suggestions for additions to this list.
If you will be living with
a roommate, discuss the costs of renting and have a plan before
making any commitments. Good communication now will save a lot of
frustration later. Consider a roommate contract to clearly outline expectations
Schedule a time to walk
through properties and pick a place that meets
your needs. Talk with the landlord about costs, services, terms of the lease, roommates policies, parking,
utilities, amenities, availability, pets, repairs, and references. A few sites that will help you know what to look
for in a landlord include:
For more information on internet and telephone, please visit Comporium's Web site.
Consider not only
your monthly costs, but any one-time, up-front costs such as security deposits or set-up fees such as:
For more information on electric, water, or sewer deposits please visit the City of Rock Hill's Web site. You may also visit the York County Natural Gas Web site for more information on natural gas, safety guidelines, and natural gas appliances.