Housing Office: a service for students and community members

The Off-Campus Housing Office, located at Campus Connection in the Student Center, helps students find local housing, helps students list their contract for sell, and also gives information to compare pricing and locations of local student complexes.

For the convenience of students, the Housing Office offers three options for students to search for local housing: a website, an information packet and bulletin boards for students and community members to advertise their contracts.

“By searching the website and the housing boards, UVU students can connect with other students who are trying to get out of their contracts,” said Gus Pacchiega, Campus Connection Assistant Manager. “In most cases these students are desperate to sell their contracts and you can find great bargains like people who are willing to pay first month’s rent or deposit fees.”

Pacchiega added that by using the website, students are able to search for listings by city, rent price, number of rooms, unit type and minimum and maximum rent price.

“The website is a service that we’re providing for the UVU community,’ said Campus Connection Manager, Dawn Burgess. “It’s easier for students to visit one website than to hunt through housing brochures because it is specific to the Utah Valley community.”

She added that listings are not limited to the Provo-Orem area. There are also listing throughout Utah County, from Lehi to Payson, and also for married, single and family housing.

According to the Housing Office website, current listings are also posted by students and community members on the campus Housing boards which are located on the concourse between the Sorensen Student Center and the Woodbury Business Building.

Burgess said that if students are looking to sell their contracts by using the housing boards they need to fill out a 3 x 5 card, which will be taken down two weeks after it is posted. If students are trying to sell their contracts through the website, they need to create an account online and list their contract, and each listing will stay active in the housing website for two weeks.

Students can also stop by Campus Connection to pick up a housing information packet or request one to be sent through the mail.

The housing packet contains a chart of the pricing and amenities of each complex in the area as well as contact information and websites, if available.

For more information, visit the UVU Off-Campus Housing website at www.uvu.edu/housing.

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