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Search for Housing & Roommates
Where to look: The web-based service OCH101 provides an online real-time database of available housing. You can search OCH101 using your own preferences; only those listings that match your criteria will come back in your search. From there, you can contact potential landlords directly with any questions you have. Even if you cannot find a suitable listing that fits your criteria, please keep checking the database every 2-3 days, as it is updated in real time. Housing listings are also posted daily on our bulletin board on the ground floor of the Stamp Student Union. We also offer an interactive Apartment Directory and Map.
How to search: Having to look through all of the off-campus housing options can be overwhelming. Here are some ideas regarding how to go about Off-Campus Housing in 8 Easy Steps. You may also consider some strategies for success for living off campus. Finally, before you sign a lease and move in, it is very important to understand leases. For more tips, please see the full list of our Office Resources.
Looking for Roommates: University of Maryland students (and incoming students) can use Roommate Finder, an online list of housing seekers who would like to live with other people. Housing seekers can post profiles of themselves, for others to search, which describe their living styles, including study, sleep and cleaning habits. Like OCH101, Roommate Finder is based on searches. In addition to only returning those profiles that match your criteria, Roommate Finder also determines the percentage to which each profile matches your search criteria.
Summer Off-Campus Living Fairs
Off-Campus Living fairs are offered each year. Representatives from apartment complexes and individual landlords attend to answer your questions about housing in the local area. Click here for more information.
We highly encourage you to look through the resources we have on our website. All of our handouts are available in PDF format for your use. Likewise, we have links to many other campus and local resources listed throughout the website.
If you have any questions during your housing search, please do not hesitate to contact the Off-Campus Living Consultants at Off-Campus Housing Services.