The OCH Database
, is a web-based service that provides an up-to-date database of available housing opportunities in the vicinity of the University of Maryland. The OCH Database can be searched using your own preferences. From there, you can contact potential landlords directly with any questions you may 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 daily. If this is your first time using the OCH Database, view the OCH Database Training Video
for a quick overview.
The bulletin board is an in-person option available for those searching for housing. Listings are posted daily on our bulletin board located on the ground floor of the Stamp Student Union next to the Capital One Bank.
Off-Campus Living Fairs
The Off-Campus Living Fair
is a one-stop shop for incoming students, faculty, and staff to research their off-campus living options. Participants will get personal assistance with the what, when, and where of off-campus living; learn how to work with landlords/property owners; learn their legal rights as tenants and being a good neighbor; learn how to link off-campus living options with area transportation; and meet other off-campus students and potential roommates.
: We also have a variety of handouts produced to help you with your housing search. All of our handouts are available in PDF format for your use. Likewise, we have links to various other campus and local resources.
: Be aware of your rights and on-campus resources when it comes to lease signing, landlord-tenant relationships, and other questions that might arise during your off-campus living experience.