Off-Campus Housing

Living off campus is a maturing experience. As a student living in the community, you are a representative of Johnson & Wales University and, as such, your conduct reflects directly upon the university.

The following online resources are available to aid in your search for off-campus housing. This does not create a legal relationship between you and the university or any third party regarding off-campus housing. The university makes no endorsement of rental property or landlords.

Apartments.com
ApartmentGuide.com
Apartmentsearch.com
Miami Herald Real Estate Classifieds
MyApartmentMap.com
PortofinoBiscayne.com
Rentals.com/Miami
Sun-Sentinel.com Real Estate Classifieds

As a student living off campus, you must understand and appreciate that residents of a particular community have made a long-term commitment to their neighborhood; students are temporary members of the community and usually remain only for the duration of their academic tenure.

Living off campus does not circumvent your responsibility as a member of the JWU community to abide by the Student Code of Conduct and the Good Neighbor Policy, both which can be found in the North Miami Campus' Student Handbook.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Good Neighbor Policy, a list of expectations set forth by the university in order that off-campus students maintain respectful relations with the community in which they have chosen to reside. Important areas of concern include, but are not limited to: noise, automobiles, property and alcohol consumption. Students who enter into a lease and whose signature appears on the lease are jointly and severely liable for the whole amount of the rent. The university will respond promptly to complaints from our neighbors and, if necessary, follow with appropriate disciplinary action.

All students living off campus should reside in housing that meets the requirements of housing codes for Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties. When looking for a place to live please be sure to check that the appliances are in working condition, including the air conditioning unit, the plumbing is functioning properly, there are no unusual aromas in the apartment/ house, and that all windows and doors are equipped with sturdy locks. (Pay special attention to exterior door locks.) These basic steps will help ensure that you find adequate housing to suit your needs.

It is imperative that you review your rental contract thoroughly prior to signing it to ensure that you both understand and agree with every term.

Please take the responsibilities of living off campus seriously. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Residential Life at 305-892-7055.