welcome to OCSS
Whether you're a fresh first-year student, a seasoned junior or a
veteran graduate/professional student, living off campus can be a challenge.
While the freedoms that come with off-campus living are many, so are the
responsibilities. Leases, utilities, ordinances, commuting . . . these issues
and more add to what can be an already stressful academic experience. The
Office of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) is here to help you navigate
the challenges and issues that accompany living off campus. This website
should be your starting point for accessing information, answering questions
and making connections related to living outside the confines of the University.
If you're planning to be in Lexington for fewer than 6 months, many of the traditional housing options presented on the Housing Locator will not meet your needs. Though there may be a few Housing Locator listings available for short-term housing, you may also wish to consult with the special page set up for Short-Term Visitors.