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Housing Resources

Off-Campus Student Life (OCSL) offers a variety of programs and opportunities associated with living off campus focused on those who may be renting in or near the St. Thomas campus.

Renter Education

Renter 101

Designed as an introductory program for those thinking about living off campus and entering a rental agreement, Renter 101 is a peer-to-peer education model with a panel of students who currently rent off campus and share their experiences and lessons learned with other students. Moderated by staff from OCSL, the panelists help students consider a variety of information that students will want to consider when making their decisions about living off campus.

Current students can find upcoming sessions and RSVP on TommieLink.

For more information reach out to

Renter Education

Student Tenant Education Program

The Student Tenant Education Program (STEP) is designed to provide students with fundamental resources and knowledge about living off-campus, including negotiating with landlords, learning to meet your neighbors, and free advice from an attorney. Current students can find upcoming sessions and RSVP on TommieLink. Pizza provided!

For more information reach out to

Off-Campus Listings

Off-Campus Student Life maintains a list of off-campus housing listings in the area around the St. Thomas campus. Students can search for properties by a variety of methods. The map feature on each property listing allows students to see the distance from the St. Paul or Minneapolis campus to the property.

Listings are submitted by landlords or property managers and approved for content by OCSL staff. Please note, the University of St. Thomas does not inspect, verify or endorse any rental listings that appear on this list. The appearance of any listing does not indicate any endorsement by the university.

The St. Thomas housing and roommate list is updated each weekday that new information is received. Please contact us at (651) 962-6138 or with any comments, questions or concerns.

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Student Support

Students living in the neighborhood have a number of resources at St. Thomas, including staff in OCSL dedicated to supporting them.

Helping students manage their relationships with homeowners and landlords, understanding community norms around our campus, and problem-solving challenges they may encounter are some of the areas where staff can assist.

Contact us by sending an email to