Get ready to rent
Get ready to rent
We're here to support you so you can make the best choice for your off-campus renting experience. Throughout the semester we'll be sending a series of e-newsletters focused on each step of the off-campus search to help you through the process.
What living environment is best for you?
Consider what things are important to you and what responsibilities come with living off-campus. Take this quiz to see what we suggest!

Snow and ice removal reminder

Sidewalks must be clear of snow and ice 24 hours after snow has stopped falling. Do not shovel, blow or plow snow back into the streets. If you live on a corner, you are responsible for both sidewalks, bus stop and the curb cut ramp.

Next up in the rental search

  • Feb. 1–5: Determine the best environment for you
  • Feb. 8–12: Decide on/find roommates
  • Feb.15–19: Assess your finances
  • Feb. 22–26: Determine living space wants vs. needs

We have answers to your renting questions

Chat us on Facebook, email, call or schedule a video chat meeting with the Neighborhood Housing Office staff to get advice on living off campus. Just check the 'Virtual Meeting' box on the contact us form. Virtual meetings are hosted through your UWM account in Microsoft Teams.
Let's discuss:
  • The listing service
  • The search process
  • Off-campus living expenses
  • Landlord concerns
  • Roommates
  • Any other questions you may have
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Starting pay is $10/hour. Apply by February 10!
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The more you know

UWM is surrounded by many diverse neighborhoods, which includes Murray Hill, Riverwest, Cambridge Woods and more. 

Word of the week

Studio or Efficiency Apartment 
A small apartment in which the normal functions of a number of rooms – often the living room, bedroom, and kitchen – are combined into a single room
Housing insecurity and homelessness are major issues impacting student renters.
This free, online and self-paced renting course offers discounts on rent when you complete the program.
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