Find Off-Campus Housing
New to the Norfolk area? Moving from on-campus to off-campus?
ODU provides assistance to students seeking off-campus housing through an off-campus property listing page, where local landlords and property managers will post available housing, and through off-campus housing fairs, usually scheduled in the Spring semester.
Search Off-Campus Property Listings
Please note that the listing of off-campus residential properties is provided for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement or recommendation of any off-campus residential property for security, safety, or suitability by the University. It is the responsibility of the prospective tenant to investigate security, safety and suitability of any off-campus residential property. ODU is not affiliated with any landlord that lists available property including ODUrent.
Prepare to Live Off-Campus
Learn about landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities, what questions to ask, and what you need to do before signing a lease.
Managing Your Finances
Understand typical costs associated with living off-campus and develop a budget that works for you.
Find out who to contact to easily set-up your off-campus utilities.
If you have never rented before, you may not fully understand your responsibilities and resources as renters. Often, first-time off-campus renters are faced with many questions:
- How can I stay safe off-campus?
- Where can I turn if I have an issue with my landlord?
- When should I put trash out?
- How can I get along with my neighbor?
Check out the following resources, which will guide you as you navigate the off-campus experience.
Your Safety & Civic Responsibility
Virginia Legal Aid
Visit VA Legal Aid website to learn more about your rights as a tenant and view sample housing forms.
Trash Collection Information
Visit the City of Norfolk's website for information on trash collection.
Residential Parking Permit
Some areas around campus are zoned for residential parking only. Follow this link to view requirements and options to purchase permits.