Posted in: University Posted on: Sep 23rd, 2015

Helpful Resources for Off-Campus Living

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Graduate school is an exciting time in your life. This experience will give you the chance to develop the unique knowledge and skills you will need in order to begin your chosen career track. If you need to relocate in order to attend Florida Atlantic University, you may also need a place to live! Fortunately, Florida Atlantic University off-campus housing is available to those who know where to look and what questions to ask.


Florida Atlantic University is a public university with six locations in South Florida. The main campus is located in Boca Raton, and was built over the location of a former army airbase from the 1940’s. It formally opened its doors to students in 1964. Today, the university serves almost 31,000 students. And all of these students typically look for housing around the same time! It’s for this reason that you should begin your housing search as early as possible.


The main campus of the FAU is less than three miles from Highland Beach, which means you can easily go to the beach and catch some waves after class! Getting to campus requires a short drive down I-95, Route 1, or A1A.


Do you need a roommate to share living costs with? Or do you need a meal plan so that you do not starve during the semester? There are plenty of resources available to help you answer these questions and more.

The university offers meal plans that are specifically designed for students that will be commuting to the campus each day. You can decide which combination of meals and “Owl Bucks” will best fit your budget, schedule, and appetite! The plans may change from semester to semester, so make sure you are caught up on the most up-to-date arrangements.

Finding a roommate can definitely prove to be a challenge, especially when you have to broaden your search to people you do not know. There are several websites and apps that can help you network and find prospective roommate candidates.

Beginning graduate school is intimidating, and setting up your living arrangements for the school year can be a reliable source of additional stress. However, you may use the information and resources outlined here to make sure you have a great rental experience this semester!