Off-Campus Living

Transfer Student Off-Campus Housing

For students looking for off campus living options, there are a number of rental units available in the university area (University Area Map) and several ways to search for them:

  • Visit  Orange Housing is a local company that is not affiliated with Syracuse University or SUNY ESF, but maintains a website of apartment offerings in the neighborhood adjacent to campus.
  • Visit for listings of local apartment complexes.
  • Check out The Daily Orange and other local newspapers.
  • Ask friends and current students who rent in the area or have rented there.

For additional assistance, contact the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services at 315-443-5489 or You can also visit their transfer student website for additional tips on researching housing options.

Community Ambassadors

In an effort to assist students with their transition to off-campus living in the Syracuse University neighborhood, OCCS is proud to host the Community Ambassador Program. This program matches successful off-campus students with selected blocks in the University neighborhood. Selected students serve as ambassadors and role models to the residents of the streets they are living on. Community Ambassadors (CA) will provide a point of contact for student-residents on their assigned block, provide access to resources, and build community in order to ease the transition to off-campus living. CAs will be going door to door and e-mailing invitations to community events and timely information throughout the year.

For more information, visit the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services website at