Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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About Us


Student Life's Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services' mission is to serve off-campus and commuter students by collaborating with stakeholders and providing opportunities to foster involvement, civic engagement and student success to enhance the extraordinary student experience. These efforts include encouraging off-campus and commuter students to understand their rights and responsibilities. Residents of the broader community should be actively engaged as a neighbor and student, as well as being a committed participant to one’s own personal safety. Through programming and participation, students acquire necessary life skills to have an extraordinary off-campus experience.


Student Life's Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services' vision is to improve the quality of life for off campus and commuter students through education and empowerment, and to continually build and strengthen university and community relationships.


We work with:

  • Students
  • Permanent residents
  • Local area property managers
  • University officials
  • Local Municipal Representatives
  • Various community members

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services is The Ohio State University’s resource center for off-campus living and commuting. We can provide you with the means to find housing and roommates, resources to encourage safe practices in the off-campus area, and support you while being a responsible neighbor in the Buckeye community. We work tirelessly to ensure that you are practicing safe habits and enjoying your student experience; From providing free safety devices, to monitoring the off-campus neighborhoods, to mentoring first year commuters, we are here to support you!