Housing: On & Off-Campus
The following are housing options
for international students at Salisbury University:
Campus Residence Halls
Off Campus Housing
Campus Residence Halls:
The campus residence halls close for 3 breaks during the 9 month
contract: Thanksgiving (late November), Christmas (December 22 -
January1), Spring Break (late March). Students must leave for these
breaks. Arrangements can be made for international students to stay with
local families during these breaks.
Please visit Salisbury University's Housing & Residence Life web
page for more information.
- single or double rooms, majority are double, especially in new
- 9 month contract (September - May)
- TV cable and phone hook ups
- heating, cooling, electricity included
- located on campus
- furnished bedrooms, no kitchen privileges, on-campus students must
select a meal plan (exception: Chesapeake Hall, an upper-class hall, has
kitchen facilities so meal plan is optional)
- maintenance provided
- 10 halls, sizes vary from 88 to 300 students
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- houses, apartments or rooms
- accommodations according to lease
- TV cable and phone hook ups arranged, and paid for, by students
- heating, cooling, electricity and water arranged, and paid for, by
- located anywhere in Salisbury (no public transportation)
- most are unfurnished
- students responsible for making arrangements to find housing and are
responsible for all costs.
Many foreign students, particularly graduate students, prefer the
independence of living off campus. It can be more affordable, since
students share some of the costs (electricity, heat, phone). You should
carefully choose the right apartment or a house and arrive early to make
the necessary arrangements. Keep in mind most landlords require one
month's rent and a security deposit (equal to one month's rent) before
moving in. Most apartments and houses for rent are UNFURNISHED as
well. In most arrangements, utilities such as electric, heat,
water, telephone, and cable TV are not included in the rent but are paid
for separately by the occupants.
If you chose to live off campus, you will most likely sign a "lease." It
is a legal and binding contract between you and the property owner, the
"landlord." When you sign a lease, you are obligated to pay the landlord
monthly rent for the duration of the lease. Most leases are for 12
months, and once you sign it, it is difficult to change. Therefore,
before you sign a lease, make sure you can live with your decision for
the specified period of time. Never sign a lease unless you are
completely satisfied with the apartment/house - sign it only when you
fully understand all the terms in the lease.
When choosing an apartment, you should consider its cost, proximity to
campus, and safety. These are other considerations:
- Does the building have a fire escape? If not, where is the nearest
- Whom do you call for emergency services?
- Are the laundry facilities in the building? If not, are they nearby?
- Is parking available? Is it free?
- How, when and where do you dispose of trash?
- Who pays for the utilities? (electricity, gas, water)
- How much are the average monthly utility bills?
- What are the requirements for a full refund of the security deposit?
Please visit Salisbury University's Housing & Residence Life for
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