Off-Campus Housing 101

Helping students find 'a home away from home' - since 1998

Benefits of OCH101

  • Benefits to College & Universities

    "OCH101's had our new site fully implemented in less than one week."

    Time, funding, and manpower are the key reasons why most college & university institutions and campuses struggle with providing acceptable off-campus housing solutions to their students, especially for destination schools.

    Most college & university campuses supply an on-campus option for freshman year. However, students must fend for themselves during their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Freshman students are not yet familiar with the new city they are living in and dorm-life allows students to immerse in the culture of campus while they familiarize themselves with the area.

    Off-Campus Housing 101 has been helping students find a home away from home for almost 20 years now - in fact, we were the first online off-campus service in the country, pioneering many of the handy services used on the Internet today.

    We offer custom solutions for each college or university and are able to work one-on-one with representatives from on-campus housing departments.

  • Benefits to Students

    We help remove the stress of housing from students and parents.

    Going to college can be a daunting task for parents and students alike. Of course, there is the cost. But there is also the uncertainy of moving, not only to a new city, but finding safe and affrodable housing. Parents want to know where their son or daughter is going to be living - and with whom?

    Off-Campus Housing 101 is a very student-focused company. We strive to put students first in everything we do. With this in mind, our database is always FREE for students to search.

    This is a real-time database of student housing vacancies in the area of their school. Each listing provides students with considerable information about the property including photos, text, contact information, and property features. Our searchable database allows students to refine their search by a number of conditions such as amount of bedrooms, price, and type of housing. Our automated mapping technology allows for students to find rentals in the exact area of their choosing.

    Landlords and listings are vetted by our staff to lessen the frequency of scam and fraud situations. We also work with the school to ensure that any complaints filed against a landlord are recorded and that their listings are removed if they are deemed to be inappropriate or have three strikes against them.

    Each site is branded to the school which keeps the student experience congruent with the rest of the schools online and offline branding profile.

  • Benefits to Landlords & Community

    Effective and low-cost. Helping the community.

    While we are a student-focused company, we try to treat our Landlords as best as we can. That is why we offer each landlord their first listing for FREE so they are able to experience all that listing with us has to offer before they spend any money.

    Our responsive and mobile-friendly site is easy for students to use and allows for quick searching and locating of properties. This means that your property will be rented much faster than if you were to use a different site.

    Landlords can add and manage their own listings from their phone, tablet, or computer. They can log-in at any time to add, modify, de-list, and re-list their ads. Landlords also have access to their statistics where they can track how many views their listings have gathered as well as their billing history. Our automatic email system allows landlords to track all prospective clients. Each listing has a comprehensive array of fields with which to perfectly represent each rental property and minimize any time-wasting casual inquiries that might occur from a less informative advertisement.

    Listing a property through Off-Campus Housing 101 takes only a few minutes and once each listing is rented, it stays archived in our site for re-listing in the future. And finally, our landlord vetting process helps ensure that landlords are not competing with fake or fraudulent ads.

More About Off Campus Housing 101

  • 75% to 80% of Students Live Off Campus

    Students require quality housing

    OCH101 has been providing off-campus housing solutions since 1998. We have worked with over 80 schools across Canada, the United States & the Caribbean, we are members of the National Commuter Association, and we have presented at ACPA, UNT's Drive In Commuter Conference and WACUHO-I.

    We continuously incorporate features to improve and enhance our off-campus housing product ensuring that each school receives exactly what they require. In March of 2005 we received and honorable mention for the Commission 17: Commuter Students & Adult Learners Outstanding Commuter Program at ACPA. Our partnered school websites range in size: our smallest school has 500 students and our largest school has well over 30,000 students.

    Off Campus Housing (OCH101) is a complete leading edge off-campus housing solution. Our service compliments all off-campus and commuter programs within the school environment. Providing a valuable off-campus housing solution for your students, faculty, and staff helps to improve auxiliary services for the entire school community.

    Off-Campus Housing 101 is a proud Corporate Partner and Platinum Sponsor of the annual WACE Conference and Exposition, representing the Western Association of College and University Housing Officers every April in California.

"OCH101 and Rent Hello have allowed ROSS University School of Medicine to focus the housing office's time and energy on on-campus related housing needs and student-centered activities enabling a better experience for our students. "
Francisca Knight
Director of Housing
Ross University School of Medicine
" I would suggest Off-campus Housing 101 to anyone who needs a high quality off-campus housing solution. "
Kristina Maxwell
Communications Coordinator
San Diego State University
" Thanks again so much Richard and Ernie. I know you have worked so hard to make this a reality and we are forever indebted to you. As always, you guys have been wonderful partners and we are glad to be associated with you. "
Gezai Berhane
Student Life & Leadership
California State University