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H.O.U.S.E. Day

In recent years students have been signing and resigning their off-campus leases closer and closer to the beginning of the academic year preceding the academic year of their intended leasing year. Student have been found to be caught in a 18 month or greater contract obligation and the life plans of a college student cannot always remain that long term. This has led to many legal and personal complications between students and landlords.

Housing Off-Campus University Event (H.O.U.S.E. Day), a UW-Eau Claire Student Senate initiative, is designed to combat this problem by pushing back lease signing into the fall semester and also providing students with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective landlords before visiting a specific property.

Students will have the opportunity to check listings and meet and talk with landlords offering off-campus housing to students. Approximately 50 landlords typically attend and as many as 700 students have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past.

Representatives from the City-county Health Department and State Department of Consumer Protection are usually on hand for part of the day to answer questions.

For more information on HOUSE Day, contact the Student Senate program assistant at 715-836-4646 or, as always, come in and see us in Davies 220. More contact information is also available on the Contact page.
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