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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 off-campus housing, student may also check the Places4Students site.

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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