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URI Commuter Housing

Information for Students

Students at the University of Rhode Island decide to live off-campus for a number of reasons:  more freedom, to gain a sense of responsibility, a desire to live off-campus, a lack of on-campus housing, the social aspects of sharing a house with others, or the peacefulness of living in a property alone. Before students decide to look for off-campus housing, they must be aware of the following information:

  • Our service is open to all students, staff, and faculty at the university
  • None of the properties listed with our office are owned by the university
  • Many of the properties are available for only the academic year: September to May
  • In most cases, utilities are not included in the monthly rent prices of the properties
  • The majority of properties listed with our office are not within walking distance to the university and are about a 10 to 20 minute drive from the campus
  • We work with over 130 landlords throughout the South County area including properties in South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Narragansett, East Greenwich, Exeter, and Wickford. Narragansett has the most properties
  • Landlords use our office as an outlet to advertise their properties to students, prospective students, staff, and faculty at the university
  • Students, prospective students, staff, and faculty do not have to fill out an application to use our off-campus housing service
  • Our office is totally separate from the Office of Housing and Residential Life
  • Our office serves as an intermediary resource for students and landlords by allowing both parties to post useful information
  • We are no way involved in the process of students signing leases with landlords who post properties with our service. This process is arranged strictly between the students and the landlords.

Questions to Ask Before You Become Roommates

Helpful Information


Unit Inspection Checklist

Local Laws and Ordinances

Living Large Off Campus

Living in Narragansett Guide

Helpful Forms

To list your property on our website, please see information under landlord to the left.

Sample Lease
Landlords, use this sample lease as a guide for the creation of your own lease.

Narragansett Code and Regulations
This document contains local laws and regulations governing rental properties in Narragansett.

Narragansett Landlord Registration Form
This form should be filled out by all landlords in Narragansett and submitted to the Building Inspector's Office.

Designation of Agent for Nonresident Landlord
This form must be completed by any landlord who is not a resident of the State of Rhode Island. This form must be returned to the Office of the Secretary of State.

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