Greetings to our Carolina Parents and Family members! We are glad you are taking an active role in supporting your student's exploration of off-campus life and we hope the information on this website can be useful for both you and your student.
A few tips for family members:
- Engage your student in a conversation about living off-campus early on in their undergraduate experience. They are likely to start hearing about off-campus almost immediately after starting their 1st year, and it is important that you have had some conversation about shared expectations before they call you with an off-campus lease in hand.
- Get familiar with the resources on this site. There is information on this site and through consultation appointments with our staff, related to a number of areas that are important for students to understand about living off-campus. You and your students should think through costs, location, roommate/housemates, safety and security, and transportation factors before making a final decision about where to live off-campus.
- We strongly encourage a thorough understanding and review of the lease. Here is a thorough explanation from our onsite team, we recommend you and your student review to begin.