Off Campus Living
The goal of the Off Campus Living website is to keep commuter students connected to Georgia State. While you will come to campus for class, there is so much more that happens on campus. You should be a part of it!
Off Campus Housing
Georgia State University has partnered with Places4Students, a company that specializes in providing off campus housing solutions for college students. This service is free for all students to use to find a place to live off campus. Students can create roommate listings, and landlords can list properties at very competitive rates.
- View the Places4Students and consider the location to which you are moving for the following:
- Safe neighborhood
- Near public transportation
- Distance to campus
- Close to a grocery store
- The Panther Express shuttle runs from 7 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Routes and times may vary.
- Free Parking is provided for commuter students at Turner Field. The Panther Express shuttle takes students to campus from that location. Be sure to register your car online.
- Discounted MARTA cards are available in Auxiliary and Support Services.
- Plan to arrive to campus early. In the event of traffic, bad weather or a detour, it is helpful to have extra time built in. You also need to account for the extra time it may take to walk to class once you arrive on campus.
- Plan for alternative ways of travel. Be familiar with the bus route from your home.
- Determine alternate routes in case of blocked streets or traffic.
- Update or obtain a motor club service and put together an emergency car kit.
The following are additional ways to get involved:
- Civic Engagement
- Multicultural Center
- Greek Life
- Student Health Promotion
- Black Student Achievement
- Keep informed of Georgia State University upcoming events on campus and around Atlanta.
- Stay on campus after classes – there are usually programs in the evening or meetings for student organizations.
- Panther Dining serves breakfast as early as 7 a.m.
- The Recreation Center opens at 6 a.m. if you would like to work-out before class.
- If you plan to work, consider on campus employment. This will provide you an opportunity to connect with students, faculty and staff. Check out Panther Career Net for on campus work opportunities.
- The Student Handbook is a great way to get and stay connected to Georgia State. It provides you with policy and procedural information on the Student Code of Conduct, academic colleges, registration, financial aid, student services and more.
- Connect with classmates. Get a name and contact information for someone in each of your classes. If you ever need to ask about something in class (an assignment, notes, etc.), you will have a peer you can contact. This is also an easy way to get to know new people.
Other items to discuss with family could include:
- Household responsibilities
- High school vs. college