Living Off Campus

Off Campus Housing Guide

We put together a guide to help you make your decision—from making a good impression on landlords to getting your safety deposit back.

Explore Our Guide

Meal Plans

(For off campus students)

You can live off campus and still take advantage of any of our four on-campus meal plans or the standard off campus meal plan. Plenty of healthy options, no shopping or dish washing required.

Dining Option

Transportation

Humboldt State students can use their Jack Pass to ride all Eureka Transit Service, Redwood Transit System, and Arcata & Mad River Transit System buses for free. Zimride, Zipcar and Zagster are also available.

Your rights as a renter

The California Supreme Court has ruled that you have the right to a habitable dwelling. This means your landlord has a legal obligation to repair items that affect the home's livability, including: Fixing broken stoves, pipes, unsafe stairwells and other hazards in a reasonable amount of time, which is usually defined as days.

You also have the right to privacy. Your landlord cannot enter the rental property without 24 hours notice or your consent.

California Department of Consumer Affairs

California Department of Consumer Affairs: Tenant's Rights Handbook

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Renter's page

Rental Insurance

When moving off-campus, bicycles, electronics and other valuables, can often be targets for criminals. Remember, you are responsible for replacing stolen or damaged property, not your landlord. Insurance is a good idea to protect your possessions against theft or loss related to a natural disaster. 

GradGuard
www.gradguard.com/renters
(877) 556-3984 

National Student Services Inc
1-800-256-6774

Farmers Insurance
615 11 St
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-2421

Allstate
1989 Harrison Ave
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 444-3066

Humboldt State University does not inspect or endorse the listed properties or make any warranties regarding their condition, nor does HSU secure off-campus housing for students. Off Campus Housing accepts listings with the expectation and understanding that the landlord or agent is in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.