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Off-campus living class set for March 8

February 28, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Sign up for an Off Campus Living 101 class. Learn everything you need to know to find, lease and be safe in your off-campus home.

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BOZEMAN -- Montana State University and the City of Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee will host a free class for MSU students planning to live off-campus for the first-time.

The class, Off Campus Living 101, which is intended to help students transition to off campus housing, negotiate local resources and be good neighbors, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Strand Union Building, Ballroom B.

“The idea is to provide a space where students can get information, ask questions and just learn what to expect when moving off-campus, having neighbors who may not be students and how to negotiate the entire process,” said Amy Kanuch, community relations specialist at MSU.

Class topics will include finding the right rental property; important safety features to look for in a rental; understanding lease agreements; and tenant rights and responsibilities.

Panelists will advise students on selecting responsible roommates, financial education, on-campus housing options, fire safety, city code compliance and making a successful transition into local neighborhoods. Panel members will include representatives from Peak Property Management, Bozeman Police and Fire Departments, MSU Police, MSU Office of the Dean of Students and MSU Residence Life.

Participating students will be eligible to win a mountain bike and other prizes. Refreshments will be available.

To register, see

For more information, contact Kanuch at (406) 994-7462 or

Contact: Amy Kanuch, University Communications, (406) 994-7462 or