As a student, housing is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You will need to think about whether you want to live on or penn off campus housing and what kind of apartment you would like. You will also have to decide if you want roommates or to live alone. There are many options available for students who choose to live off campus. Penn has a department called Off-Campus Services that provides a variety of resources and tools for students. This includes information on finding the right neighborhood, signing a lease, and much more. They also offer a database of rental listings and roommate search services.
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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the housing market in ways that some students may not have expected. Jones says that as students evaluate their options for the fall semester, they should remember that the flexibility to move out of a place may be limited. Some students may be stuck with a lease that they signed before the pandemic if they decide to study abroad or transfer colleges.
The Off-Campus Services department is partnering with V-fairs to host a virtual housing fair. This event will allow students to chat with Penn departments and local landlords without having to travel. The fair will be held online and can be accessed on any device. During the virtual fair, students can ask questions about a property and even sign a lease agreement with a landlord right from their device.