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Fall 2017 Calendar
Off-Campus Student Services
  *  indicates a Passport Program

*Rationing My Refund
Refund checks are extra funds that are left over after all school fees have been paid. These funds are the result of excess scholarships, grants, and loans. Refund checks can come in handy and students should use the extra money to purchase necessary items throughout the semester. However, some students are not wise with their money and are left to live with little or no refund money by the end of the semester. Guest presenter Dean Smith will discuss the actual purpose of a refund and how students can strategize to ensure refunds are used for the right purpose. 
Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Mendenhall Student Center Room 221

Supermarket 101
Off-Campus student services are pleased to partner with Campus Dining and the Office of Student Transitions to offer Supermarket 101. Students will meet at one designated grocery store to learn about strategies to effectively shop for inexpensive and healthy food options. By participating, students will also learn about budgeting for food purchases.  Those that participate will walk away with some FREE groceries. Due to limited spaces please sign up at  We will announce the name of the supermarket as the date draws closer.  
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: E-mail us at

*Living Off-Campus 101:
 Most students choose to live off campus after their freshman year. This is why it’s vital for students to have the resources and information needed to make an informed decision on where to live. “Living Off-Campus 101” will discuss off-campus housing search process, including questions to ask, things to consider, understanding a lease, and being a good neighbor. Students can ask questions to ECU staff, property managers, attorney, and students currently living off campus. Students should be fully aware of their responsibility of living off-campus. 
Date: November 2, 2017                               
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Mendenhall Student Center Room 221

*Fall Off-Campus Housing Fair
Off-Campus Student Services will host its Fall 2017 Off-Campus Housing Fair on November 15 from 10 am -2 pm in the Mendenhall Student Center Great Rooms. If you are not sure where you want to live next year, or if you want to learn more about moving off-campus then you do not want to miss this event! Students will have the opportunity to meet with surrounding rental companies and various ECU departments. The event will include FREE food, prizes, and great information. This is a PASSPORT APPROVED EVENT.
Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm       
Location: Mendenhall Great Rooms
Meet the Managers
Join the staff of Off-Campus Student Services as we allow students to understand the full selection of off-campus apartments in area.  Each apartment complex will be on hand to detail their property along with their amenities. Students will not be able to sign any finalize documentation, but students will be able to ask any particular questions they have of any particular property. After the program ends each property will be on hand to answer any particular questions. 
Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Mendenhall Student Center Room 244

Apartment Bus Tour
ECU Off-Campus Student Services will offer an Apartment Bus Tour for students interested in living off campus. The apartment tour will provide an opportunity for students to visit multiple off-campus housing complexes near ECU. Students will learn about housing options, bus services, and resources for moving off campus. Space is limited. Reserve your spot now. Send an e-mail to with subject Apartment Bus Tour or calling 252-328-2847. FREE breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Date: December 2, 2017                                
Time:10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Pick-up is at Mendenhall Student Center

Breakfast at the Bus Stop
Off-Campus Student Services will be at a campus bus stop from 7:30am – 9:00am.  This ensures communication between students and Off-Campus Student Services while allowing Off-Campus Student Services to engage in passive programming!!
Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Location:Christenbury gym

Date: October 5, 2017
Time:7:30am – 9:00a
Location: Rivers Bus Drop-off

Date: November 7, 2017
Time:7:30am – 9:00am
Location: Joyner Library

Happy Hour
Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) allows students to chat with a representative from OCSS during our Happy Hour. Students will have the opportunity to answer on-going questions about living off-campus while enjoying a light snack.
Date: September 21st,October 19th, November 28th
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm       
Location: Destination 360

Exam Breaks
Off-Campus Student Services can help relieve your mind from the stress of final exams. Come hear about staying off-campus and ask questions on the steps you need to take.
Date:December 6th – 9th                                
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Joyner Library (First Floor)

*Passport approved Program
Contact us for more program information:
Phone: 252-328-2847