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Fall 2016 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, as students should use the extra money to purchase necessary items throughout the semester.  Some students, however, are not wise with their money and are left scrounging for pennies before the end of the semester.  Guest presenter Dean Smith will discuss the actual purpose of a refund and how students can strategize to ensure they use their refunds for the right purpose.
Date: September 12, 2016   
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
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 OSTFYP@ECU.EDU.  We will announce the name of the supermarket as the date draws closer.  
Date: September 13, 2016
Time: 5:30pm- 8:00pm
Location: E-mail us at

*Living in the Grid: Rights and Responsibilities
Are you interested in learning more about the differences in responsibility, fiscal responsibility, and community responsibility of renting a house?  If so, you should attend this program.  We’ll be discussing the differences between an apartment and a house in the Greenville, NC community. 
Date: October 3, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Mendenhall Student Center Room 244

*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, 2016   
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Mendenhall Student Center Room 244

*Roommate Roulette:
Whether you live in a residence hall or in an apartment, living with others require communication and compromise. This is why the Student Activities Board, and Off-Campus Student Services have teamed up to provide Roommate Roulette! This program will give you the opportunity to ask questions about choosing roommates. Various Student Affairs departments will also be present to provide a well-balanced approach to living with others and answer questions. 
Date: November 3, 2016   
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Mendenhall Student Center Room 244

*Fall Off-Campus Housing Fair
Off-Campus Student Services will host its Fall 2016 Off-Campus Housing Fair on November 16 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 16, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm 
Location: Mendenhall Great Rooms

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 3, 2016 (The original date was November 19th)
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Pick-up is at the Mendenhall Student Center and College Hill bus stop

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 8th – 13th     
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Joyner Library (First Floor)

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