Off-Campus Life and Community Connection

Off-Campus Life and Community Connection

Get help finding great off-campus housing and awesome roommates as a Chico State student.

Live in Chico and Walk to Campus

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Chico State is one of the few universities within the CSU system whose central campus location allows students to live close enough to get a full college and community experience.

People gather at the Thursday Night Market downtown Chico

students ride their bikes to class under the beautiful canopy of trees

many students who live off campus are close enough to walk to class

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Don’t Pay Rental Application Fees!

Complete our rental certification program to get your rental application fee waived when you apply at one of our housing partners.

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Browse Rental Listings

View our list of off-campus housing resources to compare rental properties within our partner network.

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Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with a peer housing navigator.

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Get Help with Food & Basic Needs

Need help paying for food and basic needs? Complete the Application for Assistance to request help. Or just stop by the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry at Student Services Room 196 for some free food!