About Us

Commuter Affairs Mission

The Commuter Affairs Office is committed to supporting the holistic development of off-campus and commuter students. The office seeks to provide resources to educate students as they navigate their journey living off-campus, and to engage students within and beyond the larger campus community.

About the Commuter Affairs Office

  • Our office is open to all students, staff, and faculty at the university.
  • Our office serves as an resource for students and landlords.
  • Our office is separate from the Office of Housing and Residential Life (HRL) and Fraternity Managers Association (FMA).
  • Landlords use our off-campus housing database to advertise their properties to students, staff, and faculty at the university.
  • Our office is not involved in the process of students signing leases with landlords who post properties with our service. This process is arranged between the student and the landlord.

About the Off-Campus Housing Database

  • None of the properties listed with our office are owned by the university.
  • Many of the properties are available for only the academic year: September to May.
  • In most cases, utilities are not included in the monthly rent prices of the properties.
  • The majority of properties listed in the database are not within walking distance to the university and are approximately a 10 to 20 minute drive from the campus.
  • Students, staff, and faculty do not need to fill out an application to use the off-campus housing database.
  • Off-campus housing listings generally cover the South County area including properties in South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Narragansett, East Greenwich, Exeter, and Wickford. The majority of rental properties, however, are in Narragansett.