WPI Residential Services has paired with JumpOffCampus to connect local landlords and realtors to help our students find off-campus housing. Landlords--who have been vetted and agree to comply with local, state, and federal laws--can post and maintain listings with pictures and all amenities included, and students will have a visual and easy way to find local listings.
Other Resources for Renters
- Finding an Apartment (PDF)
- Checklist for Finding Off-Campus Housing (PDF)
- Rental Agreements or Leases (PDF)
- Lease Terminations & Evictions (PDF)
- Model Sublease Agreement (PDF)
- Contacts for Additional Information (PDF)
- Security Deposits (PDF)
- Maintenance, Repairs & Housing Codes (PDF)
- Utilities (PDF)
- Fire Safety (PDF)
- Renters Insurance For College Students
- Tenant Screening Services
- Massachusetts State Resources
- Visit https://www.inmyarea.com/ for information on the best providers for Utilities, Home Security, Cable TV and Internet available in the area.
The Residential Services Office provides information to WPI students as a courtesy service. WPI is not responsible for leases or other contracts between students and landlords or for the consequences of any off-campus student housing arrangement. WPI will not be involved in any negotiations between you (the leaseholder) and any landlord, property owner, student, prospective student or realtor before, during or after any agreement. In addition, WPI does not endorse or sponsor, nor does it investigate or verify, any of the agencies, information, services, advertisements, properties, or landlords included in this website.
Please be advised that apartments are listed to rent for three or less individuals. (This limitation is not intended to restrict occupancy by more than three persons who are related family members.) The reason we are taking this approach is that the City of Worcester has been enforcing a "lodging house" ordinance that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living together. It has been the City of Worcester's position that if you have more than three unrelated people AND the land owner does not have a "lodging house" license (most do not have the license) you are living in an illegal apartment and subject to Worcester Code Enforcement action. The City has cited a number of area property owners and have issued cease and desist orders that require individuals to move out of cited apartments. Further, the City Officials have made it clear that it will focus future enforcement efforts on the tenants if it is determined that it was the tenants and not the property owner who permitted the fourth person in the unit (i.e. where the lease specifies three names but additional individuals are in the unit). Until this matter is resolved with the City of Worcester, Residential Services will not list any apartments for more than 3 residents.