Housing Recommendations and Opportunities

Current OSC graduate students have compiled some suggestions for new classmates looking for places to live.


  • Rent a house or guesthouse, and find a roommate or two to share expenses. The price per person for a two- or three-bedroom house is usually cheaper than a single room apartment or studio near the University. You will get more square footage, and it will be in a nicer neighborhood.
  • Rent a place with air conditioning. Properties with A/C are usually in better condition and in better neighborhoods. The swamp-cooler-only properties are invariably in the undergrad zone, look run-down and have potientally bad neighbors.
  • Use Craigslist to look for housing — and start early!
  • The Off-Campus Student Housing Guide is updated weekly, and its listings include distance to campus.


Current Housing Opportunities

Condo For Rent

Description: Renovated, large (> 1,000 square feet) condominium for rent. It has two bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a full bathroom upstairs. One of the bedrooms has a covered balcony. The kitchen, 1/2 bathroom, and living area are downstairs. The living area opens to a fenced, private patio with supply closet containing washer and dryer. The patio has direct access to the condo's member only area with beautiful landscaping, pool, hot tub, clubhouse, and built-in gas grills. There is a covered parking space for one vehicle and plenty of parking lot spaces for another vehicle or visitors.

Location: The condo is located right at Fort Lowell Road and Mountain Avenue, approximately a ten minute bike ride to the UA campus. Near many shops, restaurants, stores, and the Tucson Mall. 

Cost: The rent is $900/month, and the tenant must cover utilities (water, electricity, gas, and internet).

Availability: The condo is available starting May 15 for move-in.

Contact: Please contact sander.zandbergen@gmail.com for more information and photos.