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Helpful Tips for Off-Campus Living

Renting your own apartment requires planning ahead! Here are some helpful hints on making your renting experience as easy as possible. 

Finding Your New Home

Signing a Lease

Choosing a Roommate


Rental adds often us abbreviations to describe the property. Use this table to find out what these abbreviations mean.

NS Non-Smoker
Twnhse Townhouse
F Female
Grad Graduate Student
Pref Prefer
Util Utilities
Furn Furnished
Part Furn Partially furnished
W/D Washer & dryer
DW, MW Dishwasher, microwave
HW floors Hardwood floors
apt apartment
prkg parking
M Male
Prof Professional
w,e,g,c,p Water, electric, gas, cable, phone
BR Bedroom
Unfurn Unfurnished
Eff Efficiency
AC Air conditioning
FP Fireplace
OBO Or best offer


Off Campus Living Safety Tips

Helpful Phone Numbers

Department of Water and Power
1.800.DIAL-DWP (1.800.342.5397)

Comcast (cable, internet)

Adelphia (cable internet)

Direct TV (cable, internet)

LA Bureau of Sanitation 
213.473.7878 (garbage)
213.473.8228 (recycling)

LA City Services
311 (call to be connected to any of LA’s city services)

Verizon (phone)