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Residential Life Off Campus Living

Information to aid you in your off-campus living search

Off-Campus Living

There are a variety of off–campus living options in Emporia. Some are very close to campus, and others require more of a commute. Keep the distance to campus, shopping and transportation in mind when making your decision.

Helpful Guides

Jeff Lynch, City of Emporia Community Development Coordinator, will help in exposing dangerous living conditions.

Ordinances are viewable to the public and let residents know what is allowed within the Emporia city limits.

A list of phone numbers is available for information and issues.

The Kansas Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is a good resource to know what your rights are and offers suggestions to living as a tenant.

Contact the City of Emporia for water and trash service.

Contact Kansas Gas for gas hookup.

Contact Westar Energy for electrical hookup.

Contact United States Postal Service (USPS) to update your address.


We have put together a list of sites to aid in locating available housing in and around Emporia. While this list is not associated with Emporia State University, it is provided to be helpful in your off-campus living search. The University makes no representation or warranty about the quality, safety, legal compliance or habitability and does not endorse any company, manager or complex.

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