A listing of available rental property can be accessed via JumpOffCampus. JumpOffCampus can be utilized by undergraduate and graduate students as well as staff, faculty and parents for apartment listings, sublets, and finding roommates.
Providence College makes no endorsement of rental property or landlords. This list is comprised of properties whose landlords have taken initiative to list information with JumpOffCampus. Providence College does not inspect or endorse any specific properties or landlords within this listing. No information provided here creates a legal relationship between students, parents, the College, or any third party regarding off campus living. Providence College is not responsible for any lease or its terms that students negotiate and enter into with any landlord. Students should only reside in housing that is compliant with local and state housing codes.
The Zoning Ordinance controls the number of dwelling units that are allowed in a building. Generally, if you are occupying a basement unit, an attic with steep sloping ceilings and low headroom, or a unit on a floor that has access to only one stairway, there is a good chance your unit may be illegal.
If you are occupying an illegal unit, and the owner is taken to court, you could be evicted before the end of the school year. Never rent a unit that appears to be illegal without checking. If you have a concern about the legality of a unit or any question regarding zoning violations, you may contact the Structures and Zoning Division at 401-680-5365.
The Providence Zoning Ordinance limits the number of unrelated occupants living in a single dwelling unit to a maximum of three occupants. This ordinance is designed specifically to address the problem of the overcrowding of apartment buildings. Violation of this ordinance can result in court action against the landlord and/or the occupants.