Living Off Campus
There are a variety of apartments located near the UC campus. Students can obtain information from the Utica area Yellow Pages under the listing "Apartments" and from the apartment ads in the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
Students seeking roommates or apartments often post signs on bulletin boards around the campus. The Residence Life Office staff also keeps an updated list of area off-campus apartments and typical living expenses incurred off campus.
If Students do live off-campus, we ask that they be a good neighbor and respect those who live in the community around you. Please keep your houses/apartments and yards clean and also keep an appropriate and reasonable noise level. Students are subject to the Student Code of Conduct as off-campus residents as well.
The Office of Residence Life and Utica College assume no responsibility for determining whether these listings comply with local building codes or ordinances. They have not been inspected by the College. Students are cautioned to inspect the condition of the property, looking especially for fire safety measures (smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguisher, fire exits, etc.). If the property you are considering is in the City of Utica, you should ask the landlord to provide written proof of current rental registration with the City of Utica, which does inspect rental properties for fire safety compliance; the other neighboring jurisdictions do not yet have such a requirement for rental properties. Students are also advised to review the landlord's lease very carefully before signing, as leases vary significantly in terms and conditions (whether certain utilities are included, etc.). The Office of Residence Life and Utica College assume no responsibility for the condition of these properties, and cannot intervene in disputes that may arise between student tenants and landlords of off-campus properties.
OFFICE OF STUDENT LIVING AND COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT
The Gay Alliance
The SafeZone program was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.
What is a SafeZone?
A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends and co-workers. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.
Contact Dean of Diversity and Student Development Alane Varga at avarga
for more information or how to become SafeZone Certified