Last fall, the Director of the Student Legal Clinic and Off-Campus Community Relations sat down in the University Communications recording studio for a conversation about off-campus housing issues. The following "AppX" podcast was published in the online edition of Appalachian Magazine in May 2015. We're posting a link to the podcast now because it will soon be time to start thinking about housing options for next year (i.e. academic year 2016-17). Look for more information about how to decide where to live and how to find the right housing for you on this page in the coming months. Remember, the Student Legal Clinic attorney can review your lease with you and answer any questions you may have before you sign the lease. In the meantime, check out the podcast!
Welcome to the Student Legal Clinic!
Free legal advice, information and referrals provided by a licensed attorney.
Convenient and Confidential
No problem too big or too small!
The Student Legal Clinic is a partner program of the Office of Off-Campus Community Relations
Both programs share the following goals:
- To provide information that will help students make appropriate decisions
- To teach students problem solving tools and strategies
- To develop community relationships that benefit students
- To strengthen the connection between off-campus students and campus and community resources
Approximately 2/3 of the Appalachian State University main campus student population -- about 11,000 students -- live off-campus in Boone and the surrounding community. Each semester, students who have questions or problems related to a landlord-tenant issue seek advice from the Student Legal Clinic. As we move further into fall semester, students are already beginning to think about housing options for the next academic year (2016-17). The Office of Off-Campus Community Relations and the Student Legal Clinic want to make sure that students who are considering moving off-campus next year -- as well as those who are already living off-campus, but may be looking to move to a different apartment or rental house -- have important information about how to choose the right off-campus housing for their needs. One of the easiest and most important things you can do before you make a decision about off-campus housing is to read the lease! To avoid surprises, extra costs and legal problems down the road, make sure you read and understand your lease before you sign it. If you have questions, or just want to go over the lease with someone who is familiar with legal documents, a licensed attorney can review your lease for free through the Student Legal Clinic located in Suite 324 of the Student Union. Just call (828) 262-8284 for an appointment.
You'll be seeing this message around campus over the next few months and into the spring semester. Also, look for more information (coming soon!) about educational programs to help you choose the right housing for you.Read more
3rd Floor Suite 324 (New Addition)
Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-8284
M-R: 8:30 - 4:30
F: 8:30 - 1:30
Please note: Appointments during summer months are available on a more limited schedule!
Call or drop by the office to schedule an appointment.
Rm. 263, PSU
P.O. Box 28608
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608