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Most people who live in the regions served by Butler County Community College (BC3) understand that we are a commuter campus where students reside locally within the community. BC3 has NO residence halls and does NOT supervise or approve housing for students. However, the BC3 Admissions Office maintains a list of currently available apartments and room rentals  in the Butler area realizing that certain academic programs are only available at the main campus. All housing arrangements must be handled by the student and any agreements concerning rent or conditions of occupancy are made between the student and the landlord.

Of course there are a number of students each semester who need to find reliable housing and who should do a little apartment hunting research before diving in head first. What we can do is offer some advice about the process. One of the best rules to follow is simply never sign anything before you’ve seen the property. And if for some reason you can’t visit in person, have a parent, relative or friend take a look at the prospective rental to make certain it meets your needs. Be certain to read the lease or rental agreement carefully to help avoid additional fees or restrictions that may not be fully explained and ask for clarification when necessary. Finding accommodations with a friend or relative in the vicinity may also be an option to help save money.

Fastweb” offers an exceptional online guide to search and find the living arrangements that are best for your situation, including answers to questions related to rent issues, pets, amenities and much more. In fact, this comprehensive look at apartment hunting is a great tool for anyone in the market for rental housing.

We hope that you continue to enjoy the days of summer ahead! Be sure to “Save the Date” for our Fall Welcome Day events held at each campus location in August as a great way to become acclimated if you are a new student to BC3.

All of us at BC3 are committed to helping you achieve success in pursuing your educational goals. As always, know that we are here to help you in any way we can. Please contact these offices if you need any assistance.

-Jerry Johnston, Admissions Representative/Business Relations