Phone: 303-492-7053
Fax: 303-492-7054
Email: och@colorado.edu

Location: University Memorial Center, room 313
Hours: During the school year our office is open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and during the summer, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Our office maintains listings of rooms, houses, apartments, and roommate requests and provides students with Boulder maps, copies of the Boulder Tenants' Guide, the Boulder Model Lease, subleasing and roommate agreements, furniture rental information, moving tips and other materials related to living off campus. Students can also schedule an appointment with our lawyer on Tuesdays or Fridays to discuss rental concerns. 

*Note: Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations is funded by CUSG. Services are for fee-paying students. If you are a parent or a transfer student and would like access to Ralphie's List you will need to request approval for a guest account. 

Mission Statement

"Educating and supporting students in their development of independent life skills"

We accomplish this by:

  • Helping students make informed choices about housing and roommates
  • Encouraging students to become knowledgeable and responsible tenants
  • Assisting students in gaining the proficiency to solve problems when landlord and roommate difficulties arise
  • Advocating an off-campus student perspective to landlords as well as city policy makers
  • Developing student awareness of community values and responsibilities
  • Creating valuable partnerships with community stakeholders

Diversity Statement

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations offers a broad range of programs, opportunities, and resources to students seeking housing off-campus, educates students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as tenants, and assists students in resolving landlord/tenant problems and/or roommate conflicts. Off-Campus Housing is an advocate and housing resource for students, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, and religious and political belief, gender, age, class, familial status, or mental or physical disability. Off-Campus Housing is fully committed to equal and fair access to housing for all students and to assist wherever possible to build bridges of respect, tolerance, and understanding in our off-campus community and between our students.

The Division of Student Affairs at CU Boulder values the diverse backgrounds, histories, identities and life experiences of every member of our community.  We strive toward inclusive excellence in making our policies, processes, and actions socially just and equitable. We celebrate and embrace differences. We are committed to welcoming and including diverse groups and perspectives in building a climate in which all members can thrive in an environment where they feel at home, welcome and safe.

Susan Barkman

Susan Barkman

Assistant Director for Community Outreach
I am a Michigan native, who came to CU in 2005 to finish my BA in Political Science. In 2008, I accepted a full time position in Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations working with students and non-student neighbors to build community, and understand city ordinances. In addition, I also now work on office program assessment and issues of food insecurity among students. In my free time, I am involved in...
susan.barkman@colorado.edu     303.492.7053
Tanay Choudhary

Tanay Choudhary

International Student Liaison
Hi! my name is Tanay Choudhary and I’m an international student from India, I really wanted to study abroad so I applied to CU-Boulder. I am a sophomore majoring in computer science. I hope to work with tech giants like Xbox and Playstation network. I am an outdoor person and hike almost every weekend and I love to travel as much as I can to new places and new experiences...
Alexis Jaramillo

Alexis Jaramillo

Commuter Student Liaison
Hi! My name is Alexis Jaramillo! As a former commuter student and your current Commuter Student Liaison, I know firsthand that adapting to a completely new environment as a non-traditional student can be a learning curve. Between navigating the complexities of a bus route or making sure that you have enough gas to make it to campus and back, commuting becomes a lesson in time management and patience. At the...
Jack Mackin

Jack Mackin

Graphic Design Student Assistant
Jeremy Moore

Jeremy Moore

Assistant Director for Marketing, Communications, & Student Transitions
I started at CU Boulder in 2012 as a Hall Director for Stearns West in Williams Village before transitioning over to Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations. I received my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Northern Illinois Unviersity in DeKalb, IL, and my Bachelor's in Liberal Studies from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Prior to working in OCH&NR, I served as a Hall Director with...
jeremy.moore@colorado.edu     303.492.4622
Kristyn Sample

Kristyn Sample

Transfer Student Liaison
Hello all, I am Kristyn! I am a junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering Sciences with a minor in Astronomy. After joining the Air Force Reserves and several semesters at a community college in Missouri, I transferred to CU to continue my journey. Knowing firsthand some of the challenges faced by transfer students, I was the co-founder of the Non-Traditional Student Organization, and am now your Transfer Student Liaison! I am...
Bruce Sarbaugh

Bruce Sarbaugh

Legal Advisor
I was born and raised in Boulder, so I know all about the Boulder neighborhoods. I graduated from the CU Law School last century (literally!) and have had a law practice in Boulder for longer than I care to admit, so also know landlord/tenant law. I love working with students through OCH&NR and providing legal advice on leases, roommate issues, repair issues, security deposits, and just about any other issue...
och@colorado.edu     303.492.7053
Caroline Soper

Caroline Soper

Hello my name is Caroline Soper and I’m from Fort Collins, Colorado. I am currently a junior at CU Boulder studying Biology. I hope to go to Physician Assistant school and one day become a PA! In my free time I like to hike, bike, do yoga, and hang out with friends. I have been working at Off Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations for a year and a half now,...
Nick Stafford

Nick Stafford

Student Assistant
Hi my name is Nick. I am a current graduate student on track to graduate with a masters in accounting this December. I was born and raised in Boulder and have picked up some of the more common Boulderite characteristics throughout my youth. I enjoy doing anything active (running, biking, boarding) and have a love for the woods and wildlife. I also love listening to music of all kinds and...
Susan Stafford

Susan Stafford

Director, Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations
I have worked in Off-Campus Housing since 1988 and have been the director since 2002. Boulder is a terrific place to live and can be very captivating; when I moved here in 1986, I thought I would only be staying for one year! I have a son who attends CU so I am a good parent resource as well as a good housing resource.
suzanne.stafford@colorado.edu     303.492.7053
Samantha Tran

Samantha Tran

Student Assistant
Hi! My name is Samantha Tran and I am a second year student at CU Boulder currently studying Psychology and Neuroscience. I was born in California but have been living in Colorado for more than ten years. This is my first year working at the Off Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations Office, and I would be happy to help with any questions!