Transfer Student Housing

Helena is Montana’s beautiful capital city – a friendly arts community with historic character and spectacular mountain views.  It’s an incredible place to live and recreate. Whether you’re moving from out-of-state or from another city in Montana, the Helena Chamber of Commerce relocation guide includes information you will find helpful.

1. Am I required to live on campus?

A variety of housing opportunities exist for transfer students interested in living on or off campus. All full-time Carroll College students who are under the age of 21 are required to reside on-campus for three years. If you are 21 or have lived on another school’s campus for at least three years, you may choose to live off campus. 

2. I want to live on campus, what are my options?

You can choose from one of our four residence halls or our on-campus apartments. Availability for on-campus housing is limited, so we recommend contacting our Community Living office as soon as you can.

3. What is the best way to find an off-campus home or apartment?

There are a number of helpful resources available to students looking for a place to live off-campus.  Please note that Carroll does not endorse one company over another. Helena Craigslist is a great place to start your search.  Other resources include: Trulia - Rentals in Helena, Zillow - Carroll College Rentals, and Hotpads - Helena Rentals. Many homeowners near campus list their properties on craigslist and welcome the inquiry of Carroll students. Also, this list provides the contact information for the Helena area property management companies and apartment complexes. Once you have enrolled at Carroll, you will be able to log-in to the MyCarroll home page. Periodically students and faculty list available homes in the “Carroll Classified” section.

4. If I live off-campus will I have a far commute to school?

The City of Helena has an area of only 16.39 square miles—so, geographically nothing is too far away from Carroll’s campus. Many Carroll students living off-campus walk or bike to school, but if you live off campus you shouldn’t expect more than a ten-minute drive.

5. Will I be able to stay connected as an off-campus student?

Yes. Nearly 40 percent of the student body lives off campus. That said, Carroll takes seriously its goal of fostering a strong campus community that is inclusive of the entire student body. Carroll has a number of organizations on campus that host events throughout the year. Many of the weekends are marked by swing-dances, movie screenings, sporting events, and entertainment, all of which is open to the entire campus community.