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Off-Campus Living

The following information and links are provided to help facilitate the search for housing in close proximity to the Mercy College Toledo campus.

Apartment Guides

Within one mile of Mercy College

Additional Options

Disclaimer: Off-campus housing information is provided solely as a courtesy. Mercy College of Ohio does not inspect, endorse or assume any responsibility for any properties, accommodations, or other housing options or websites; and it expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise within connection therewith. Individuals are strongly advised to thoroughly investigate and inspect any properties, accommodations, or other housing options before making final arrangements.

Off-Campus Safety

Mercy College of Ohio is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and citizens of our community. This guide outlines important safety information and offers easy-to-follow guidelines to help you stay safe and out of harm’s way.

  • Have working lights at all entrances.
  • Have locks on all doors and windows, and use them.
  • Do not use your full name on your mailbox, in the telephone directory or on your answering machine.
  • Know which neighbors you can depend on in an emergency.
  • Check to see who is at the door before opening it.
  • Don't hide extra keys in accessible places. Criminals will find them.
  • Never give personal information to telephone solicitors.
  • Ask for photo identification from all repair personnel. If you are suspicious, call to verify their employment.
  • Do not let strangers into your home to use the telephone. Offer to make the call for them.
  • Consider creating a "safe room" with a separate telephone line or cell phone. If someone breaks in you can retreat there and call for help.
  • Stay with a friend or group whenever possible.
  • Stay away from heavily wooded, poorly lit or secluded areas.
  • Do not wear headphones.
  • Be wary walking by shrubbery or other heavy vegetation that could be used as hiding places.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing to improve your visibility.
  • Vary your route and pattern.
  • Carry a whistle or personal-alarm device.
  • If you're being followed, go to the nearest residence, open business or group of people.
  • Carry the keys for your vehicle or home with you.
  • Keep your car in good working order and the gas tank at least half full.
  • As you approach your parked car, check for any suspicious persons in the vicinity.
  • Always park in visible, well-lit areas.
  • Have your keys ready when approaching your car to reduce the time needed to enter.
  • When driving, keep the doors locked and the windows rolled up.
  • Exercise caution when using underground parking garages. If possible, avoid going there alone.
  • Avoid parking near large pickup trucks or vans. They can be used as convenient hiding places.
  • Carry in your car: flashlight, fix-a-flat, maps, warm clothing, first-aid kit, empty gas can.
  • Do not open your window if someone approaches your car to ask for directions, the time, etc. Keep car doors locked.
  • When stopped at traffic lights, allow space between you and the car in front so you can drive away if necessary.
  • Advise a family member, roommate or friend of your travel route and time. Call when you arrive safely.
  • Have the exact fare ready to avoid fumbling for money or displaying extra cash.
  • Sit in an aisle seat if possible. This allows you to observe your surroundings and avoid getting "boxed-in" against the window.
  • Sit near the driver/operator if possible, but avoid sitting next to the door. A thief could snatch your belongings and quickly exit.
  • Avoid dozing off or becoming overly engrossed in what you're reading. It can make you an easy target.
  • Keep your purse, bags, backpack or packages close to you. Do not leave them on an empty seat.
  • Be wary of noisy passengers arguing or causing a commotion. This could be staged to distract you while others are trying to steal your valuables.
  • Observe the behavior of those around you. If you feel uneasy, change your seat or alert the driver.

Don't be a "target of opportunity." To keep your home safe while you're out of town, do the following:

  • Set automatic timers for indoor and outdoor lights, televisions and radios.
  • Set poles in the tracks of your sliding glass doors.
  • Leave keys with a neighbor. Do not hide extra keys outside. Burglars will look there first.
  • Ask neighbors to check your home regularly and have a number where you can be reached in an emergency.
  • Leave drapes and shades open to make the house appear occupied.
  • Ask a neighbor to use your garbage cans. Empty garbage cans are clues that you're away.
  • Leave a parked car in your driveway.