Off-Campus Housing

DISCLAIMER: These listings are provided for information only, they are not endorsed in any way by the University of Prince Edward Island Student Union or the University of Prince Edward Island. The Student Union or the University do not take any responsibility for the quality of these accommodations.


The UPEI Student Union is pleased to be partnered with Places4Students to provide rental listings for students. Also, on the site students can register to post a roommate or sublet listing and landlords can register to post their listing. For a direct link to the UPEI page please click here.


Below, VP Academic and External, Sweta Daboo, gives an introduction and shows you how to use Places 4 Students!

If you would like to contact UPEI directly, off campus housing
services for UPEI students can be found here.


Homestay services can be found here.


Contact information for Places4Students is as follows:


Customer Service Hours
Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm EST
Friday 9am-5pm EST

Rental Scam Information

Rental Scams

Rental scams, unfortunately, have become frequent with landlords and students who are advertising properties through online rental listings, websites and social media. A rental scam is one of many tricks used to defraud landlords, students, or potential tenants by gaining their confidence and potentially monetary compensation.

Scams Targeting Students

There are many websites on the internet that post rental advertisements. Please exercise caution with your rental search as there are also scams that specifically target potential tenants. Some, for instance, advertise an almost too-good-to-be-true property (sometimes even with photos) and require a deposit or a portion of the rent before letting you view the property. They may promise to send you keys upon receiving payment. Often the photos being displayed aren’t of the actual property address being advertised, and sometimes the photos and the advertisement itself are of a property that actually exists but the scammer has stolen the information from another website and only changed the contact information to theirs.

OCH Tips for Students

  • Check out the location of the property, to ensure that the property event exits. Sometimes, the civic number for a property doesn’t exist.
  • Do not send any money or personal information without meeting the landlord or property manager.
  • Have a friend or relative enquire about the property information from the landlord and compare notes.
  • Use an online search engine to search for the person’s name, email, telephone number or other identifying features to see if there have been other online complaints.