Thoughts On Housing

On campus, off campus, house, apartment…so many options!!!  Don’t fret; you have some time to make your decision!  Though it can be a scary one (one step closer to being on your own in the real world!), there are a lot of ways to make sure you are making the right decision for you.


Here are some general tips to help you select where to live next year:


1.   Look at both living on campus and off campus.  Think about what would be more realistic for you.  Will you have a car next year?  If not, and you still want to live off campus, consider looking at places within walking distance of campus or the shuttle route.

2.  Look at apartments and houses.  There are quite a few houses out there that are a lot more reasonable than apartments…and you usually get your own room!

3.  Think about how many people you want to live with.  Some people want to live by themselves while others will live with 2-5 other people.

4.  Cost—while living off campus may be cheaper, you also have to factor in other expenses such as food, travel, furnishings, etc.

5.  Be sure to look at the lease and read it carefully before you sign your life away!  If there is something you are unsure of or don’t agree with, bring that up to your landlord before you sign the lease so that you can all be on the same page and you don’t end up with a ridiculous charge at the end of your lease.

All-in-all, make sure you take this decision carefully and look at all of your options!

To help you out and give you some more information about living on campus, next week, February 5th, your RA will take your floor to Opus and Davis so you can look at the rooms, talk with the apartment coordinators, and ask any questions you may have about living on campus!  An event you won’t want to miss if you are thinking of living on campus next year!


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