Posts Tagged: moving off-campus

Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider
Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you starting to get excited about that great off-campus apartment you’ll be moving into in a few weeks? If you have decided to move off-campus, here are four important things to understand about your new living situation. 1. Monthly Rent Payments vs. Semester Dorm Fees Renting an off-campus apartment or a roommate share is…
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We packed up the U-Haul and off we went at six in the morning. It was a smooth seven hour ride to Washington DC, with no traffic and cheap gas in Pennsylvania. Then we hit problems. So, here are some lessons I learned from my move. (Note: They will apply equally to all the other rent-a-truck companies,…
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While this student’s guide to finding housing, originally published in May 2015, is directed at international students, it offers good tips for anyone looking for off-campus housing long distance. You have just received your acceptance letter from your dream university in the United States and as you are celebrating with family and friends, someone asks…
Dorm vs. Apartment: Which Should You Choose?
Dorm vs. Apartment: Which Should You Choose?

Dorm vs. Apartment: Which Should You Choose?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Making the decision whether to live on campus or to finally get your first apartment, is a tough one! I battled with my dorm vs. apartment decision for months. But eventually, it was really clear to me that I needed to get my own place. People like to tell me I’m 20 going on 35, so…
Elyse Asks To Dorm or Not to Dorm Next Semester?
Elyse Asks To Dorm or Not to Dorm Next Semester?

Elyse Asks To Dorm or Not to Dorm Next Semester?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
“To Dorm or Not to Dorm?” That is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of RA’s and ugly furniture; or to take arms against the sea of the real world and move into an apartment… The spring semester has started, and that means colleges will be writing…
Shakiera Moves Off-Campus in Memphis
Shakiera Moves Off-Campus in Memphis

Shakiera Moves Off-Campus in Memphis

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A sophomore at the University of Memphis, Shakiera is moving out of her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to be closer to her school life in Memphis, TN. With money in her pocket and restlessness in her shoes, she’s ready to move into her first apartment and fully experience every part of being an independent, living,…
Mercedes Finds Her Dream Off-Campus Apartment
Mercedes Finds Her Dream Off-Campus Apartment

Mercedes Finds Her Dream Off-Campus Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Mercedes from Laramie, WY, reports on her hunt for an off-campus apartment. It comes with a pool, hot tub and tanning bed, among other amenities!  For $389 amonth, furnished! (It’s up to $429 now, but Mercedes got a deal by signing early.) “I decided to attend the University of Wyoming after I graduated from a community college.…
Moving to an off-campus apartment
Moving to an off-campus apartment

Moving to an off-campus apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you decide to move off–campus you’ll be dealing with some of the issues that any first-apartment hunter has to deal with — finding a place, signing a lease, and getting the place furnished and equipped. But moving off–campus presents its own special considerations. • First, a convenient location is even more important, because you…