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Finding the Right Place to Live Off Campus

While attending your first year at WVU, it is mandatory to live in the dorms provided by the university. This is so that you get used to living in a new place with new people and new experiences.

Once you become a sophomore the living situation might change for some of you. Some of you might want to continue living in the dorms and some of you might be over the dorm life and want to move on to something new. Either way is perfectly fine. There are many opportunities to live off campus and whether you want to live in a house or an apartment building there are so many options to choose from.

This feeling might be overwhelming so I’m going to give you some resources and tips to use while going through this process.

The first thing you want to do when establishing a place to live is to decide if you want to live with friends or live alone. Either one is fine because there is plenty of housing is available for both. Once you decide which living situation you want the next is to gather a price range. This is very important because you can let the relator know right away what you can afford. There are also so many different amenities that are available such as furnished, non-furnished, air conditioning, parking, utilities, gyms, pool etc. Making a list of what is important to your when finding a place to live will help you narrow down places that are best for you.

One of the best places to get information on all of the relators in Morgantown is to go to the off campus housing fair this Saturday 1/24/15 in Towers Blue and Gold room. All of the relators will have booths and will have a representative there to answer questions, set up appointment and the best part is the free stuff they give you!!

If you are unavailable to make it Saturday www.campuslife.wvu.edu is a great website provided by the university that allows you search everything you’re looking for and give you numbers to call and set up tours.

The best advice I can give is to not rush into this process. You will find the right place to live that will allow you to enjoy a new part of college life.