How does housing work for continuing students?

<p>I would probably like apartment living, though I was so miserable feeling disconnected from school when I commuted that I don't know if I could bring myself to move off campus. Also not sure if my parents would support it, they aren't aware how common it is for upperclassmen to live off campus and would probably not want anything to do with the process, and apartment shopping isn't something I know anything about.</p>

<p>It is definitely a lot easier to just live in a dorm, but if you don't get what you want (although I am hoping you do) it would be a better alternative than commuting. Off campus is a relative term, you are still close by and connected to all that the U has to offer, you are just not in the dorm life.</p>

<p>Does anybody know how I could look into that? I wouldn't even know where to start with looking for apartments. I don't think I can consider commuting a realistic option, I don't have an extra hour+ a day to set aside for transportation. If I HAD to live in a double I guess I'd deal, but I will probably be making daily visits to CAPS if it comes to that.</p>

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<p>For the most part, you wouldn't have to. There's a huge number of apartments and houses that are essentially on campus, or, at worst, a 5 minute walk away from campus.</p>

<p>It's strange - I'm a senior in my last semester here. Due to my circumstances, I've lived in university housing all four years (South Quad for 3 years, and Northwood apartments this year.) Most of my friends moved into off-campus housing after their 1st or 2nd year at school. I really regret not having the opportunity to do something like that too.</p>

<p>I think it might be a bit late to explore all the possible off-campus living arrangements, but you should take a look at them for next year.</p>

<p>2010-2011 is my last year, I'll be a senior next year-- though with any luck I'll be staying in the area for work and will need an apartment, I just probably wouldn't want the ones that appeal to students. :P The allure of leaving the dorms doesn't really hit you the same when you live with your parents freshman and sophomore year, I guess. The illustrious "true college experience" calls to you the whole time you're home, I felt really left out my freshman and sophomore year and even with its draw backs I love finally feeling like I am where I thought I would be in college. Oh well, we'll just see what I can manage when I get my sign up information. Hopefully I got a good lottery number. </p>

<p>What did you think of the atmosphere in south quad? At least in my section of East Quad, it is generally fairly quiet (except for yesterday o.O) and not especially social. I'd like a friendlier atmosphere than my current spot, it'd be nice to see a door open once in a while, but I am not going to be stumbling down the halls drunk three nights a week either. Ideally I'd find a middle ground, but EQ might be it.</p>

<p>I dunno, I don't know if I'll like any of the options that will be available to me at this point. It's fairly subdued here and I am still the floor nazi because I told the RA that there were men in the ladies bathroom in the middle of the night, and because I say something when people stand outside my door and yell down the hall at 2am. Nobody likes the person that follows the rules. :( Part of the reason why I wanted the single with the private bath is because, noise aside, at least I will be the only person that has a hand in how comfortable I am with my living situation.</p>

<p>Well, I get to register a week from now. I was hoping it'd be sooner than that. >.< Is it very hard for incoming sophomores to get singles on central campus? Because despite being a junior that's basically what I am being considered since I am a transfer.</p>

<p>I'm registering next Monday too (at 145)! TwistedXKiss, what time can you start signing up?</p>

<p>woah- the singles are going like crazy! Do you think this includes the singles in Northwood III? Is there no hope for a transfer to get a single bedroom there? I'm kinda wary of sharing bedroom after some really bad experiences here... should I be figuring out off campus housing, like yesterday?</p>

<p>I've been trying to swap into a single since september.</p>

<p>I get to start registering at 2, but I have a two hour drs appointment then so I'm not sure what I could do.</p>

<p>The sign up for doubles and singles starts on this Thursday so Monday is not a very good lottery draw for getting a single. Sorry to state the obvious.</p>

<p>Yeah, if I can't get a single I am commuting. My mental health will diminish into nothing if I have to live in a double again. I am already so miserable I can barely stand it. My depression was awful when I was living at home but the stress and anxiety of living in a double pretty much balances it out. </p>

<p>I am considering asking the disabilities coordinator if there is anything we can do. Given my plethora a disabilities honestly a single is the only thing that makes sense, but I didn't have any idea it would be so difficult to get a single so I didn't bother to try and take the back door in. That was obviously a huge mistake, it's probably too late now. </p>

<p>Oh well, feeling like a real college student was fun while it lasted. Back to 10pm curfews, crazy sisters, and no friends.</p>

<p>Call me naive, but if incoming FRESHMEN can get singles that are not on North Campus, shouldn't there be enough singles for upperclassmen? As of right now, according to the Room Search, there are 14 in South Quad, 80 in West Quad, 60-70ish in East Quad, and like 50ish in Lloyd. If those are all filled by the time Monday comes around, maybe they are opening up more for the people who have later dates, because I don't believe for a second that there are only 14 singles total in South Quad. I mean, they're not going to shut out 1/3 of the students from housing.</p>

<p>I am going to just try not to lose hope until I have to. </p>

<p>Right after I pick my room I have to go up to UMAC to find out if I have aspergers, and then go straight to work. Monday is going to be a beautiful day all around. lol</p>

<p>Have any upperclassmen on here had problems with getting singles on Central, even if their selection dates were as later as ours are? Because I think it will be B.S. if I get denied a single even though I filled out the original housing sign up form right when it went online, all because of a random lottery number. Let's just say I'll be at the Housing Office quite a bit if I get denied a single (don't worry, TwistedxKiss, I'm a guy, so I'm not going to be "stealing" any of the female singles lol).</p>

<p>I'll go to the housing office with you and represent the ladies. haha</p>

<p>I was first on the waitlist for a room in cambridge for this semester and still didn't get in, I was so disappointed. Apparently nobody graduated.</p>

<p>Twisted, call the disabilities coordinator immediately! That is the best idea for you. You guys may be right that there will be singles left, but why take the chance. If you can get a priority before people start choosing on Thursday, you will be way ahead of the game. You will probably need a letter from your doctor saying that due to this or that health condition you cannot be in a roommate situation. Really, don't delay, that is going to make all the difference for you if you can get it done.</p>

<p>I emailed Dr. Segal at the disabilities office, I fear it's too late to call tonight but he is usually fairly prompt by email and I will call if I don't hear by tomorrow morning. Perhaps I should find someone in housing to get in contact with too, I seem to remember discussing disabilities with Doug White over the summer because I have severe enough asthma that I need a building with an elevator and had to avoid being assigned to WQ. I know I'll need to call my doctor tomorrow to ask him if he feels it's appropriate to add accommodation into my paperwork, but I am sure he would, and then get him to fax that to my parents so they can scan it and email it to me so I can turn it in. It would have been in there by now if I'd ever brought this up but since this was my first semester with a roommate so I hadn't. </p>

<p>I'll get on this immediately.</p>

<p>Excellent. The Asthma would get you an air conditioned room - maybe there is a way to turn that into the specific dorm you want? I'm glad you are chasing this down, I hope it works out!</p>

<p>I've sent an email to the housing person in charge of working out disabilities as well as dr segal, and will be making calls tomorrow at lunch to follow up if I don't hear back by then. I have the form for my doctor to fill out ready to fax to him tomorrow and I will request he fax it back the same day once he signs it if at all possible.</p>

<p>I want to go into advocacy for students with disabilities after graduation, this school is giving me ridiculous amounts of practice. I have one hell of a law school application essay brewing.</p>

<p>So how this is going to work is that I will still have to register for housing on Monday, and if there aren't any singles left they may be able to assign me one with documentation.</p>

<p>Which, by the way, would mean they are holding out on singles. But I guess I can't complain.</p>