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EVENTS
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Good Kids Perfomance
7:30 p.m.
Arthur Miller Theatre
Matt Jones Record
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7:30-10 p.m.
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Horror Film Festival
11:59 p.m.
The Michigan Theater
Brahms Recital
7:30 p.m.
Stamps Auditorium
UMSFP's 2014 Harvest
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By BRAD WHIPPLE
Weekend Roundup Editor
Even though it's just the
beginning of October, you
should probably be starting to
think about where you want to
live next year. If you've decided
to leave the dorms, you'll need
to find the off-campus location
best for you - and soon.
Off-campus housing goes
fast, if you couldn't already tell
by how many of your friends are
asking themselves, "Where's
the right place for me?" If you
decide not to start searching
early, you may end up living
in an apartment or house that
doesn't meet your standards.
So as you look for off-campus
housing, keep these tips and
tricks in mind, so that you end
up living comfortably for the
2015-2016 school year.
FIND YOUR ROOMMATES
I highly recommend living
with your friends. Sure, some
websites have a "roommate
expert," but how often do those
sorts of things actually work
out? Next thing you know,
you could be living with a
train-wreck. If you had a bad
roommate while living in the
dorms, I'm sure going into an
apartment blind isn't for you
either.
It's early in the school year,
however, so get a feel for your
friend group and pick from your
closest friends for whom you'd
want to live with for an entire
year. This is the most crucial
step in the process, so take it
slowly and carefully.

ASK FOR SUGGESTIONS
Ifyouknowanyupperclassmen
or students who have previously
lived off campus, ask them where
the best place to live is. They will
provide valuable information
on which places to avoid, which
have the nicest rooms and which
give the most enjoyable living
standard. You may not actually
look into what they tell you, but
it certainly helps to have some
guidance when looking for an
apartment or house.
MAKE USE OF RESOURCES
There are many resources
available online to help look for
housing. Cribspot offers a bird's-
eye view of campus that reveals
all of the locations that are
-leasing. With a price-range slider
on your screen, you can narrow
your options to what's within
your reach financially.
The University of Michigan
also has a website dedicated to
looking for off-campus housing,
and it showcases some of the
most popular living areas on
campus.
Housing Ann Arbor also has a
list of landlords on campus along
with links to their websites,
where you can find floor plans,
pricing and amenities.
ORGANIZE YOUR OPTIONS
Once you begin to look at
off-campus housing options,
narrow down your options to
about- five places. There are a
lot of factors to consider when
choosing off-campus housing,
including:

PRICE
The most important factor in
deciding where to live is price.
Typically, the cheaper you go,
the lesser the quality. However,
there are some places where you
can pay less while living large.
These are rarities, but you may
strike gold.
. SPACE
Look at the floor plan.
Once you've gotten the price
range, find out what the actual
apartments look like. Take into
consideration whether you want
your own room, which will likely
cost you more. Also take a look at
the living room, because if you
ever plan to have company over,
you'll want to avoid a crammed
hangout.
AMENITIES
Find out what is included
with the apartment. Some rents
include paying for utilities (water,
electricity, internet and cable),
which will eliminate the burden
of paying bills on top of your rent.
Other places will avoid slapping
an additional parking pass fee on
you and allow you one for free.
Aside from additional fees,
many apartment complexes
include social amenities: workout
rooms, sun deck, billiards table
and game room, etc. These make
living off campus that much
more enjoyable, but usually come
at a higher cost of living.
LOCATION
Location is everything. You
won't want to be too far from
campus, or else you'll feel
stranded. Live near a bus stop or
academic buildings if possible,
making the trek from class
and back that much easier, and

allowing you to make lunch at
home if needed. It's also nice to
live near restaurants if you don't
feel like cooking. Trust me:you're
going to end up not wanting to
make a full meal.
Warning: If you live next to
Back Room pizza, you will go
broke. One-dollar slices of pizza
three nights a week for two
semesters adds up faster than
you think.

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MAKE A DECISION
With all these things in mind,
it's time to make a decision on
where you want to live. Don't
fret, because it's not as stressful
as everyone makes it out to be.
Once you've made the choice
to live off campus, consult with
your roommates, read the lease
carefully and patiently wait
several months until you can
move in. That's when the real fun
begins.

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By JESSE KLEIN
Weekend Roundup Contributor
Congratulations! You're out
of the dorms and are officially
living on your own. You've
traded in a dining hall for an
oven, Resident Advisors for
landlords and room and board
payments for rent and utilities
checks. While living off campus
has many perks, it also comes
with more responsibility. Living
on your own in college is like
dipping a toe into the ocean of
adulthood. Meals, payments,
safety and cleanliness are now
in your hands. But hey, at least
you can host a pregame without
having to whisper. Here are
some tips to help you in the
transition from dorm life to
house life.
THE KITCHEN
The kitchen will probably be
the biggest topic of debate in any
house. It gets messy easily and
when it is messy, everyone will
be hungry and unhappy. Wipe

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down countertops and cooktops
after every meal. Don't leave
dirty dishes stacked in the sink;
it's gross. If the dishwasher is
too full to cram in your cereal
bowl, that's the hint to switch it
on and wash your bowl by hand.
If the dishes in the machine
are clean, then it's your turn to
empty it out before putting new
dirty dishes in.
NOISE
Thankfully, an RA won't
knock on your door to force
you to turn down the music
on a Saturday night, but Ann
Arbor walls are thin, so your
housemates might. Most
college kids are on completely
different schedules. While you
might be Rick's Ready, your
housemate might have a test
or a cold. Discuss pregame or
parties during the week with
your house, and try to leave at a
relatively reasonable hour. (And
with the line at Skeeps being
what it is these days, that means
around 9:45 anyway.)

OVERNIGHT GUESTS
First of all, here is a high five.
Secondly, if they are staying for
more than one night clear it with
your housemates, especially
if it is a person of the opposite
gender than those in your house.
MONEY
Ask your landlord how he or
she wants rent to be paid. It's a
pain if you and your roommates
must pay rent on one check,
but if this is your situation
then designate one person to
collect everyone's rent a week
or two in advice and then write
a check for the full amount.
Utilities almost always have to
be done this way, so designate
a second person to take charge.
Communal items like toilet
paper, dishwashing liquid and
salt should be rotated between
housemates so everyone pays an
equal amount.
LOCK YOUR DOORS
This one's pretty self-
explanatory.

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