Gone are the days when college students are required to live in a dorm on campus. Many students often think about living in an apartment or making another living arrangement while they are in college. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you choose not to live in the dorms so that you’ll have a successful year.
A roommate can sometimes make living in off campus student housing at IUPUI a bit easier. You can share the rent and utilities along with taking turns cooking and cleaning. Another benefit of having a roommate is that there’s someone to talk to and someone who you can study with throughout the week.
As a college student living on your own, you should pay attention to the security features inside your apartment as well as in other areas of the property. Consider a gated community so that residents and visitors need a code to enter. A deadbolt lock on the door is an idea to consider if there isn’t one already installed. Check the windows to make sure they are secure and that they lock as well.
Make a Plan
After securing off campus student housing at IUPUI, you want to try to make a weekly plan for what you need to do in school, how much you need to spend for the week and the tasks that you need to do in the apartment. Place the list on a wall where you’ll see it every day so that you don’t get behind.
Learn more about living in a home away from campus by contacting LUX on Capitol.