anoveldave Posted April 26, 2013 Share Posted April 26, 2013 In trying to make a decision about housing (graduate housing vs. off campus options), I came to factor in the length of leases. For the most part, I think it's safe to say that off campus housing options will require a full year's lease. Of course, there are a lot of month to month and 6 month leases, but I'm selecting the worst case scenario I suppose. On the other hand, graduate housing has the normal year lease, but also provides an academic year lease, which is more or less 9 months. As it seems that many new graduate students are from another location and need to establish residency, I might assume that the shorter option lease doesn't factor in too much when considering graduate housing or off campus. However, I was wondering how people plan to, or have in the past, covered their living expenses when school's not in session. A (PhD student) friend joked that I might have to work in a pizzeria to take care of rent and all, but I'm wondering if that might actually be a reality. I would hope to find teaching positions within my university or nearby community colleges, but I was wondering what others (plan to) do in their first summer, and whether that affects their housing decisions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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