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Hi! I'm wondering if anyone can tell me about Grand Forks?  I'll be moving there this August and would like to know about where the best places to live are, things to do, etc.  Any advice you can give would be appreciated.  Thanks!

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Hey, 

I know this is super late, but if any has questions about Grand Forks I could problem answer them. I just graduated from UND and lived there for 5 years. Happy to help with any questions!

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On 1/19/2016 at 9:40 PM, Johnic73 said:

Hey, 

I know this is super late, but if any has questions about Grand Forks I could problem answer them. I just graduated from UND and lived there for 5 years. Happy to help with any questions!

How were you able to cope in the cold weather? How's the internet service? 

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5 hours ago, Ascaris said:

How were you able to cope in the cold weather? How's the internet service? 

In case Johnic isn't around anymore, I did my masters at UND so I'll chime in. 

 

I grew up in the upper Midwest, so the cold wasn't a huge adjustment for me. The University has shuttles that run from one end of campus to the other, and most buildings are connected to their neighbors by tunnels, either above or below ground. The wind is really what gets you, though. Grand Forks is one of the windiest places in the country, which isn't fun during the winter. If your car's engine is old, you might have a bit of trouble getting it to start on very cold mornings. Your apartment may have heaters/hookups for them. My car is a 2010, and I never had any issues. 

 

Midcontinent (Midco) is the cable/internet provider there. I never had an issue with the internet, but the cable would go out every once in a while when it gets windy. 

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12 hours ago, Erac said:

How about part-time employment options for students?

I had an assistantship so I'm not all that familiar with this topic, but check out UND's student employment website: http://und.edu/student-life/careers/student-employment.cfm

 

Since Grand Forks is the largest city for an hour plus in any direction, there's a decent number of employment options. I knew someone who worked at Hugo's (the local grocery chain). There's plenty of bars and restaurants if you have food service experience (or even if you don't). Grand Forks just recently got Lyft (may have Uber now as well), so that's an option since there are lots of drunk students who don't want to walk home in the cold. And there's always on-campus jobs (dining services, library, etc.). 

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On 4/1/2018 at 3:35 AM, 219701865 said:

In case Johnic isn't around anymore, I did my masters at UND so I'll chime in. 

 

I grew up in the upper Midwest, so the cold wasn't a huge adjustment for me. The University has shuttles that run from one end of campus to the other, and most buildings are connected to their neighbors by tunnels, either above or below ground. The wind is really what gets you, though. Grand Forks is one of the windiest places in the country, which isn't fun during the winter. If your car's engine is old, you might have a bit of trouble getting it to start on very cold mornings. Your apartment may have heaters/hookups for them. My car is a 2010, and I never had any issues. 

 

Midcontinent (Midco) is the cable/internet provider there. I never had an issue with the internet, but the cable would go out every once in a while when it gets windy. 

Thank you very much. I got an apartment on campus but I'm not sure if I would need a car. Do you think public transport is enough to cater for my needs? 

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