So you got into your favored grad program, have tuition all figured out, and even got a teaching fellowship to cover the bills; well done! Now all that is left is to plan your big move and settle into your new local. Unlike moving for undergraduate, grad students usually have more freedom and flexibility in housing options. While some universities have on-campus housing for grad students, the majority of on-campus housing options are reserved for undergraduates.
This is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, off-campus housing tends to be cheaper, but on-campus housing is convenient and more or less stable. If you opt to live, here are some tips from expert moving services to make your grad school move go as smoothly as possible.
As a grad student, you will likely not have much money and won’t be able to afford a very large place. That means you will likely have to downsize. Start by getting rid of inessentials like old clothes and furniture. You can donate old clothes to a local charity and sell any unwanted possessions on the internet. If you are smart about selling old things, you can actually make some money during the moving process.
Most grad programs have their students teach as a way to cover tuition. If you have a teaching fellowship or another job lined up, try to schedule your move at least 3 weeks before class starts. That way you don’t have to get acclimated to work and school at the same time.
Moving is expensive, bottom line. Fortunately, some graduate programs will offer students a moving stipend to cover moving expenses. See if your program offers moving reimbursement so you can hire expert moving services without the hit to your wallet.
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