naruhodo wrote:Did anyone else on TLS attend the Student Life Q&A? I signed in late, but I was interested in hearing what the panel said in response to the first question: "What is the time frame for getting the best housing; where/when did you look, what should be done in this respect on admit program?"
I'm particularly worried because I'll be abroad until July without any return trips to the U.S. Did the panel speak to whether finding a place in July/August is too late?
July/August may not be too late, but it might mean you'll need to do a bit more hunting to get high-quality places...and if you're looking for a 1BR in a prime building downtown, it might be too late. The largest buildings downtown are accepting people onto their waitlists now (and may already sign leases, since they generally know there will be a good amount of turnover); on the whole, the smaller buildings or privately owned homes lease later on (May, June) or maybe as late as July or August.
It depends what you count as the "best" housing - but the short answer is that there is always housing available, even up until July/August. If you're not too picky, you might end up finding a great plate that late, too, but you never know.