BlueDiamond wrote:HWS08 wrote:BlueDiamond wrote:Perch wrote:anyone know when first tuition payment is due?
from everything I have seen it is due by August 10th
That's what I have seen too.
I also have a lease that starts Sept. 1. Hopefully the current residents will decide to move out by the 26th or 27th; otherwise I might just wait until Labor Day weekend to move in because I don't really want to add one more thing to worry about during those first few days of classes.
same here... I feel like the school did a pretty crappy job with the scheduling.. other than people who live in Boston already i haven't heard of anyone who has had an easy time finding something before Sept. 1.. moving in on the first day of real classes sounds like hell
It has been this way since I started in 2005. The issue is that the school can't really wait until after Sept. 1st because it is a tight school calendar. If memory serves me right, there a few if any "days off" during the fall and unless you want to have exams literally on Christmas Eve, then they have to start the school year when they do.
The real issue is the insistence by landlords of a Sept. 1 move-in date. If you are really concerned about it, you should attempt to contact the current tenants of the place you rent and see if you can negotiate to have them move out early. I would imagine that if you offered some cash up front, they would be willing to move out early. You'll want to run this by the landlord so that they can get the place cleaned in time, but it is a possibility.
A fair warning to all, Sept. 1st in Boston is absolute chaos. Everyone is moving. If you need a moving van, you better reserve it asap. Another option to move your belongings the weekend after. I showed up in August with two suitcases (mostly clothes) and my belongings came about 5 days after I started classes. I bought an air mattress for the first few nights and it wasn't that uncomfortable. Plus, while you are going to be nervous on day 1, most professors aren't assigning hundreds and hundreds of pages during the first week. In fact, most professors take it pretty slow at first and then slowly ramp up after a few weeks of classes.