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WINTER 2004-05
Volume 48, Number 2


Learning about service, 10,000 hours at a time

Getting off the parental payroll: Career Center director advises parents to stay engaged in the job hunt

It's all Greek to me: Fraternities, sororities provide leadership opportunities, lifelong friendships

Welcome your student back to the nest: A letter from Parents Association President Jim Fruin

More than mental muscle: UI students take advantage of campus resources to maintain healthy lifestyles

Table for 1,800, please: New Burge Market Place takes food service to the next level

Considering biotech? Consider Iowa

Why live on campus? Compare the costs

Residence hall self-assignment

Mom and Dad of the Year recognized on behalf of all Iowa parents

October showers bring Hawkeye followers

Parent Times Briefs

Important Dates

University Calendar


The University of Iowa

Why Live on Campus? Compare the Costs

On Campus

  • Academic year contract (9 months)
  • Advance payment refunded ($50)
  • Utilities included in room rate
  • No utility installation fees
  • (phone, Internet, cable, electricity, gas)
  • Free Cambus service
  • Laundry in each building–$1.50 to wash, drying is free
  • No grocery shopping, cooking, or washing dishes
  • Convenient, close to classes
  • Meet people
  • RA on floor to answer questions
  • Always someone to study with


Off Campus

  • 12-month lease ($300-950/month rent)
  • Security deposit ($300-$1,000)
  • $197/month for phone, cable, Internet, electricity, heat
  • $120 installation fees for utilities
  • $.75 per bus ride
  • Must go to Laundromat, $1.50 to wash, $1.50 to dry
  • Regular trips to the grocery store, daily cooking, dirty dishes
  • Commute time
  • No help if you have disruptive neighbors

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