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WINTER, 2007

IN THIS ISSUE

A world unfurled: Undergraduates learn from international studies

Mom and Dad of the Year

Marking midyear milestones

On the road to the White House, candidates come calling

Learning to live with others

Dave Collins : Making marketing matter

Home rule: Residence hall government gives students voice, insight

Why live on campus?

It's time to think about your student's 2008 housing needs

Taking out the trash

Briefs

 


The University of Iowa

Why live on campus? Compare the costs.

On campus

Off campus

Academic year contract (9 months)

Lease (usually 12 months)

Advance payment refunded ($100)

Security deposit
refunded if no damage (up to two months' rent)

Utilities (electricity, gas, water, phone, cable, Internet) included in room rate

Utilities often not included in rent

No utility installation fees (phone, Internet, cable, electricity, gas)

Installation fees for utilities

Free Cambus service

75¢ per bus ride on city bus routes

Laundry in facilities in each building

May require trip to Laundromat

All-you-care-to-eat dining services

Regular trips to the grocery store, daily cooking, dirty dishes

Convenient, close to classes

Commute time likely

RA on floor to answer questions

No live-in help if you have disruptive neighbors

Easy to meet other students

More isolated from campus

Always someone to study with

May not be near other students

Security—Public Safety patrols the buildings at night

No dedicated Public Safety patrol

 

 

 
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