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Learning the Lease

The Illinois Tenant Union, which is located on the third floor of the Illini Union, offers a variety of services to students who are living in apartments on or off-campus.
October 7, 2014

Like any textbook, reading a lease requires a set of skills to understand its technical language. But all hope is not lost for the lease-illiterate — the University’s Tenant Union provides free services...

New apartment buildings welcome tenants

The outside of Lancaster Apartments at 112 E. Chalmers St. in Champaign.
October 7, 2014

New apartment buildings frequently rise up across the University’s campus. This year was no exception, and new constructions from high rises to luxury apartments began welcoming their first tenants in...

Fluffy pals add comfort to hectic student lives

Matt Christopher, right, shown with his brother, Mitch, owns two cats named Zelda and Navi. He says it’s difficult to find time to take care of the cats while being a student.
October 7, 2014

When looking at the typical college student’s shopping list, one will probably find school supplies and dorm or apartment furniture. Pet food and toys are usually not on the list. Three student pet owners...

Take a pass on these living (un)necessities

Take a pass on these living (un)necessities
October 7, 2014

Animal House Poster? Check. Sixty-inch flat-screen? Check. Plunger? Umm... In the midst of trying to deck out your new college apartment, it’s easy to forget about the essential things you need while...

Fall DIY: Spice up more than your lattes

Gourd candleholders and glitter pumpkins (pictured here) are two relatively inexpensive fall-themed crafts that can add some seasonal flair to your home decor. 
October 7, 2014

When the leaves begin to fall, the outside temperature drops 20 degrees in a night, and stores fill with pumpkins and Halloween costumes, there’s no question that fall has arrived. But aside from all...

Little details that make a huge difference when looking for an apartment

October 7, 2014

For many students, apartment hunting is an unbelievably daunting task, especially when added to the host of obligations they may already be struggling to complete, such as homework assignments, daily quizzes...

Who makes the perfect roommate?

October 7, 2014

Searching for the right roommate can be a stressful and nerve-wracking task that requires a lot of time in order to find a perfect match. And while a roommate does not have to be a best friend, they do...

Candles, pillows create a relaxing space

A fun rug, soft blanket and colorful throw pillows add a cozy and unique personality to this Bromley Hall dorm room. There are easy ways to make your space feel like home.
October 7, 2014

College can be a time of stress and inconsistency. But with a few touch ups to an apartment or dorm room, the place that you return to at the end of a long night out or a day full of exams can become a...

Students en route

Students en route
October 7, 2014

For many students, making the decision to live in a house or apartment can be challenging. Even more intimidating is the prospect of having to commute to campus every day. But just as on-campus living...

Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu explains his duties, responsibilities as an RA

Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu explains his duties, responsibilities as an RA
October 7, 2014

Whether working for University Housing or Private Certified Housing, resident advisers are meant to serve as an authority figure on a floor. But more so than that, they become a community organizer, event...

The pros and cons of living in a Greek chapter house

The pros and cons of living in a Greek chapter house
October 7, 2014

No matter where students decide to live on campus, every living situation comes with benefits and drawbacks. Those pros and cons also follow students who choose to live in their fraternity or sorority...

How to keep the peace when sharing food with roommates

October 7, 2014

Sharing a house or apartment with multiple people can be difficult especially without throwing in other factors — particularly food.  Living on campus for the first time can pose a variety of issues...

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