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The Essentials of a First-class Student Residence

by Upad Residences, May 2, 2012

firstclass This ‘first time away from home’ can be fun, exciting and challenging. Students who have just graduated from high school and are preparing for school for what might be their first year of college dorm life; they probably have a lot of questions and concerns. For many, this will be an entirely new experience and will want to know where to find great deals on student residence essentials.


This ‘first time away from home’ can be fun, exciting and challenging. Students who have just graduated from high school and are preparing for school for what might be their first year of college dorm life; they probably have a lot of questions and concerns. For many, this will be an entirely new experience and will want to know where to find great deals on student residence essentials.

 

Accommodation is one of the most important things you need to sort out. Give yourself enough time to search for an appropriate student residence that is close to your college or university, in good condition and most importantly, safe.

 

Finding the right student residence, deciding who to live with, and figuring out whether you can afford to pay the dorm rates are just some of the issues you need to consider.

 

Make a list of all the student residences that have living potential and contact the number given to book a viewing. Here are a few things to remember before and during the viewing:

 

  • Is the student residence in good condition? Investigate everything – bedrooms, doors, secure windows etc.
  • Is there a fire alarm and extinguisher provided? All student residences should have them.
  • Check out the local area – is it safe? Are there local shops and is there access to public transport?
  • How and when are bills paid?
  • Does the student residence have internet and phone access?
  • Does it have 24/7 security service

Locating an ideal student residence can begin by taking a good look at what are accessible in the vicinity of the college or university where you planned to enroll. In addition, visit student residence web sites to see what room accommodations and amenities are available or read many articles about what to expect and how to handle college dorm life.

 

Your university’s accommodation office will be able to recommend, or even blacklist, dormitories and student residences whose reputation may or may not be suitable.

 

Now you know what you are looking for – so get searching!