Valentine’s Day Dates for the College Student Budget

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine’s Day on A Budget Planning Valentine’s Day on a budget may seem like a daunting task, and one that requires a lot of cash. On the contrary, there are options that are still romantic and less expensive that will leave a Valentine’s Day date ending on a beautifully high note. The Greeting Relationships aren’t […]


How You Can Peacefully Share College Apartment Bathrooms

Posted on: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Where bathrooms are concerned, you must have pre-set expectations if you want peace in the apartment. Sit down with your roommates and make a plan for keeping the bathroom area clean. Forge a plan with your roommates Consider going over the following: A cleaning schedule for the bathroom Responsibilities of each roommate Assignment of who […]


College Roommate Tips, Part 5: Throwing a Party in Your College Apartment

Posted on: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome to fall! School’s back in session, cooler weather is here, football is ubiquitous, and (of course) there are parties galore. Do you want to throw a party without your neighbors and roommates hating you? It may be easier than you think! We’ve got some easy tips to help you navigate the tricky waters and […]


College Roommate Tips, Part 4: How to Welcome a New Roommate

Posted on: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It’s important to remember that with a new roommate you will have a new apartment ecosystem. The rules, arrangements, chores, etc. you had set up before won’t work the same way. Don’t assume that your new roomie is the only one that has to change. You need to be open-minded enough to accept new personalities […]


College Roommate Tips, Part 3: Splitting Bills While Staying Friends

Posted on: Friday, August 1, 2014

How can you (fairly) split the bills without upsetting any of your roommates? Talking about money is always a dangerous proposition, but it’s vital that you communicate with your roommates about expectations early so you can avoid arguments based off unspoken assumptions later. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to talk about bills, money, and […]


6 Tips on How to Get Along with Roommates

Posted on: Monday, June 30, 2014

Congratulations, you’ve made it out of the dorms! While dorm life can be fun, being constantly surrounded by people gets old fast. However, just because you’ve moved into a great new apartment doesn’t mean roommate problems suddenly disappear. It takes a lot of work and understanding, but you can figure out how to get along […]


College Roommate Tips, Part 1: Divvying up Refrigerator Space

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Let’s face it; living with people can be hard. No matter how much you get along with your roommate, when two personalities are forced to coexist there’s going to be some friction.  In the first part of our new series on college living, we’re here to give you some roommate tips. First up: creating a […]


Upgrade from Dorm Room Technology to Apartment Media Mecca on the Cheap

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Now that you’ve got your perfect off-campus apartment, it’s time to start focusing on the next priority: becoming the center of all your friends’ dorm room tech envy. Back in the dorm, you could get away with a laptop and friends in high places (read: friends with big TVs and an Xbox One), but now […]


Summer Ideas: Activities for College Students

Posted on: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summer activities and ideas for college students can help you in many ways. Semesters are filled with deadlines, homework, tests, and other stressors. When summer arrives, it gives us a chance to catch our breath. Your University of Michigan student apartments have provided you with fun, unique summer activities and ideas for college students. Explore […]


How to Study at Home: Tips From an Apartment Veteran

Posted on: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Now that Spring Break is over, the semester is in full swing and odds are that you’ve got a big project due very soon. Sure, you could spend the next month in some corner of the library, but that gets old (and lonely) very quickly. Instead, learn how to turn your apartment into a fortress […]


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