US News reports that not all US colleges and universities guarantee campus housing past the freshman year. Here is a short list of things to do. For the full article click here.
1. Start early – if you are on campus now – start looking for next year immediately
2. Team up – share the load with one or more friends – you can cover more ground, it’s safer when you are looking at places and you can share a lot of the responsibility and cost.
3. Be picky – especially when it comes to neighborhood, access to services, distance to campus.
4. Keep calm – most colleges have off campus housing assistance and some of your classmates may already live off-campus. Somebody is bound to graduate and his or her roommates may need a new roommate.