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Wed, May. 6th, 2009, 12:09 pm
starcrossedlove: Move in dates?

I have a couple questions about move in dates/when school starts.

I know that most leases start on September 1 and I was planning on moving in on that date. At first I though that'd be fine because I assumed school wouldn't start until after labor day, but as I've been registering for classes I realized that that is not the case. One class that I'm signing up for starts on September 2nd. Is this correct? I was hoping that I would at least have a couple days to unpack and get situated...

For those of you who are living off campus...when are you moving?

I'm from Colorado and I guess things are done differently here. A lot of apartment complexes are more flexible and they'll let you move in in the middle of the month if you need to and they'll just prorate the rent. So far every place I've asked about in Boston will not allow this. Is that just standard?


Wed, May. 6th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)

I don't know if it's on AARC yet, but I know GSLIS changed all their start days to the following week. Be sure to look at a calendar, and not just the day on AARC--sometimes I've found it lists the date for a completely different day of the week than a class starts (like, it will list the 5/6 for a Monday class, which wouldn't really start until 5/11).

Other than that, I don't really have any advice. You could look for a 8/1 lease, but they're rare. It's doubtful you'll find a place that will let you move in early.

Thu, May. 7th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)

Ooh that is is good to know. I was just going by AARC dates. thanks!

Wed, May. 6th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)

Depends on the people who lives in the apt. before you. Most landlords are okay with you moving in early (although you might have to pay a little more in rent that first month) if the people before you have moved out already. If not, you're SOL.

I did this last year - moved in 9/1 and started classes 9/3 with orientation on 9/2. It was hectic, but it really wasn't that bad. The first couple weeks of classes aren't that bad, generally, that you won't have time to balance classes and getting adjusted to a new city.

Thu, May. 7th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)

That makes me feel better. If other people have done it, then I can too!

I'm trying to be more optimistic. I'm mainly just stressed about moving because it's always such a pain in the ass!

Thu, May. 7th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)

Yeah, you'll be fine, don't worry!

I didn't even have furniture for the first couple days, so if you move with your bed, you'll be a step ahead, haha.