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College Apartment Packing Checklist

College Apartment Packing Checklist

Use this list to ensure you pack all the essentials!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use

21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use

We’ve found all of the stuff a college student could want – at the best prices!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
15 College Dorms with Crazy-Awesome Amenities

15 College Dorms with Crazy-Awesome Amenities

Many of these dorms are more luxury resort hotels than typical college residence halls.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 10, 2014
Live With Your Parents After Graduation?

Live With Your Parents After Graduation?

If you’re thinking about moving back home with your parents after graduation or have already done so, ask yourself this: Do the pros not only outweigh the cons, but substantially so? ...

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published April 21, 2009
The Pros and Cons of Going Greek

The Pros and Cons of Going Greek

You've heard the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s time to explore the idea and form your own opinion.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 21, 2014
Are You the Bad Roommate?

Are You the Bad Roommate?

According to Conan O'Brien, “If you don’t have a weird roommate, you are the weird roommate."

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 12, 2015
Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping

Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping

Learn how to shop smarter so you can save on all your back-to-school shopping!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide to help you through the process, from start to finish.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
Know Your Renter's Rights and Rest Easy

Know Your Renter's Rights and Rest Easy

Don’t lose the security deposit on your apartment or get evicted because you weren’t familiar with your rights and responsibilities. It pays to know your renter’s rights. Your Lease Your lease ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
Dealing with Apartment Damage

Dealing with Apartment Damage

Broken furniture. Outdated appliances. Student rental properties aren't always in the most pristine condition. But that doesn't give you a free pass to walk away if you knock a three-foot hole ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 4, 2008
Deal with Roommate Conflicts

Deal with Roommate Conflicts

The beginning of Laura Maxwell's experience at William Woods University was a little more stressful than she expected - thanks to a messy roommate. Her roommate's closet was a landfill spilling ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2008
Avoid Subletting Nightmares

Avoid Subletting Nightmares

Maybe you can't finish the semester due to an unexpected emergency, or won't stay in town for the summer. But you don't want to pay rent on an empty apartment, so ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 4, 2008
The Reality of Renter's Insurance

The Reality of Renter's Insurance

Your landlord has got you covered if your apartment burns down, right? Wrong. You may not think your stuff is worth a lot, but you may change your mind if you ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories

Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories

Fastwebbers share their roommate horror stories for back to school season.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 4, 2014
Moving Day Misery

Moving Day Misery

Even when everything goes smoothly moving day is stressful. It's even worse when you have to deal with bad weather, a contentious landlord or both. Fastweb users share some of their ...

By Contributing Fastweb members
Published June 5, 2007
Moving to New York!

Moving to New York!

Graduating from college and moving to the big city.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published April 23, 2007
The Grass is Greener on the Other Side of the Quad: Living Off-Campus

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side of the Quad: Living Off-Campus

My friends and I all lived on campus during my first year of college. It was great! I loved having what felt like my own little village of my favorite people. ...

By Ariana Finlayson
Published April 21, 2009
The Forgotten College Student

The Forgotten College Student

Yes, many college students, like you, are technically homeless.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 18, 2013
Coping with a Bad Roommate

Coping with a Bad Roommate

When you're roommate is a nightmare, you can choose to deal with it in different ways. Choose wisely!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 4, 2014
Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

Out of nearly 1,100 ranked colleges that reported room and board costs for the 2013-2014 school year, some schools far surpassed the average rates, making U.S. News and World Report’s most expensive list.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 29, 2013