Student Life in Off-Campus Housing Directly Across from GVSU

GVSU's campus

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, it’s helpful to once more go over some basic tips for keeping your person and your belongings safe on GVSU's campus. At Meadows Crossing we take the safety of our tenants seriously and believe it’s always good to have a reminder because people who are busy and distracted do not always take every safety measure. And, sadly, not everyone out there is good or trustworthy.

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apartment complex

When it comes time to choose an apartment community, it’s easy to get distracted by the new and shiny and not focus on what really matters for good living. The most important qualities of an apartment community are not always immediately obvious but become apparent after you’ve lived there for some time. Often people will not realize until months after they’ve signed a lease that their living situation isn’t ideal. What does matter in an apartment, then? We’ll go over the advantages that a good apartment has here.

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A closet with organized containers on the shelves

One issue that many apartment dwellers struggle with is a lack of space. This can be especially challenging for the person who has to share an apartment with a number of roommates as the space is divided and divided again until there is nowhere left to put anything. College students have storage needs to accommodate their belongings, but not every apartment complex is capable of meeting those needs.

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Two girls high fiving with empty boxes around them

When GVSU students move into their new apartments or townhomes, they are focused on the immediate and tangible problems of moving: carrying their belongings in, setting up their rooms, finding space for everything, and getting settled. Too often they overlook the very important step of communicating with their roommates the practicalities of how they will share their space. Being proactive right away in establishing rules and boundaries for living together can prevent problems, stress, and anger later on.

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