The Housing Games
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The Housing Games

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The Housing Games
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Is it really that time of the year again already? Yeah, it's already time to register for housing. Some would even go to say that finding housing is comparable to the "Hunger Games." Housing registration isn't only and time-consuming and annoying, but it also takes over your life. It also serves as a little reminder that finals and summer are right around the corner. I think we can all agree that registering for housing is one of the most difficult tasks us college students must take on. Do you want to live on campus? Off campus? Who will your roommates be? Whether we like it or not, these big questions all must be answered in a very short period of time.

Whether you want to live with the same roommates or find new ones, it can be quite stressful. There is nobody holding your hand to tell you everything is going to be okay; this is real life. On campus housing fills up really fast and off campus housing is an extremely time consuming and difficult process. Zillow can either be your best friend, or in some cases, your worst enemy. If you are a college student who has previously gone through the process of searching for on and off campus housing, you will be able to relate to some of these struggles. If you are currently a college student that is on the hunt for a new place to live you can and will most likely experience a few of these moments during your search! Good luck!

When you go on Zillow and find nothing in your price range.

When you frantically message a bunch of people on Facebook asking what their housing plans are.

When you discover that nobody else has housing plans either, and you aren't alone.

When your friends all have housing plans already and you have no idea what you are doing.

When the landlord of the house you want notifies you that they are "going in another direction" and picking another group of people to live in the house.

When you don't get the dorm you wanted during housing registration.

When your friends all brag about how excited they are about their future roommates and your still stuck searching on Zillow.

When you finally find a solid group of roommates.

And a place to live with them.

When your housing problems are finally solved and life can resume.

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