I am soooooooooo glad to hear that y'all have not received anything yet (although it is annoying). I was beginning to get paranoid that maybe I had missed something.
As for Iowa City, I have worked in the city the past three years...it really is a nice place to live. It's very pretty, lots of interesting events for a town its size, and some really good restaurants/coffee shops/bars. Let me know if you have any specific questions!
yeah, I will need about everything. I'm coming from FL and it is just too expensive for me to bring my stuff, plus I have a Queen size bed which is most probably too big for my small room, haha
This is looking like it is going to cost more than I thought, eek.
Charge, Charge, Charge!!
if you live in the university apts then yes, a queen bed will probably be too big it's sad that having my bed fit was the most important thing--i *heart* my bed
I am also going to Iowa.
I have a few questions-
Are there places to buy cheap/second hand furniture?
Does anyone know aprox how much our books are going to cost for our first semester?
Anyone know when we should get our money disbursed?
Just how bad are the uni apts?
our financial aid budget puts books around 2300; i think that's for the year but it could be more. our money will be distributed the first day of classes, NOT the first day of orientation (Aug 14th)--at least this is what the financial aid website said. we aren't able to get our checks early, either.
the university apts, in my opinion, were horrible but it really depends on what you're looking for. the rooms are very small, the apt is tiled and very institutional. they seem to be maintained but they are old--built in the 1960's and not remodeled since. The kitchen cabinets are metal (the ones in the apt i looked at were yellow). you could always get carpet remnants to make the place a bit cosier?? again, really depends on what you're looking for