Alright, so I have decided against finding an apartment during orientation and actually flying out soon to go apartment hunting in the city (curiously, did anyone ever receive information about living in the Towers, because I never received any information; I was using the Hastings website and stumbled across some seemingly important information [checklists, housing] - I feel as though I should've received some sort of "Welcome to Hastings" packet after I sent in my deposit).I'll be armed with my laptop computer, Google Earth, and housingmaps.com, and hopefully I'll be able to find something quickly. Any tips?Quick question to those more familiar than I am: My financial aid -- grants, federal loans, and private loan -- will be deposited into my student account at Hastings. How will I get access to funds to pay for such things as the apartment, food, supplies, books, etc.? A lump sum check at the beginning of the semester, I assume? Therefore my housing deposits will have to be paid for out of pocket?