For my Junior Year I decided to officially move away from off-campus housing. While my housing situation has been a transition to this from living in my dorm in Rodney, to the on campus apartments in the Christiana Towers I don’t think that myself, or my roommates entirely thought through all of the responsibilities with renting out own unit. We knew that we would be responsible for our rent, and furniture but never expected to deal with some of the situations that we had to. From an unsympathetic landlord, paying excessive unforeseen fees for damage, and dealing with the hassle of acquiring large furniture pieces such as couches and storing them has been a bit of a nightmare for us all. While my new place next year is a beautiful, 4 year old condo on Choate Street (just near Klondike Kate’s), a lesson that we learned from our experience thus far is that we should have investigated things more, and spoke with the landlord more about the issues as we would have never rented from them after learning some of their hidden agendas. So all in all, for perspective students if you consider moving off campus for your sophomore year, when you begin to look into apartments in the fall make sure you do your research about your landlord, exact rental unit, and know what you’re getting yourself into so you don’t get yourself into a predicament like we did.