Apartment Life

While dorm life is super fun and the food is unbelievably delicious, many UCLA students move into the nearby Westwood apartments by their junior or senior year. The apartments that students move into are also very close to campus, just behind the dorms. They’re usually a bit cheaper than dorming, and almost everyone living next…

Apartment Decorations

The largest wall in my living room is, at the moment, pretty naked. During the summer I had hung up two large banners my roommate had swiped from a UCLA Catering event that had pictures of green food on them and advertised a patio dining space for (what was probably) a fictional tennis club. I…

Sprouts Superiority

  Slowly but surely I am becoming good at feeding myself. Eating in the dorms was (perhaps surprisingly) very complex. The decision of where to grab lunch on the Hill almost always involved a series a calculations that included things like the number of stairs on the way to the dining hall, salad bar choices,…

Apartment Life

The dorm experience was one of my favorite parts of freshman year, but eventually bruins feel the need to spread their wings and venture into the intimidating world of apartments. UCLA freshman are guaranteed three years of on campus housing, but many chose to move after their second or third year to apartments off campus….

Princeton Ly – Apartment Hunting Part II

I know what a daunting thing it is to start looking for off-campus housing. As I mentioned in a previous post, the earlier you look for apartments, the easier it will be for you. There are many, many factors to consider. How much can I afford? Who will I live with? How far away is…

Apartment Hunting in Westwood

As much as I love living in the dorms, I think it is time for a change. That is why my friends and I decided that we are going to move to an apartment next year. I have loved living in the dorms the last two years and I know I will miss it, but…

Princeton Ly – Apartment Hunting

  Finals aside, one of the things you should be thinking about as a UCLA student is where you’re going to be living next year, and with who. The dorms are of course a great option, especially if you’re just a first year this year. I’ll tell you right now, having food at the swipe…

To the Estate! (sale…..)

If you don’t remember a certain post I posted a long time ago, I shall refresh your memory as to what it entailed. “Gypsy Living”, told the wonderful tale of a college student’s quest for buying apartment essentials at a reasonable cost. For most college students, moving into a new home seems like the day…

Moving into Westwood Village North

This past weekend, I moved into Westwood Village North, where a cluster of apartments have been in the area for some time now, to serve UCLA students who typically move out of the dorms after their second or third undergraduate year.  At UCLA, we don’t have to worry about moving off campus right away (some friends…

For Freshmen: Getting to Know your Roommates AFTER Move In

I recently wrote a blog about getting to know your roommates BEFORE you actually live with them. Now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get into the topics you deal with AFTER you move in and start living with your roommates. There is a saying that goes “You don’t really know a person until you…

For Freshmen: Getting to Know your Roommates before Move In

As incoming Freshmen, the one thing that most intrigues us about going away for college is the living ‘in’ college part. Before moving into UCLA, I loved filling out my housing application and inputting my living preferences, etc.  I submitted my application, paid the fee, and waited patiently to receive my housing offer letter. The…

Gypsy Living

  Now there comes a point in each of our lives when we are labeled something by others. Sometimes it can be good, sometimes it can be bad, and sometimes it can be just plain true. All three of those elements have been smashed into one marvelous label that I take with a grain of…