University of New Haven Graduate School Open House Housing Session - June 2012
Finding APlace to Live and Getting Around!
Many housing options• Apartment Complexes• Multi Family Homes• Single Family Homes• Condominiums• Rooms for Rent
Start at the UNH Website:www.newhaven.edu/offcampushousing
UNH Housing DatabaseFind it:• Under Student/ Tenant Resources• Search Off- Campus Housing• Open Realty
Website Also Has…..• Fred A. Messore from Colonial Properties, a local realtor to aid you in your search• Listing of two local apartment complexes (Hadley and Wintergreen)• Blackboard Account to look/post a request for roommates
Other places to look:• International Services Office: – Connections of student representatives from many countries that may be able to help• Newspapers: – New Haven Register – West Haven Voice (pick it up for free at ShopRite) – New Haven Advocate• Community Bulletin Boards – Supermarkets (Shoprite, Stop & Shop) – Hospitals
Important Questions To Ask• What is the rent?• Are utilities included in the rent?• How much rent do they require up front?• Do they require a security deposit?• What type of lease (year long, month to month)?• What documentation needed to sign a lease?• If renting a room- what privileges do you have?
Important Things to Look For• Is the street well lit?• Are the neighboring buildings in good shape?• Does the building have a secure lock?• Are there good locks in the apartment (deadbolt)?• Is the apartment clean?• Is there a fire escape or alternate exit?
Other things to consider..• How close is the apartment to UNH?• Can you walk to UNH and is it a safe walk?• Is it near stores (grocery or convenience stores)?• Is it on the bus line (CT Transit)? • Is it a direct bus to UNH or do you have to transfer? • How late does the bus run?
Getting Around … By Bus Connecticut Transit Bus Company• UNH on 2 major bus routes – O Bus- Route 1/Boston Post Rd – B Bus – Campbell Avenue
Getting Around … by TrainUNH shuttle to Union Station – Amtrak- access Northeast Corridor route – Metro North- commuter train to New York City – Shoreline East
Getting Around … by ShuttleUNH Shuttle : – Route 1 up to Milford mall – Downtown New Haven – Downtown West Haven (Regency/Savin Court apartments) – Shuttle schedule available on UNH website
Getting Around… by Car Need a UNH Parking Permit to park a car on campus1. Register online: www.newhaven.edu/parking • Need UNH Login and password2. Pick up permit at Campus Police • Need UNH ID, driver’s license and car registration3. Put permit on front windshield passenger side4. New permit each academic year