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Moving to Grad School: Tips from Local Moving Companies

Local moving companies offer some tips on how to make your grad school move as smooth as possible

So you have been accepted to your favored grad program, have your tuition all figured out, and now the excitement may give way to some anxiety. Moving to a new state for grad school can be very stressful with figuring out where you are going to live, how much stuff you can take, and how to get everything there.

Don’t worry though, for you are not alone. Local moving companies like Republic are here to give new grad students some tips on how to make their grad school move an easy experience. Read on for some tips on how to move for grad school.

On-campus or off-campus?

You first need to figure out if you are living on campus or off-campus. Many grad students typically opt to live off-campus, though most grad programs do have on-campus housing options for graduate students. On-campus housing tends to be more convenient as it is closer to campus, but demand is high and space is limited. Off-campus housing, in contrast, offers more freedom and nicer living amenities but may be more expensive and involve a longer commute to classes.

Schedule a Visit

Before moving to any school, you should always schedule a visit first so you can get the lay of the land and consider both on-campus and off-campus housing options. Scheduling a visit early gives you ample time to check out the campus and see if the culture is a good fit for you. You will also have more time to send in housing applications.

Figure Out Employment

If employment is part of your grad school agreement, try to set your employment start date a few weeks before academic orientation. That way you have time to get acclimated to your new work environment and you are not starting the academic year at the same time.

Professional or Self-Move

Another big decision is whether you will move by yourself or hire local moving companies. It is entirely possible to move by yourself, though if you have a lot of stuff, it is recommended to hire a professional moving company.

If you are planning a grad school move, give Republic Moving & Storage a call at 619-317-0163.  Our full-service team of professional movers will assist you at every point of the move.


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