• AMA with Certified Student Loan Professional

    Join SDN on December 7th at 6:00 PM Eastern as we host Andrew Paulson of StudentLoanAdvice.com for an AMA webinar. He'll be answering your questions about how to best manage your student loans. Register now!

When to move in to med school apartment?

Efflorescence

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Nov 4, 2015
76
93
  1. Medical Student (Accepted)
    I'm starting medical school in July. My brother currently lives in the city where my school is, so we are planning on getting an apartment together. The problem? His current lease is up July 31; the first day of my orientation is July 25. He really does not want to have any overlap between his leases because housing is fairly expensive in this city. I don't really blame him.

    My brother is trying to work with his current apartment complex so he can move out earlier in July. However, he thinks it would be fine if we move in to our new place the weekend between my orientation ending and school starting.

    I'm wary of moving in the weekend before class starts, but moving in early might be a luxury. How important is it to get moved in before orientation? My brother has offered to let me stay with him in his old place during orientation. Also, I my parents' house is only ~45 minutes away. That makes it easier, but I don't want to be overloaded with class while I'm still trying to get my bearings.

    Thank you for your opinions!
     

    futuremdforme

    Full Member
    7+ Year Member
    May 12, 2013
    887
    845
    1. Non-Student
      I had to move after orientation. It wasn't ideal but in the end it was fine. You might even find someone in the class who can put you up for the week (pay them obviously! With food/beer if nothing else) or you can do airbnb or a sublet. When you find an apartment, you might find one that lets you move in a week early at no cost (or cheap enough that it's worth it for you to pay for the earlier move.) Don't worry about it, it will work out!
       

      Pacna

      Dyslexics, untie!
      7+ Year Member
      Jun 2, 2013
      2,001
      2,344
      MN
      1. Medical Student
        It's much less of a deal than it feels like. Just be there for orientation, and complain to everyone about living out of your car for a week.
         
        • Like
        Reactions: 1 users
        About the Ads

        Tintinnabula

        Bolts O'Fabric
        7+ Year Member
        Feb 2, 2011
        233
        206
        where the belles ring out
        1. Medical Student
          Due to financial aid release and various other timings (family, kids, a wreck, moving out of our house and making sure it was okay for my mom and stepdad to move into, disposition of livestock, etc.), we moved into our rental house the Thursday before Orientation, which was on the following Monday. I resolved to caution anyone who asked your question that if you can avoid this, I recommend it and I really would consider a small bank loan or asking family for financial help through this spot before trying it after classes start. Nothing like combining the exhaustion of moving with the exhaustion of adjusting to a new schedule plus all the crazy extras involved in Orientation/Orientation Week and orienting yourself to a new campus and a new city while also preparing for classes to come. We had our White Coat Ball the Friday at the end of the orientation week but I was in bed and asleep by 7:30.

          If you're just between a rock and a hard place that's how it goes and I know it, but I wish you better luck in this than I had.
           

          tick_tock400

          Full Member
          5+ Year Member
          Sep 19, 2014
          201
          139
          1. Medical Student
            ^I think you're going to be fine likely. I wouldn't worry too much about it, but I get where you're coming from. I think things at the beginning just go a lot slower than things later do, looking back at my first year of medical school. A lot of basic bio information first 6 weeks during my med school career at least.
             

            ACSurgeon

            Acute Care Surgeon
            10+ Year Member
            Jun 8, 2008
            2,264
            3,129
            1. Attending Physician
              Due to financial aid release and various other timings (family, kids, a wreck, moving out of our house and making sure it was okay for my mom and stepdad to move into, disposition of livestock, etc.), we moved into our rental house the Thursday before Orientation, which was on the following Monday. I resolved to caution anyone who asked your question that if you can avoid this, I recommend it and I really would consider a small bank loan or asking family for financial help through this spot before trying it after classes start. Nothing like combining the exhaustion of moving with the exhaustion of adjusting to a new schedule plus all the crazy extras involved in Orientation/Orientation Week and orienting yourself to a new campus and a new city while also preparing for classes to come. We had our White Coat Ball the Friday at the end of the orientation week but I was in bed and asleep by 7:30.

              If you're just between a rock and a hard place that's how it goes and I know it, but I wish you better luck in this than I had.

              Doesn't sound like the OP is moving with a family. Makes a huge difference when you just have your clothes/desk to move and minor furniture compared to moving with kids etc. Yea, wouldn't be my first choice to move in two days before, but should be fine.
               
              About the Ads
              This thread is more than 5 years old.

              Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

              1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
              2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
              3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
              4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
              5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
              6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
              7. This thread is locked.