• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

Renting A House

Recently my roommates and I have gone through the process of looking for a house to live in next year. Considering we were waitlisted for on-campus housing a group of 5 of us decided to start searching for a 5-bedroom home.

We started by going through Craigslist everyday looking at places we thought would be good fits. We checked daily for new additions to the website. After a week or so we had about four picked out and so we e-mailed/called and got a hold of the owners. We set up times for a showing and went and checked out the house. By the end of the experience we had considered 12 homes (some being duplexes), we visited probably 8 to get a good idea of what we liked and didn’t like about each. Sometimes it was the location, other times it was crappy interiors, nasty floors, too small of a kitchen, and in one instance there was no washer/dryer provided.

We finally set our eyes on a great priced, 6 bedrooms, 2-bath home, just a few minutes from campus, in a quiet neighborhood with a nice backyard and patio. We added another roommate to make rent even cheaper and we are all excited to move in and in fact just signed our lease today. Although freshman and sophomores are required to live on campus I figured I would put this out there for anyone who is currently waitlisted and is starting to think about living off campus. Trust me its not too late, there are plenty of homes still out there.

Here are a few steps to take that I learned when choosing a home…

1) Ask around – people here on campus may have friends moving out of their home this year, your friend may know people here in town that own homes and are willing to rent

2) Jump on Craigslist – it is a very easy to navigate website and gets you jump started with the whole search

3) Get a handful of options – the more homes you have to look at and compare the better off you are because you can make the best choice for yourself financially and in respect to location and space.

4) Pros and Cons – Make a list of pros and cons of each home so you don’t forget what you liked and didn’t like about each showing.

5) Think realistically – don’t buy a 6-bedroom house if you only have 4 roommates, think of convenience to school, stores, etc.

6) Don’t be Irrational – take your time with this decision, talk it over with your roommates to make sure everyone is on the same page

7) Ask Questions – be sure to ask the owner at the showing questions like how much are utilities, are they included, how are the neighbors, any problems in the past with appliances, etc.

You are paying for it so try and find the one that fits you and your roommates the best! Good luck to anyone that is searching.

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