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The 5 Instagram Accounts You Have To Follow If You Go To UVA

The Rotunda at the University of Virginia (Flickr)

The Rotunda at the University of Virginia (Flickr)

1. @wahoofood

Looking to break up a newsfeed of girls in pearls and guys in ties with some wahoo-approved food pics? Look no further—wahoofood is sure to satisfy your deepest cravings. This student-run account devotes itself to posting pictures of the best treats that UVA and Charlottesville have to offer. From glamorous shots of Bodo’s bagels to scrumptious snaps of gooey Christian’s pizza, @wahoofood knows how to make your mouth water. You’ll find pictures of tried-and-true favorites right alongside some brand new creations and locations you’ll be dying to try. And when you do, be sure to submit your best shots to the account—hoo knows, your food might be featured next!

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9 Reasons You Know You Went To UVA

Lock and cheese from Bodo's. Yum. (Flickr)

Lock and cheese from Bodo’s. Yum. (Flickr)

1. You know your Bodo’s order by heart. Bodo’s is near and dear to every UVA student’s heart. This legendary bagel spot is the place many students miss the most when they go home for break. Their bagels are perfect for an on-the-go snack, and their food is some of the cheapest on the Corner. It’s no wonder that everyone craves a delicious Bodo’s bagel. Sometimes, if you wake up early enough, you will see a line of students outside the door participating in a classic UVA tradition–they are waiting to get the #1 ticket in line. Getting the #1 ticket gives you unlimited bragging rights! Continue reading

When should you look for a Charlottesville apartment near UVA?

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Undergraduate Students

As we approach the upcoming fall semester, the search for housing at the University of Virginia begins. With a peak number of off-grounds housing searches starting in September, it’s best to start looking immediately after summer vacation.

The highest number of searches range from September to October before plummeting in activity by over 50% in November. Therefore, it’s important to start your search early this year in order to secure proper housing for next year, especially if you’re looking for an apartment or house in Charlottesville with enough bedrooms for three or four friends.

Therefore, it’s important to start your search early this year in order to secure proper housing for next year, especially if you’re looking for an Charlottesville apartment with enough bedrooms for three or four friends.

Houses and apartments with higher bedroom counts almost always get leased up first. So act fast. Continue reading

6 Top Rated Charlottesville Landlords: Virginia Off-Grounds Housing

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When you attend a school that looks this beautiful, you deserve to go home to a nice place too. (Flckr)

Like moths to one of those excruciating bug zappers, it seems like students can’t help but be lured into a lease by the glimmer of a discounted security deposit and some stale doughnuts at the front of a rental office—free food gets us every time. But free stuff doesn’t always equate to a smart long-term decision when it comes to UVA off-grounds housing.

11 months down the line, you learn that you will not be receiving a dime of that “discounted” security deposit (though you’re pretty sure you left the place spotless), and those doughnuts hardly seem worth it anymore. If it’s happened to you, there’s a good chance it’s probably happened to someone else, and what better way to avoid the mistakes of our peers than by reading their hard-hitting testimonies online. Continue reading