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Q. Where would be a good place to live during the first year of school?
A. While living near the law school does have its advantages—chief among them going home during the day to eat, nap, etc., it is not necessary! Gainesville is not a large city so the commute will not be a burden. You will most likely be unable to go home between classes if you do not live within walking distance because you may lose your parking spot or wake up late and walk to class—those are probably the only disadvantages. We recommend living in a place you enjoy. Also keep in mind that the bus system in Gainesville is fairly extensive to most student living areas and is free with your Gator 1 card. Visit admissions’ housing Web site.
Q. What resources could I use to find roommates before I even visit the school?
A. Try looking online. Some students use Craig’s List or Facebook. Others meet each other at Admitted Student’s Day.
Q. Where is the best place to look for housing near the law school?
A. If you’re looking for a house, drive by different neighborhoods around the law school. For apartments, there are many around 34th street. Other students go towards “Mid-Town” and the main campus, although keep in mind that undergrads keep different hours and schedules than law students.