Best Time to Look for a Place
October, when you want to secure a place the following August. Yes, it sounds crazy, but it is what you have to do if you want a good place around campus, especially in West Campus. If you are looking outside of West Campus, you can wait longer. If you are really brave and want to wait until the last minute, you can sometimes get a great deal by looking for an apartment in July or August right before you need an apartment in mid-August. But you never know what is going to be left over, so it is best to look early and get your lease signed.