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Living at UT Arlington has never been better! The new College Park District has so much to offer to Arlington community members and UT Arlington students living both on and off campus. If you live in Vandergriff Hall you’re literally right in the heart of the College Park District with parking garages and retail space just a stone’s throw away.

Grabbing some grub has really never been easier. No matter where you are on campus you can find something delicious, whether it’s your own pizza pie creation at Pie Five Pizza, making your own sandwich at the Connection Cafe or mixing your own flavors of frozen yogurt at Coolberry Frozen Yogurt. Take a look here to look at all the dining options at the College Park District.

Housing Ambassadors at Pie 5

This last week, Pie Five Pizza Co. offered $1 breakfast pies for any person who came in wearing their P.J.s. Some of our very own Housing Ambassadors attended, received their $1 breakfast and enjoyed posing for the Pie Five photo booth. Several students and Arlington community members attended. Here’s a look at some of the other photos from the photo-booth from last week.

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As a college student, you’re already well aware that affording an education can be expensive, that’s why it’s important to save money. Saving money doesn’t just mean keeping your extra money in a savings account and having it sit there, but it means proactively finding new ways to spend less!

Don't break the bank!

Here are a few tips to save money while living on campus at UT Arlington

1: Avoid that daily Starbucks Frappaccino or Caramel Macchiato. Instead, make coffee and flavor it at home, or buy a less expensive coffee from the POD in the University Center.

2: Instead of buying new textbooks, try and find them used at the UT Arlington Bookstore , or borrow them from a friend. Don’t forget about E-Books as they are also a viable option as they are often times more affordable than a used copy of a textbook, however because they are a digital copy there isn’t anything you can sell back at the end of the semester.

3: Attend On Campus University Events! You pay for them as part of your tuition, you might as well attend them. UT Arlington puts on many events throughout each semester. When you live in one of UT Arlington’s residence halls or apartment you have access to the events and programs that your Resident Assistant’s put on . Attending these allows you to save money and most importantly to have fun.

4: Use the UTA Shuttle Service, carpool or ride a bicycle. UT Arlington’s shuttle service will allow you to get from one end of campus to the other without having to walk in the heat or drive your car, carpooling will allow you to have fun with friends while saving gas money and riding a bicycle will help keep you fit and healthy while getting to a destination quicker. UT Arlington even has a student-ran bicycle shop on campus.

Now that you know a few money-saving tips, here’s my experience:

I had to learn how to budget and manage my money as a student who had to transition from living in a residence hall, to moving into an apartment independently. One of the ways you can help better manage your monthly funds is to set your due dates for your monthly-recurring bills to the time of the month that you get paid, that way your bills are taken care of and whatever is left is yours for the month. I really like that I can pay my bills on MyMav and can see exactly what’s owed. If you know how much you receive each month and you know how much you must pay each month then you should know your spending allowance. Learning how to budget money is one of the best skills you can have as a young adult. If you have questions about managing your money you can visit the Student Money Management Center

Housing Ambassador,

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You may have heard the term Housing Ambassador around the UTA campus from time-to-time, but do you know what a Housing Ambassador is? The Housing Ambassadors are a group of outstanding students that serve as liaisons to current and prospective students. They all live on campus in UTA Housing and can help answer questions and familiarize you to our exciting campus life. Not only do Housing Ambassadors share their experiences of living on campus with prospective students and their families, but they lead daily housing tours of our residence halls and apartments, answer housing and dining questions, and help students with the online housing application process.

The Housing Ambassadors are your friendly representatives that will answer any questions you have when you call the UTA Housing Office or attend a presentation about UTA Housing. If you ever have any immediate questions you can call 817-272-2791 and a friendly Housing Ambassador will answer your phone call.

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Welcome to the UTA Housing Ambassadors’ Blog. On here you can find important supplemental information about what is going on in the UTA Housing Office, when important deadlines approach and about some of the experiences of students and Housing Ambassadors living on campus. If you need more detailed information you can visit the UTA Housing Office webpage and take a look at all of the apartments and residence halls that are on campus. Take a look at our UTA Housing and Dining Video.

UT Arlington Housing and Dining

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