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CMU Housing Crawl delayed due to weather conditions

The CMU Housing Crawl is taking place until Feb. 28.

Due to last week’s inclement weather conditions, the first annual CMU housing crawl has been delayed. 

The housing crawl was originally scheduled to start on Jan. 14 and go through Feb. 28. However, because of last week’s weather conditions, the event was delayed to this week, starting on Monday, Feb. 4. 

This event gives students the opportunity to visit several apartment complexes and housing units in Mount Pleasant. During these visits students will get the chance to interact with the property managers and see rental properties. 

There are 12 different apartment complexes participating in this housing crawl. They include Casa Loma apartments, Lexington Ridge Apartments, Jamestown Apartments, West Campus Village, Deerfield Village, University Meadows, LaBelle Realty, Park Place Apartments, Diamond Duplexes, Olivieri Management, The Forum Apartments and Tallgrass Apartments.

Students will receive a CMU housing crawl passport book after their first visit. After each visit, students will receive a stamp in their book. Students who have a completed book will be entered into a drawing for a $300 visa gift card. The first 50 to complete a passport book will receive a CMU Housing Crawl t-shirt. 

Assistant Director of Student Media Kathy Simon explained this event was put to help the apartment complexes and students find places to live off campus. 

“Apartment complexes are looking for new ideas to generate interest,” Simon said. “They wanted to find something unique and different that would generate some excitement among CMU students to actually come out and actually check out their facilities.” 

Each individual apartment complex has their own leasing offers and signing bonuses going on during this six week event to help draw students to their complex. 

Simon hopes to continue to do this event in future years and wants to see this event expand and add more complexes. 

“We’ve gotten some feedback and learned a lot on what we want to change for next year and make it a little more unique,” Simon said. 

To attend, students must call the apartment complex and set up a meeting time.