Most students choose to move off campus after one year of living in the dorms. Luckily, Knoxville provides many different options in terms of price, location, and comfort. In general, it is best to start searching as early as you can. Many of the more popular apartments actually have waiting lists and are difficult for the unprepared to rent from, so be sure to pick up free brochures and apartment guides so you will know the details.
The rules for freshman living arrangements are rather elaborate. Unless you are commuting from a dwelling with a relative, you are required to live in the dorms. Make the best of this by meeting as many people as possible and enjoying your first year. Living in an apartment comes with many responsibilities and expenses, but can be much more enjoyable in later college years.