One of the big questions this weekend at College & Careers was "where do you live when you are on co-op?"
If you are lucky enough to find a co-op in the Rochester area you say in your campus housing. One of my fellow RA's chooses to co-op every winter/spring so he can live in his residence hall and hang with his freshmen after his work day. A few of my sisters scored Rochester co-ops this summer so they stayed in their regular apartment to avoid move-out day in May.
If you are going to leave the Rochester area you can pay a reduced fee and keep you apartment for when you return... or throw it back to the lottery and let a new student move in.
Fo those of us on co-op out of the area finding housing varies between companies. Some companies have dorm-esq housing for their interns. Others have departments that help students find local housing or suggest places to live. My summer co-op hooked out of town students up with a moving stipend and a stipend towards their monthly bill. My fall company funded my trip out to Buffalo to apartment hunt, and has a similar monthly stipend plan for my monthly bill.
Or, you can always choose to work close to home and live with mom & dad (that's what I did this summer!).
I'm still hunting for my Buffalo apartment...but in honor of the Buffalo Bucket list I bought my future-roomie an apartment warming gift.....
A set of "I love Buffalo" glasses!