Opening at Gamma Alpha Graduate Residential Co-op

From: Graduate Student Co-Op <>
Subject: Opening at Gamma Alpha Graduate Residential Co-op
Date: May 12, 2018 at 7:50:33 AM CDT

Dear List Administrator:

Would you kindly circulate the housing notice below to graduate students in your department? Gamma Alpha is a small residential community of graduate students from across the university. We have openings for the summer/fall. Thank you.

Kévin O. Irakóze (Vice-President)
Gamma Alpha Graduate Cooperative

Hello, the Gamma Alpha Graduate Residential Coop has a room opening for July 1st and a couple to-be-finalized openings later in the summer/fall. Some details of life at GA are below. If interested to live with us, please:

(1) Complete and return the application below by May 27th. Please, just copy the questions and reply to each in a plain text email. There is no correct answer as to how much to write. Help us get to know you.

(2) Join our meet-and-greet recruitment on Wednesday, May 30 between from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 5621 S. University Ave.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kévin O. Irakóze (Vice-President)
Gamma Alpha Graduate Co-op


Gamma Alpha is a co-ed residential house of graduate students, from
various countries around the world and various divisions/disciplines
across the Chicago-area Universities. We strive to create a supportive
atmosphere, conducive to completion of grad school. To be eligible to
live in GA, you must be a graduate student, anywhere in Chicagoland.

Our house is a historic, three-story brick mansion across the street
from the University of Chicago Regenstein Library. Residents live in
individual rooms, sharing bathrooms and common spaces; residents also
have individual fridge, freezer, and pantry spaces. Our kitchen is
fully equipped. We share appliances and cookware, but cook and
purchase our food separately.

Rent is between $200 and $300. Washer/dryer, internet, utilities, and
laundry supplies are included. We have a back yard, living room,
kitchen, 2 dining rooms, TV room, bike room, and workshop. Residents
follow a chore schedule, and are required to spend a few hours a month
on general house maintenance.


(1) Your name?

(2) Email?

(3) University?

(4) Degree Program?

(5) Expected Graduation Date?

(6) How many hours could you probably contribute to small house
projects per quarter?

(7) Please tell us about yourself, and why you’d like to live in the house.

(8) Please describe any group-living experience you’ve had.

(9) Please illustrate any skills you have that may be helpful for our house.
(In replying, consider that our house is self-governing and maintained
by residents in most respects.)

(10) If any, please tell us anything else you would like.

Thank you for your time!

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