Local Information: Helpful Links for New Washingtonians!
Moving to a new area can be fun yet stressful, especially for recent grads.
To help alumni moving to the area, we’ve put together the following list of ways to find apartments and roommates, to get around D.C., and other important information. Feel free to start here: Moving to Washington, DC Wiki
Of course, if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected], or post a question on our Facebook page.
FINDING SOMEWHERE TO LIVE (AND PEOPLE TO LIVE WITH)
FINDING A JOB
Washington Post Jobs
Idealist.org – Mostly Non-profit Jobs
Roll Call Jobs – Capitol Hill and Political Jobs
Brad Traverse Jobs – Capitol Hill and Political Jobs
University of Michigan Alumni Association LinkedIn Group
The Washington, D.C. area has great public transportation. Check out the links below for help in getting around!
WMATA (Metrobus and trains)
The D.C. Circulator
ART (Arlington Transit)
Ride-On (Montgomery County, MD)
MARC Train (Maryland, DC to Baltimore)
Other ways to get around:
Make sure to download the following iPhone/Android apps:
DC Metro Transit-Free
Parkmobile (pay parking meters via phone)
Have a car?
You must register and title it where you live (unless you have a military, student, or other exemption). Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia all impose fines if you fail to do this within the specified deadline. Check the following sites for information on your specific jurisdiction:
Virginia (deadline: 30 days)
District of Columbia (deadline: 30 days)
D.C. Reciprocity permit for students, military, or Capitol Hill staff
Maryland (deadline: 60 days)
THINGS TO DO
Washington Post Going Out Guide
Visit My Baltimore
GET SOCIAL: CONNECT WITH OTHER ALUMNI
Do you know of a link helpful to fellow alums relocating to D.C.? If so, please share it with us at [email protected].