Rental availabilities are very tight in Stevens Point. Many students choose to live on-campus simply because there are not enough rental properties nearby. Starting early is essential, and by March you definitely want to be on the lookout for a good apartment. If you start later, be prepared to widen your search to the surrounding communities.
Steven's Point is a small town, so remember that every single interview matters. If you happen to make a terrible impression on a landlord, there is a very good chance that word about you and that bad impression could travel to other prospective landlords in the city. Treat every interview as if its your last, just to make sure you get on the good side of the local landlords.
Steven's Point residents are almost all car owners. If you're moving to town, car ownership is definitely worth considering, as it can make transportation much easier. While bicycle or foot travel will work during the summer months, once the Wisconsin winter hits, having a car offers a lot of benefits.
Check out some of the exhibits and events right on campus for the best Steven's Point has to offer. The Museum of Natural History is free to the public. For craft beer enthusiasts, Steven's Point brewery far precedes the recent craft beer craze, and has been in business since 1857.