Berkeley Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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afjag09
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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby afjag09 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:11 pm

IzziesGal wrote:Anyone else *still* unable to complete the dummy registration process??


I registered about a minute ago. Maybe the system is just really busy?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:15 pm

Ya, the connection timed out the first time I tried to register but then I got through.

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IzziesGal
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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:13 pm

Thanks, guys. I kept getting these weird error messages, but finally got through.

Oh, and can I say that the Whole Foods in Oakland is a complete dream come true?!? :D

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:32 pm

Arrived this afternoon. Registered for the fake class. Did a little shopping for move in essentials and took the dog to the dog park. All in all a great day. The only downer, our moving truck called and he's broken down in Utah. Hopefully it'll be a quick fix!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby lsatbobby » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:42 pm

Rotor wrote:Arrived this afternoon. Registered for the fake class. Did a little shopping for move in essentials and took the dog to the dog park. All in all a great day. The only downer, our moving truck called and he's broken down in Utah. Hopefully it'll be a quick fix!


Make sure to eat a nutella crepe (or two) for me :(

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:45 am

Okay everyone. Sorry for the delay in information. I just moved in finally to Oakland. Spent the last few days with in-laws in Sacramento because my wife was sick. So the Boalt 1L Potluck will be this coming Sunday Aug 9 at 4pm at my apartment in Lake Merritt.

2122 Lakeshore Ave #206
Oakland, CA 94606

My wife and I will be putting some plates together, but we would love it if those attending could bring drinks or a small dish/finger food. There is parking on the streets behind the apartment. There is also a bart station at Lake Merritt that is probably a 1/2 mile walk.

Hope to see some of you there!

Call me if you have questions 707.761.2952. My name is Jonah for those of you who don't know.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:14 pm

Sorry I can't make it tonight, looking forward to meeting you all soon!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby worldtraveler » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:47 pm

I can't make it tonight but I will be at the thing on Sunday. Have fun everybody!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:52 pm

oh my god! i just got an email. i am one of the recipients for the California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship!!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:05 pm

I won't be there tonight either. You guys have fun.
unionorganizer02 wrote:oh my god! i just got an email. i am one of the recipients for the California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship!!

Wow! Congrats, man! This is good stuff. This will make the Sunday potluck even merrier. I will try to be there but just in case I don't make it, have a blast!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby truevines » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:35 pm

truevines wrote:A few questions about the tuition bill:
When will the law grant be deducted from my cars bill?
I just got a cars bill of 24,076.25 and obviously the law grant was not deducted.
Do I pay the full price and get the money back later?
By the way, I've never been able to view my grant offer letter. It's never available.
Could someone share his/her experience?
Thanks.


I called the financial aid office today.
The lady told me that the law grant will be applied on the 9th.
See y'all next week.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:56 pm

Anyone heard about this concert in SF yet???

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:48 am

IzziesGal wrote:Anyone heard about this concert in SF yet???

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Ooh, Saturday sounds awesome. :)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:53 am

Anyone going to be around campus tomorrow AM?

Also, any other social events get planned during the weekend get-togethers that I missed?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:41 am

Rotor wrote:Anyone going to be around campus tomorrow AM?

Also, any other social events get planned during the weekend get-togethers that I missed?


I need to turn in some VA forms at the Registrar in Sproul Hall today.

....AND I also wanted to take some pics of campus for my family before tons of students descend upon campus. The less people I look like a total weirdo in front of, the better. :D
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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:42 am

zabagabe wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:Anyone heard about this concert in SF yet???

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Ooh, Saturday sounds awesome. :)


Totally all about Friday...but at $90 a pop, I think I'll have to live vicariously through all of the people NOT living off massive student loans. :D

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby JackBauer » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:52 am

Hi Guys,

I'm a 2L. I was supposed to move in with another 2L this year but I just found out my gf is returning from study abroad early so I can't.

My friend is now looking for a roommate. He's a chill guy and has a cat. The place is $1250 with two parking spaces on bonita and cedar. Hardwood floors, next door to andronico's (an expensive supermarket). A block way from safeway (a less expensive supermarket).

Email me if you are interested: strong.cowboy@gmail.com.

Thanks

-Allen

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:04 pm

I need to turn in some VA forms at the Registrar in Sproul Hall today.


That's the main reason I'm in too. Just went by and there are more forms to fill out (not to mention he needed copies of things I had faxed twice before. :?

PMd you too

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:18 pm

Anyone know if we need to get cars "inspected" out here, or if the smog test is the only thing needed? The 76 station on 7th and University did my smog check for only $50....with free retake if the car fails. It's the cheapest I've found so far!

Oh, and Rotor, I responded to your PM!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby ftsaf » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:04 pm

For those doing VA stuff, I'm a little late to the game and just submitted my online app for the new GI BILL (converting remaining chapter 30 to 33). Do you guys know what the turn around time is for processing? Any insight is appreciated.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby afjag09 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:30 pm

ftsaf wrote:For those doing VA stuff, I'm a little late to the game and just submitted my online app for the new GI BILL (converting remaining chapter 30 to 33). Do you guys know what the turn around time is for processing? Any insight is appreciated.


Not quite the same process as you, but I applied to have my father's benefits transferred to me at the beginning of July and received approval from the AF last week. Since then, the VA has told us it could take up to six additional weeks for them to approve our application.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:43 pm

ftsaf wrote:For those doing VA stuff, I'm a little late to the game and just submitted my online app for the new GI BILL (converting remaining chapter 30 to 33). Do you guys know what the turn around time is for processing? Any insight is appreciated.


There was a snag originally with the new Chap 33 benefits because the state of California refers to tuition as "fees." The VA was operating under the assumption that there was no tuition, and that it therefore didn't have to pay out the full benefits under Chap 33 (if I am doing a bad job of explaining this, someone else can feel free to chime in). As of this week, the issue has been resolved and the freeze on filing new claims and certifying students has ended.

You will have to see Michael Cooper in Sproul Hall at the Registrar's office with your VA forms and your DD214. He will then give you about 3 -4 more forms to fill out, including one that must be signed by Candi Gester at the law school's finaid office.

He said he is putting my claim in today or tomorrow, and the turnaround time should be relatively soon!!! I wasn't given an exact date....but that seems to be the norm on campus. Hope this helps some. :D

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby ftsaf » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:12 pm

Awesome. Thanks for the info. Do you know by chance the amount that was settled on to pay out for tuition?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby emilybeth » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:22 am

hey IzziesGal, you need just the smog test for the DMV stuff -- I just got my plates today, and all I did was the smog check. Definitely, definitely, definitely make an appointment. It will save you literally hours of waiting around. Good luck, I almost got into a fistfight at the DMV today :/ Something about that environment breeds hostility. See you all on Thursday :P

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:38 am

IzziesGal wrote:
ftsaf wrote:For those doing VA stuff, I'm a little late to the game and just submitted my online app for the new GI BILL (converting remaining chapter 30 to 33). Do you guys know what the turn around time is for processing? Any insight is appreciated.


There was a snag originally with the new Chap 33 benefits because the state of California refers to tuition as "fees." The VA was operating under the assumption that there was no tuition, and that it therefore didn't have to pay out the full benefits under Chap 33 (if I am doing a bad job of explaining this, someone else can feel free to chime in). As of this week, the issue has been resolved and the freeze on filing new claims and certifying students has ended.

You will have to see Michael Cooper in Sproul Hall at the Registrar's office with your VA forms and your DD214. He will then give you about 3 -4 more forms to fill out, including one that must be signed by Candi Gester at the law school's finaid office.

He said he is putting my claim in today or tomorrow, and the turnaround time should be relatively soon!!! I wasn't given an exact date....but that seems to be the norm on campus. Hope this helps some. :D

Only it's not Candi. I went and saw her today (after Michael sent me there) and that's Registrar business, not FinAid. Nancy at the Registrar's office said we wouldn't get them signed until we register on Thursday(otherwise, we run the risk of being certified for only 6 hours for "Law 205"-- rather than the 15-16 we'll really be taking).




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