Harvard Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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pinkflamingo
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby pinkflamingo » Mon May 04, 2009 3:25 pm

iagolives wrote:
Cleareyes wrote:
mallard wrote:Will anybody else be having their parents help them move in? I feel a little silly, but they offered and it'll be much easier that way.


My Stepdad will be driving me and my stuff up. I don't see what's silly about it. I think borrowing money to pay professional movers seems like an extravagance and it's a bit of an imposition to ask friends.


+1

Besides, my parents would actually be rather hurt if I asked them not to.


Agreed. Free moving help + happy parents who feel involved in my life.

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mallard
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby mallard » Mon May 04, 2009 3:34 pm

Solid. Thanks, guys! :D

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby packergirl13 » Mon May 04, 2009 6:27 pm

Anybody getting an apt with a lease that starts Sep 1? What the heck are you going to do about the week prior?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Cleareyes » Mon May 04, 2009 6:29 pm

packergirl13 wrote:Anybody getting an apt with a lease that starts Sep 1? What the heck are you going to do about the week prior?


No. And this seems like a bad plan. You could stay at a hotel for a week if you had to, or with friends if you have any in the area, but I wouldn 't want to move in after school had started.

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Objection
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon May 04, 2009 6:47 pm

I'm finding a lot of apts with June and July lease dates. I wonder if those dates are negotiable. I found a sweet 2 bedroom/2 bathroom right across the street from the law school for $2200/month ($1100/month per person). Some furnishings also. But the lease starts in June and utilities aren't included.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Mon May 04, 2009 7:04 pm

yea i've run into the same dilemma
i dont really want to do july and pay for a month when i wont be there, theres only a handful og augusts and september = at least a week in a hotel...that kind of adds up. not sure what i'll do...

packergirl13
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby packergirl13 » Mon May 04, 2009 7:15 pm

That's why I'm in this position--can't really afford to pay a lease for June, July, and August when I can't come up until mid-August anyway. Ugh! Maybe a bunch of us could camp out outside Austin?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Krswmact » Mon May 04, 2009 10:04 pm

I believe most boston rentals work with a 60 day notification necessary to end a lease. So for August leases, the person wouldn't have to notify the building/owner until june. so hopefully for you guys, more august lease places will start popping up in the next few weeks.

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bgc
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby bgc » Mon May 04, 2009 10:11 pm

To echo what was just said, around this time of year, you see places for June, July, and September. August will come around but will take a little longer.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby ohmslaw » Tue May 05, 2009 1:27 am

Do you guys know if you are required to withdraw from other schools' waitlists when you submit your seat deposit?
If you decide to ride out the waitlist, are there any repercussions (rescinded offer, etc.)?

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mallard
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby mallard » Tue May 05, 2009 1:29 am

Of course not.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby sluggo » Tue May 05, 2009 4:01 am

Protip: avoid paying a broker's fee if at all possible by trying to rent directly from the owner, and if you have to use a company that's trying to charge a full or half fee, you might be able to negotiate it down. I almost got a place when I was there at the ASW and had it down from a full to a half fee, but even then it still kinda feels like a rip...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Tue May 05, 2009 9:38 am

I kind of want to Facebook friend Toby Stock.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue May 05, 2009 10:39 am

packergirl13 wrote:Anybody getting an apt with a lease that starts Sep 1? What the heck are you going to do about the week prior?


I am, going to crash with friends for the last week. will be a little hectic but i'd prefer not to pay rent for an extra month and having a sept lease will make it easier to sublet for the summer...

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FrenchiePatootie
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Tue May 05, 2009 11:55 am

QUESTION
I've never rented before and I'm filling out an apt application.
Is it customary to provide your checking and credit account number?

meesawoosa
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby meesawoosa » Tue May 05, 2009 2:46 pm

the last apartment i rented, there were fields for that on the form, but the landlord specifically told me i didn't need to include the complete number. also, i provided a copy of my checking account statement as proof of income/to show i had money to make rent, and i blacked out my account number on there.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby kammysay504 » Tue May 05, 2009 6:20 pm

Since I was admitted late in the cycle, I had to fill out my housing application later than the due date. I called the office and they said they would take care to assign me a lottery number along with the rest of on-time applicants, but I haven't received on yet. Have all of them gone out already? /Should I call again to remind them, or are people getting them all this week?

Thanks!

Krswmact
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Krswmact » Wed May 06, 2009 4:00 pm

I have not received my lotto for dorm housing yet if that is what you are referring to. Lottery numbers for affiliated apartments have gone out.

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joschmo
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby joschmo » Thu May 07, 2009 5:06 pm

Dorm Lottery Number = 163

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treple
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby treple » Thu May 07, 2009 5:07 pm

269. FML.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby meesawoosa » Thu May 07, 2009 5:07 pm

got mine as well! not super great, but i get to choose that first day, so that's nice.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Thu May 07, 2009 6:09 pm

160 for dorms. 7th window for HRES.

My luck is mediocre at best.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby duncan999 » Thu May 07, 2009 6:12 pm

I got a decent dorm number and am looking to live in Gropious. I am debating between Shaw 2 and Dane 1 because they are both co-ed with male bathrooms and kitchens. Has anybody seen either of these floors/have any advice?

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mallard
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby mallard » Thu May 07, 2009 6:29 pm

I was in the 220s. Just low enough to be on the waitlist.

I really wanted to be in a dorm.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby lsplz » Thu May 07, 2009 6:30 pm

TRAGEDY. 281. FML.

I was actually really excited hoping to live in gropius, because I have no money and some older friends met most of their good friends in the dorm.

:-(

Anyone need an apartment mate? sigh.




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