Harvard Class of 2012

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Objection
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:38 pm

Who else is considering on-campus? I'd like Hastings, but I wouldn't be totally averse to Gropius if I could land one of those 18x12 rooms.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby heyguys » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:39 pm

Was it stupid of me to apply Loan-only? My parents make 190k+, and they're still claiming me as a dependent (despite not contributing to my education, which is okay by me), so I figured I may as well streamline the process by skipping the grant requests.

I want Gropius.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby heyguys » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:40 pm

To add to my last post--did anyone else find it strange that they didn't ask about preference at all in the housing application?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:43 pm

Was it stupid of me to apply Loan-only? My parents make 190k+, and they're still claiming me as a dependent (despite not contributing to my education, which is okay by me), so I figured I may as well streamline the process by skipping the grant requests.

I want Gropius.


I am in almost the exact same boat and went loan only. We wouldn't have received grant aid.

To add to my last post--did anyone else find it strange that they didn't ask about preference at all in the housing application?


Er...you submitted the app? It's not up for 0Ls yet. The app currently up is still for returning students.

This web application is the first step in securing on-campus housing in the HLS Residence Halls for the 2009-2010 academic year. At this time, the application is open to ONLY RETURNING STUDENTS. The application will be available for incoming J.D., LL.M., and exchange students later this spring. Please answer all of the questions accurately and submit this application only once. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Douglas Walo, the Housing Administrator, in the Dean of Students Office at housing @ law or at 617.496.6054.



Oh, btw, did anyone else laugh when the Dean said "Our endowment is very large" (or something along those lines). I guess I'm still a little immature.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:08 pm

Objection wrote:Oh, btw, did anyone else laugh when the Dean said "Our endowment is very large" (or something along those lines). I guess I'm still a little immature.


Lol, I'm glad it wasn't just me. ;)

I'm really torn between off-campus and Gropius (I have horrible luck w/ housing lotteries and I'm guessing I won't be able to get an on-campus apartment) but currently leaning a bit to Gropius (assuming, of course, Harvard is the choice). I will hate living in a dorm again but it does seem like a good way to meet people and I don't think I'll be able to afford my own apartment 1L year. Once I know people (so, 2L year and beyond) I'll probably move off campus and into a place where I can, you know, cook a meal for myself without having to potentially lug pots, pans, and spices up a flight of stairs.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby pinkflamingo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:23 pm

iagolives wrote:I will hate living in a dorm again but it does seem like a good way to meet people and I don't think I'll be able to afford my own apartment 1L year. Once I know people (so, 2L year and beyond) I'll probably move off campus and into a place where I can, you know, cook a meal for myself without having to potentially lug pots, pans, and spices up a flight of stairs.

This is pretty much my feeling. I think I'm leaning towards Gropius. I went on the housing tour, and while that scared me a little, I think the dorms might be the best option for me next year. Some of Harvard's housing doesn't seem that inexpensive relative to apartments, but Gropius appears to be a pretty cheap option. I figure I can probably deal with 9 months in a dorm, as long as I can wake up a few minutes before class, meet a lot of people, and find potential roommates for my 2L and 3L years.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby pinkflamingo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:26 pm

Objection wrote:Oh, btw, did anyone else laugh when the Dean said "Our endowment is very large" (or something along those lines). I guess I'm still a little immature.

Haha, I did, as did a couple of people next to me. Sometimes, maturity is overrated :wink:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby ndnlawdc » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:27 pm

excitedutterance wrote:I'm living in non-campus, non-affiliated housing starting in August. I feel like May will be too early for me to go, since apartment vacancies usually don't come with so much notice. Is Boston different?


Maybe. For instance, in NY, May would never work. I had originally thought we'd be headed to Ann Arbor, which absolutely requires this much lead time. My Mom wants to come apartment hunting with me (my wife thought she had to work), and she already has a ticket, so we'll see what we can find. I've seen a couple of August/September openings already on CL.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby shep » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:12 pm

I need to renew my cell phone contract and was wondering if anyone knew which carrier has the best service in Boston. I remember that when my sister went to school there some carriers had spotty service. (although this was many years ago so things must have changed since then)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby lastminute » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:31 pm

I can't believe it but i just got in! I know KB said a lot of things on the phone but I don't remember a word she said. Does anyone know when the next ASW is?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:37 pm

Congrats, LM!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby lastminute » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:39 pm

thanks! i got my application in the last day possible so i wasn't too hopeful. thank god they can't revoke your admission based on the kb2 because i think i just giggled over everything she said.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby jessicaw » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:42 pm

woohoo i just got in too.

so stoked.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby lastminute » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:43 pm

congrats!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:08 pm

Congrats to all the newly admitted and welcome to the thread! :)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:08 pm

iagolives wrote:Congrats to all the newly admitted and welcome to the thread! :)


TCR.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby ndnlawdc » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:16 pm

Objection wrote:
iagolives wrote:Congrats to all the newly admitted and welcome to the thread! :)


TCR.


X2.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby heyguys » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:40 pm

Objection wrote:
To add to my last post--did anyone else find it strange that they didn't ask about preference at all in the housing application?


Er...you submitted the app? It's not up for 0Ls yet. The app currently up is still for returning students.



Yeah, I submitted the app today. Today was the first day it was available for 0Ls.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/stud ... dates.html

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:45 pm

yay congrats everybody =]

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:46 pm

Objection wrote:
FrenchiePatootie wrote:Yeah I think we'll have to schedule a trip out there in May too, or June for a housing blitzkrieg weekend.

So question: HLS does have a bit of an advantage for anyone interested in running for political office one day right?


I'd say absolutely. I think the HLS degree is the closest thing out there to a golden ticket for politics.


Hmmm...I think I'll do a little more research but this is definitely making me feel like 90% Harvard right now.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:50 pm

heyguys wrote:
Objection wrote:
To add to my last post--did anyone else find it strange that they didn't ask about preference at all in the housing application?


Er...you submitted the app? It's not up for 0Ls yet. The app currently up is still for returning students.



Yeah, I submitted the app today. Today was the first day it was available for 0Ls.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/stud ... dates.html


I understand that the application was supposed to be available today, but the instructions still say the application is for returning students only and there are no other alternative applications posted for 0Ls.

This web application is the first step in securing on-campus housing in the HLS Residence Halls for the 2009-2010 academic year. At this time, the application is open to ONLY RETURNING STUDENTS. The application will be available for incoming J.D., LL.M., and exchange students later this spring. Please answer all of the questions accurately and submit this application only once. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Douglas Walo, the Housing Administrator, in the Dean of Students Office at housing @ law or at 617.496.6054.


Until that changes or until we receive confirmation from HLS that we should begin submitting applications, I'd hold off.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby excitedutterance » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:05 pm

Objection wrote:Oh, btw, did anyone else laugh when the Dean said "Our endowment is very large" (or something along those lines). I guess I'm still a little immature.


Totally laughed.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby heyguys » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:26 pm

Objection wrote:I understand that the application was supposed to be available today, but the instructions still say the application is for returning students only and there are no other alternative applications posted for 0Ls.


Ah, sucks for me I suppose....I submitted it this afternoon (I didn't/don't know how much the system might favor those who get their housing requests in early). I don't think they can necessarily fault me for it though--the deadline came, and I filled it out :P. I guess if/when they send me an email about it, I'll just handle it that way--shouldn't be too big a deal, I would think.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby heyguys » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:28 pm

I should add though that they did give me the option to fill in "Year as of 2009-2010" as 1L, which made me think that they were allowing incoming 1Ls to fill out the form.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Krswmact » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:47 pm

eu- i spoke with a reak estate person in boston and they said it was a 60 day notification period for apartments and to start looking middle/end of mayish for an august move in.

that being said Im going the dorm route.

I also signed up for the lottery today. I was able to pick 2009-2010 incoming and on the page with the application it said it would be available for incoming students today HOWEVER on the page where it confirmed my app was submitted it said only for returning students. So I sent them an email. Im not too concerned.




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