Harvard Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
lindsaymcd1
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby lindsaymcd1 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:50 pm

Hi Guys!

I just received my KB2 call on Monday (woohoo!) so am new to this thread. I have started reading through it all but its pretty long so forgive me if this has already been discussed. I wanted to know how long it took people in general after receiving their KB2 call to when they got their materials through the mail?

Thanks

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:51 am

lindsaymcd1 wrote:Hi Guys!

I just received my KB2 call on Monday (woohoo!) so am new to this thread. I have started reading through it all but its pretty long so forgive me if this has already been discussed. I wanted to know how long it took people in general after receiving their KB2 call to when they got their materials through the mail?

Thanks


Welcome! This is horrible but I don't actually remember... But I think it was around 2-3 weeks?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:37 am

So back to housing - where is everyone leaning?

If I can get one of the within-2-minute-walk apartments, I may do that. Otherwise, I'm hoping for Hastings or one of the big Gropius rooms.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby ndnlawdc » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:27 am

Objection wrote:So back to housing - where is everyone leaning?

If I can get one of the within-2-minute-walk apartments, I may do that. Otherwise, I'm hoping for Hastings or one of the big Gropius rooms.


I'd like to live somewhere really close to Harvard/Porter/Inman squares.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby excitedutterance » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:48 pm

Somewhere along Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter. I'm really sad because the nearest Whole Foods is at Fresh Pond and the nearest Trader Joes is at the river. Neither of those are convenient to walk with groceries in hand. Lame.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:22 pm

I really want a 3 bedroom in 27 Everett. If anyone gets an early select window and 27 Everett fills up and you need a roommate (well, two, since I'm applying with a friend), keep me in mind!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:09 pm

I asked for one of these apts on Broadway, seems pretty close to the school =]

edit: and i hate carpet but these are all hardwood floors AWESOME!!! (it's the little things...)
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:10 pm

I still need to fill out the affiliated housing app... ARGH

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:12 pm

lindsaymcd1 wrote:Hi Guys!

I just received my KB2 call on Monday (woohoo!) so am new to this thread. I have started reading through it all but its pretty long so forgive me if this has already been discussed. I wanted to know how long it took people in general after receiving their KB2 call to when they got their materials through the mail?

Thanks


I got in on a Monday and my stuff came in that same friday (west coast-ish)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:20 pm

hey guys, can someone quickly remind me what the general deal with housing is at harvard?

dorms are really crummy but cheap? and affiliated housing is nice but probably more expensive than doing craigslist?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:22 pm

i dunno pumpkin,
I'd say a lot of the affiliated housing can be more expensive but there are also cheaper ones. It's quite comparable. I believe (don't quote me on this) that there is no need for a 3-month's rent down payment with the affiliated housing and utilities are included. Pretty good deal, no?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:19 pm

IA, remind me how much I loved HLS please?

I don't want to start having second thoughts.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby jessicaw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:35 pm

Withdrawing from harvard law may be the most difficult thing I have ever done. And I only had a week to savor the flavor.

To all of you who are attending: have an amazing time!!! DO GOOD with your degrees!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby KP429 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:43 pm

jessicaw wrote:Withdrawing from harvard law may be the most difficult thing I have ever done. And I only had a week to savor the flavor.

To all of you who are attending: have an amazing time!!! DO GOOD with your degrees!


Where will home be for the next 3 years, then?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby jessicaw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:02 pm

New York City will be home. I'm doing a PI fellowship at Columbia.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:45 pm

jessicaw wrote:New York City will be home. I'm doing a PI fellowship at Columbia.


It's great to hear Columbia is funding slayers these days - not an easy line of work, and much less lucrative than BigLaw (sorry, couldn't help it). :lol: Congrats!

Obj, why the sudden change of heart?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Haribo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:36 am

ndnlawdc wrote:
Objection wrote:So back to housing - where is everyone leaning?

If I can get one of the within-2-minute-walk apartments, I may do that. Otherwise, I'm hoping for Hastings or one of the big Gropius rooms.


I'd like to live somewhere really close to Harvard/Porter/Inman squares.


I've lived in both Inman and Porter Square... probably going to to be my location choice as well in law school. I don't think I can do dorms again, even though it would be much easier to find a dorm than apartment from overseas... too many fresh-out-of-college types there :) (Nothing personal to all the college kids!!)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:40 am

hey, sorry a little off topic. did you guys get your reimbursement from ASW yet? Couldn't remember the timeline they said for turning it around

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby pinkflamingo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:45 am

Pumpkin wrote:hey, sorry a little off topic. did you guys get your reimbursement from ASW yet? Couldn't remember the timeline they said for turning it around


Nope, I haven't yet.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby ndnlawdc » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:47 am

Pumpkin wrote:hey, sorry a little off topic. did you guys get your reimbursement from ASW yet? Couldn't remember the timeline they said for turning it around


Four weeks from the time they processed it (you get an email about that). I'm in process with two HLS reimbursements, so I'm waiting on some serious $$$.

zabagabe wrote:Obj, why the sudden change of heart?


Probably because, like me, he knows Michigan is going to be amazing this weekend. We just got a series of incredibly gracious and funny emails from Dean Z -- and though I love stuffy-ass HLS, I'm sorely tempted by the amazing attitude at Michigan.

Haribo wrote:I've lived in both Inman and Porter Square... probably going to to be my location choice as well in law school. I don't think I can do dorms again, even though it would be much easier to find a dorm than apartment from overseas... too many fresh-out-of-college types there :) (Nothing personal to all the college kids!!)


I know -- I'm with you. Besides being married, I'm a little more boring in everyday life than the average fresh-out-of-college type.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:53 am

and has everyone gotten an email that their reimbursement is being processed? after been stiffed on my financial aid i at least want this out of harvard!

you are right about michigan, dean z and her emails are very hard to turn down. and she is so awesome in person.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:06 am

I've lived in both Inman and Porter Square... probably going to to be my location choice as well in law school. I don't think I can do dorms again, even though it would be much easier to find a dorm than apartment from overseas... too many fresh-out-of-college types there :) (Nothing personal to all the college kids!!)


It's funny - at Michigan people kept bitching about fresh-out-of-college "kids" and how they were worried they'd be out of place and didn't think they'd interact well with them.

Yet a few of them ended up hanging out with me most of the weekend.

We're not all bad.

Probably because, like me, he knows Michigan is going to be amazing this weekend. We just got a series of incredibly gracious and funny emails from Dean Z -- and though I love stuffy-ass HLS, I'm sorely tempted by the amazing attitude at Michigan.


I actually visited Michigan already. I liked HLS more. I actually found more stuffy-ass people at UMich than HLS, which surprised me (it was probably just luck of the draw, but first impressions and all...)

It's more about the idea of turning down a sizable amount of money. I need someone to tell me it's OK to do, haha.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby pinkflamingo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:31 am

Objection wrote:I actually visited Michigan already. I liked HLS more. I actually found more stuffy-ass people at UMich than HLS, which surprised me (it was probably just luck of the draw, but first impressions and all...)

It's more about the idea of turning down a sizable amount of money. I need someone to tell me it's OK to do, haha.


That's interesting. I don't think I've heard anyone say they liked the people at HLS more than Michigan. I visited CLS last week, and found the same thing, although I think CLS probably has a reputation for too many "stuffy-ass people." The CLS admitted student program convinced me that Harvard is the right choice. Now I've just got to try to accept the debt and send in my deposit. Harvard class of 2012- it's official!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:42 am

pinkflamingo wrote:he CLS admitted student program convinced me that Harvard is the right choice. Now I've just got to try to accept the debt and send in my deposit. Harvard class of 2012- it's official!


That must feel SOO good pink. I'm ready to put this whole process behind me. I mean, for a lot of us, it's almost been half a year!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:47 am

iagolives wrote:
pinkflamingo wrote:he CLS admitted student program convinced me that Harvard is the right choice. Now I've just got to try to accept the debt and send in my deposit. Harvard class of 2012- it's official!


That must feel SOO good pink. I'm ready to put this whole process behind me. I mean, for a lot of us, it's almost been half a year!


That's kind of depressing to think about. I should have written a novel with all the time I've spent worrying about this! ;)




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