Alex and Rabbit, do you think there's a risk of things filling up before the ASW? I have an awful feeling I'll still be making up my mind until then but want to know if I should start looking at housing anyway... Thanks!
Alex's advice is good if you already know you're going to be coming to YLS, and especially if you're not going to be able to make another trip to New Haven to pick out housing. BUT, if you a) haven't chosen yet or b) might be coming back at some later point, there's no "ZOMG you have to find housing during the ASW!" panic to worry about. I didn't pick a place till late May, and I did it through the YLS 2011 Facebook group. Other people played the odds and didn't pick a place till July/August...they had a different (smaller) pool of places to choose from, but some of them got good deals (though not in the main, big Towers buildings as much as in smaller buildings in other areas). There is *definitely* no need to pick housing before the ASW.
alexb240 wrote:P.S. rabbit, what gangs did you bid on?
I'm a proud supporter of the High Street Hoodlums. You?
Severa wrote:Hi all, I just received notice of my acceptance and just now sent in both my FAFSA and need access...will this seriously hurt my chances of getting at least some aid (i really need it...which theyll see if they actually look at my parents income and my lack thereof).
Also, I was wondering if anyone know if there has ever been a yalie answering questions on this site (or any other for that matter). Finally, can anyone make any recommendations about where to live--ie. is off campus really worth it? and, conversely, is on-campus any kind of advantage, if so, which are the better residence halls?
Thanks so much guys, really appreciate your help!
Quick answers (because I haven't yet started tonight's homework reading yet):
* Most likely, you'll still get financial aid. Pat Barnes is a sweetheart.
* Alex and I are both current 1Ls, and there are a few other current YLS students floating around here, too.
* There currently isn't really on-campus housing available; while a couple people live in Yale-owned dorms & apartments (shared with other grad students), almost everyone lives off-campus.