Penn Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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lostmyname
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby lostmyname » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:13 pm

bizzlemywizzle wrote:is it better to live on or off campus? i haven't been to philly yet, but am leaning hard towards penn because I've heard good things from my friend who went to ugrad there. Not sure how I'm going to go about looking for housing...


My understanding is that Sansom's the only grad-student housing - and I guess people don't really like living there, as suggested by several posters on this forum...

I have no idea how I'll look for housing too. I don't really have time to go to Philly more than twice - once for ASW and once to look for housing - so I'm hoping I can get it all nailed down pretty easily. Prolly just going to troll Craigslist for roommate wanted ads...

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby VandyCandy » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:29 pm

Oh I'm so excited...finally received the Penn Portfolio today! Can't wait to start reading :D

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:12 pm

As a Penn undergrad, and an aspiring Penn Law '12 student (going under review soon yay), I'd like to recommend another good living option: Being a Graduate Adviser (GA).

At Penn, essentially, being a GA is like being an RA, except you are a grad student. You get free housing in an on-campus dorm, a fair amount of free meals, and get to move into your place in July. I am an RA here and I can tell you that being an RA at Penn is nothing like at other schools. Probably .1% of the job is "busting" people, whereas it seems to be a much higher percentage at other schools. We are expected to plan and run the events in the house and on our respective floors, and generally be a resource for our students.

Penn has 11 different college houses, which vary in size from 200 to 900 students, all of which hire GA's and have a separate interview process. Probably half of them will provide you with your own bathroom and not all of them will involve freshmen.

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This is really starting to sound like an advertisement, but really.. FREE HOUSING. If you have any questions feel free to PM me

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby sjp08 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:50 pm

facker09 wrote:ASW, btw, is during the last few days of undergrad spring fling...one of those things that has put Penn as the "party ivy."


No, it's not. Fling is April 17-18 (well, that whole week really... but the main days are Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th.) ASW is March 27 and 28. But, facker is right and fling is great.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby VandyCandy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:33 pm

What is spring fling?

Also, does anyone know of any safe, cheap, relatively nearby hotels to stay at for ASW?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby sjp08 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:08 pm

VandyCandy wrote:What is spring fling?

Also, does anyone know of any safe, cheap, relatively nearby hotels to stay at for ASW?


Spring Fling is a two day "festival" in the quad with vendors, games, performances, and LOTS of drinking. There is also a concert one night (last year was Ludacris... supposedly this year is Akon, but who knows). Technically it's Friday and Saturday, but there are also lots of annual events/parties starting much earlier that week. It's REALLY fun.

And I saw in another thread that someone suggested the Sofitel, which is at 17th and Sansom downtown. I don't know how affordable it is (although that post in another thread said it was?) but I know it's really nice and not too far of a walk from campus... maybe 15ish minutes. There's also a Sheraton about a 2 minute walk from the law school. Do prospective students have the opportunity to stay with current 1Ls?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby sjp08 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:07 pm

VandyCandy wrote:Oh I'm so excited...finally received the Penn Portfolio today! Can't wait to start reading :D


I just got it today! YAY!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby hotburrito » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:53 pm

anybody know if/when penn merit offers go out?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby markymark » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:39 pm

hotburrito wrote:anybody know if/when penn merit offers go out?



From what I understand, if you are not one of the special (named) scholarships, you should hear from Penn regarding merit $ in early March.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby CCA » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:04 pm

markymark wrote:
hotburrito wrote:anybody know if/when penn merit offers go out?



From what I understand, if you are not one of the special (named) scholarships, you should hear from Penn regarding merit $ in early March.


Does anyone know when you might hear from the named ones (Wilson or Levy)? I know the essay is due 2/17, but it doesn't say how long it would take after that.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby VandyCandy » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:12 pm

sjp08 wrote:
VandyCandy wrote:Oh I'm so excited...finally received the Penn Portfolio today! Can't wait to start reading :D


I just got it today! YAY!


Enjoy! :) I am so excited about next year!!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby sjp08 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:58 pm

VandyCandy wrote:
sjp08 wrote:
VandyCandy wrote:Oh I'm so excited...finally received the Penn Portfolio today! Can't wait to start reading :D


I just got it today! YAY!


Enjoy! :) I am so excited about next year!!


Me too!! I just saw all the ASW stuff on the admitted students site... that made me even more excited :lol:

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby VandyCandy » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:56 am

Oh thanks for the heads up...I can't wait to get there! Just booked my fllight :)

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby kurla88 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:20 pm

*joins the party* Just got in and I'm so excited! I'm looking at all the stuff on their website and it really does seem like a good fit for me.

Excited to see all of yall at ASW. :D

This thread needs more action, though! 2 pages? Psht!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby sjp08 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:47 pm

kurla88 wrote:This thread needs more action, though! 2 pages? Psht!


I agree- we can do better than 2 pages! Anyway, are people going to try to stay with a 1L during ASW?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby markymark » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:04 pm

I just noticed that they posted the academic calendar for next year. We don't start orientation until September 2! I can't wait that long!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby sjp08 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:44 pm

markymark wrote:I just noticed that they posted the academic calendar for next year. We don't start orientation until September 2! I can't wait that long!


Ah Penn always starts so late. Undergrad orientation is around that time too and I thought maybe law school would be earlier, but I guess not ... so sad haha

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby random248 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:02 am

Sorry to jump in on your thread -- I don't know what the plans are for this year, but we started orientation the first week of September as well, and had a full week of "pre-orientation" before that. Basically, we went to a slew of awesome social events through the last week of August. In any case, a lot of people started getting in touch to go out with classmates even earlier than that (as soon as people started moving to Philly). So, don't worry -- you won't have to wait too, too long to join in on the Penn Law fun!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby hdg315 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:43 pm

Just got the call a few days ago! Unfortunately it looks like the Saturday of ASW is the same day as my thesis defense :(. Anyone know if I can just go for Friday?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby lostmyname » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:11 pm

hdg315 wrote:Just got the call a few days ago! Unfortunately it looks like the Saturday of ASW is the same day as my thesis defense :(. Anyone know if I can just go for Friday?


Have you seen the schedule for ASW yet? I can PM it to you if you'd like.
You'll be missing some activities, but I'm sure you'd be welcome to attend for just one day.

BTW, congrats :mrgreen:

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby hdg315 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:18 pm

lostmyname wrote:
hdg315 wrote:Just got the call a few days ago! Unfortunately it looks like the Saturday of ASW is the same day as my thesis defense :(. Anyone know if I can just go for Friday?


Have you seen the schedule for ASW yet? I can PM it to you if you'd like.
You'll be missing some activities, but I'm sure you'd be welcome to attend for just one day.

BTW, congrats :mrgreen:



Yep just looked at the schedule- If I go Friday, looks like I'll at least get to do some of the social things and the mock classes- Saturday looks more like tours and stuff.

Luckily I live in MD only about an hour and a half from Philly, so I may do Friday of ASW and the preview day- which btw I wasn't able to find the date for. Anyone know?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby LegalColorado » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:24 pm

Got my packet today, yay!

Is anyone interested in splitting a nice 4 star Marriott with me in City Center for the ASW? I pricelined it for next to nothing--250 for 3 nights.

If so, PM me. Thanks!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby bizzlemywizzle » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:25 pm

woot

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby sjp08 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:43 pm

hdg315 wrote:
Luckily I live in MD only about an hour and a half from Philly, so I may do Friday of ASW and the preview day- which btw I wasn't able to find the date for. Anyone know?


The preview day is Saturday April 4th.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby CCA » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:05 pm

sjp08 wrote:
hdg315 wrote:
Luckily I live in MD only about an hour and a half from Philly, so I may do Friday of ASW and the preview day- which btw I wasn't able to find the date for. Anyone know?


The preview day is Saturday April 4th.

Do you what the events will be for the preview day?




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