Chicago Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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treschic
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby treschic » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:41 am

hmlee wrote:So I wrote up a guide to Hyde Park (and included my google map) and posted it in the TLS Content Competition section. It has pretty much everything I've answered about Hyde Park over the last year in it...

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 22&t=84243


Thanks hmlee for all the information and maps...definitely be using these as I find my way around HP. Cheers!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Styrofoam » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:45 am

@ Treshnic: All our stuff is from Ikea, it's great =)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Raz14 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:11 am

Based on Yelp reviews, Sleep City (http://www.yelp.com/biz/sleep-city-chicago) sounds very good and, at the very least, comparable to Value City. Anyone have any experience with them?

And, for you Ikea people, are you all building everything yourselves?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby cnola » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:36 pm

is anyone living in university housing? I am supposed to move into a university apartment the middle of next month but am starting to get really worried about the size of the apartment and other features that it is really lacking. can anyone living in a university apartment answer a few questions for me?? I would really REALLY appreciate it!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Styrofoam » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:05 pm

Raz14 wrote:Based on Yelp reviews, Sleep City (http://www.yelp.com/biz/sleep-city-chicago) sounds very good and, at the very least, comparable to Value City. Anyone have any experience with them?

And, for you Ikea people, are you all building everything yourselves?


I did build it all, and it's quite simple. No pieces missing, elegant design, just requires some patience and attention. Although one piece of furniture required a drill, and sometimes you need a screwdriver or a hammer, which you won't know you need until you purchase it.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:10 pm

Is anyone up for meeting this week? I have to go downtown to drop off some paperwork and wouldn't mind meeting some of you people. If anyone's available, let me know.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Dead Ringer » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:27 pm

Yay the 171 stops right outside my apartment or I can walk a block for the 172 stop if I want to ride with the cool regents kids. Thanks Hmlee!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby vealoscar » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:37 pm

cnola wrote:is anyone living in university housing? I am supposed to move into a university apartment the middle of next month but am starting to get really worried about the size of the apartment and other features that it is really lacking. can anyone living in a university apartment answer a few questions for me?? I would really REALLY appreciate it!


I'll be living in the Shelbyrne so I might be able to answer a few questions. I was originally assigned the Max Mason and went down to take a look at it, but wasn't a big fan. You also might want to direct some questions towards Yointer. I know she lived in university apartments last year, is doing so again this year, and was very helpful when I had questions.

Also, I'm moving tomorrow and would love to meet up with anyone.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:50 pm

Styrofoam wrote:
jigga-hjalmar wrote:
lucydog wrote:
jigga-hjalmar wrote:Has anybody living in the Algonquin moved in yet? I'm trying to figure out what the process is for moving in and getting furniture delivered and the leasing office hasn't been very helpful. They make you reserve the elevator in two hour windows with advance notice but I know of no furniture company that will give you more than a vague approximation of the day it will be delivered and at most give you a four hour window of when it will come on the night before! Please help!


I am pretty sure that the service elevator runs all day


Well that's not what the people in the office say. They insist that you need a reservation for your two-hour window. I think they give you the key when it's your time or something.

Do you know any more details about this?


Ok, I live here, I moved in recently, here is the scoop:

You should reserve the service elevator, but it doesn't really matter. That being said, ppl were moving stuff on it during our reserved window and that was just that. I mean, if there are ppl with heavy things to move, they are going to use the elevator too. Moreover, the service elevator gets use for non-service things all the time. I take it every week to do my laundry, because it goes all the way down to the basement. Also, sometimes I take it just because it's next to the garbage chute and I don't feel like walking the five seconds back to the normal elevator.

If you or anyone is moving in and needs help, let me know. PM me or something and let me know when you'll be here, I'll gladly try to come meet you and lend a hand.


Yeah, I would go ahead and try to reserve it, but if you don't make their two hour window the elevator does not turn off. I am out of town for the next week and half, but if you are still moving when I get back let me know and I will gladly come down and give you hand. You should also know that the service elevator is not really that big. I think the door is about the same size as a normal elevator door.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lilybbloom » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:05 pm

Just moved in to my apartment in Regents: I am officially done being a nomad this summer.

I'm currently sitting in Regents cup (the new cafe on the lobby floor), I'll probably be here for the next hour or so if anyone wants to join me!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby hmlee » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:00 pm

I should make a note about my map in the guide... the bus routes *should* be right, but a few of the times when I clicked the link to check on it google maps had a tendency to put certain routes wrong, though I'm not sure why that happened. I'll try to fix it if I see it again, but at least until you ride the bus a few times don't take everything as gospel. If the route is off it's off by only a block so you shouldn't be too bad...

Also, if you haven't yet had the experience of catching and riding a CTA bus you should know that all CTA stops will have, at minimum, a blue sign telling you which buses stop there and at which times. A lot of them have those typical bus shelter thingies too. If you're standing on a corner that my map tells you is a CTA stop and there is no CTA sign, then the map probably went all screwy again...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby noquieromas » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:48 pm

Regarding mattresses, I just got a phenomenal memory foam queen size today from Back to Bed and I strongly recommend them. There are a bunch of locations; the closest to Hyde Park is in the South Loop at 500 W Roosevelt.

Negotiation/bartering is essential because they mark the prices up and hope you'll pay sticker price. Play hardball and you'll be rewarded. There's a sale on for Labor Day. I brought my mom along to play good cop / bad cop. We got a $2200 mattress for around $1750 including taxes, delivery and all the various accoutrements (mattress cover, box spring, bed frame). It was delivered and installed in my apartment less than 24 hours later. It's f***ing AMAZING.

They definitely have higher end stuff there compared to the other places mentioned, but I doubt anyone would argue that getting consistently good sleep is a good idea, especially in law school. We did some comparison shopping and B2B prices were a good 30-40% less than at comparable mattress stores and department stores (Macy's, Carson's, etc.).

Also, I will be making the jaunt out to IKEA relatively soon, probably this coming Saturday or Sunday. If someone wants to tag along, PM me. I have a Honda CRV, so I've got room to haul stuff. I won't be buying anything that large myself, so I can probably transport larger stuff like dressers, bookshelves, etc.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:52 pm

I like your style. Mattress aficionados are rare in Law School.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Styrofoam » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:07 pm

dresden doll wrote:Is anyone up for meeting this week? I have to go downtown to drop off some paperwork and wouldn't mind meeting some of you people. If anyone's available, let me know.


I'm game for hanging out this week, maybe Lilly from across the street from me would like to join as well.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:18 am

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lilybbloom » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:32 am

yeah i'm up for hanging out this week, during the day especially, i'm getting so bored!!!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:34 pm

lilybbloom wrote:yeah i'm up for hanging out this week, during the day especially, i'm getting so bored!!!


Lily, I'll be downtown tomorrow during the afternoon. Give me a call if you want to hang out, maybe? You do have my phone number.

I'd also love to meet up with the rest of you so if anyone's interested, let me know (feel free to use the pm function too and we'll exchange the digits).

And since so many people have moved in this week, perhaps we could plan for a get together this weekend? Downtown Chicago can be quite fun...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby deadbeat » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:13 pm

So many people have moved in already. I wish I could be there to enjoy the city...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby cnola » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:28 pm

deadbeat wrote:So many people have moved in already. I wish I could be there to enjoy the city...


+1!!!!!!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Dead Ringer » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:55 pm

cnola wrote:
deadbeat wrote:So many people have moved in already. I wish I could be there to enjoy the city...


+1!!!!!!


Same!!! Although I am still enjoying New York City because it is probably one of my last significant chunks of free time here.

Also, when are we registered/told what section we are in? There is some sort of textbook sale on one of the middle days of orientation so I would have to assume it is before then.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm

Dead Ringer wrote:
cnola wrote:
deadbeat wrote:So many people have moved in already. I wish I could be there to enjoy the city...


+1!!!!!!


Same!!! Although I am still enjoying New York City because it is probably one of my last significant chunks of free time here.

Also, when are we registered/told what section we are in? There is some sort of textbook sale on one of the middle days of orientation so I would have to assume it is before then.



I emailed them earlier today asking about schedule/textbooks. I will let everyone know once I get a response back.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:44 pm

We get our class schedule at orientation. I guess the required books are listed here:

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/registrar/booklist

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:14 pm

QQ: are there plugs by every seat in the classrooms and in the library?

I'm currently buying a new laptop and trying to decide between an 8-hr battery Acer and a 4-hr (but much cuter) Lenovo. They are the same price. Normally practicality trumps in my decisions, but if there are plugs everywhere then battery life is irrelevant, and I'm gonna go for the Lenovo. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby deadbeat » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:42 pm

I'm also wondering- does Regents have built in shelves in the closets?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:52 pm

RussianGirl wrote:QQ: are there plugs by every seat in the classrooms and in the library?

I'm currently buying a new laptop and trying to decide between an 8-hr battery Acer and a 4-hr (but much cuter) Lenovo. They are the same price. Normally practicality trumps in my decisions, but if there are plugs everywhere then battery life is irrelevant, and I'm gonna go for the Lenovo. Thanks in advance!


Get the Lenovo. I have one and can vouch for the build quality. The keyboards in the Thinkpad series are better than any other laptop I have seen so far.

Unless you are actively trying to avoid power outlets or flying from Seattle to Miami, you will probably never need battery life greater than 4 hours.




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