NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby gogators » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:45 pm

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amathey wrote:edgarderby, you and longhorenm are living together next year? cute.


She wrecked into my car, and the judge in our case decreed that she would have to serve as my butler for a year to pay off her debt.


Seinfeld, nice.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby braun223 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:49 am

Has anybody checked out the on-campus student housing at ND? What's the consensus?

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby edgarderby » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:37 am

braun223 wrote:Has anybody checked out the on-campus student housing at ND? What's the consensus?


If you can find an apt that's off-campus, do it, it'll be majorly cheaper for what you get in Fischer.

It just depends on how far away you want to be. I don't own a car, so I was pretty limited in my selection. They are building tons of new apartment buildings within walking distance though (going from maybe 3 apartment complexes to 6+ within the next year)

Also, in on-campus housing, you're not even necessarily going to get placed with a law student, which is kind of annoying considering how easy it would be to put you with someone. If you do go that route, try to line up a roommate ahead of time via TLS or facebook or whatever so it's not random.

And DON'T LIVE IN O HARA GRACE. It's the projects. Why anyone lives in there baffles me.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby longhornem » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:49 am

edgarderby wrote:
braun223 wrote:Has anybody checked out the on-campus student housing at ND? What's the consensus?


If you can find an apt that's off-campus, do it, it'll be majorly cheaper for what you get in Fischer.

It just depends on how far away you want to be. I don't own a car, so I was pretty limited in my selection. They are building tons of new apartment buildings within walking distance though (going from maybe 3 apartment complexes to 6+ within the next year)

Also, in on-campus housing, you're not even necessarily going to get placed with a law student, which is kind of annoying considering how easy it would be to put you with someone. If you do go that route, try to line up a roommate ahead of time via TLS or facebook or whatever so it's not random.

And DON'T LIVE IN O HARA GRACE. It's the projects. Why anyone lives in there baffles me
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+1. No air conditioning. August-September are hellish. And I believe it's 4br/1 bath.

And they're putting in this new development (shops, hotel, apts, townhouses, etc.) across from campus right now: http://www.eddycommons.com/ There are apts there to be ready for fall, but I don't know price range. That's just one example, though, I think there are a couple of others, like edgar said. It should significantly improve the look and activities around campus, though.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby braun223 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:58 am

Do you guys think not living in on-campus housing will hurt social opportunities? I just remember my tour guide saying that a lot of the 1Ls would meet by the apartments and get football tickets, etc.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby bjmichel77 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:36 pm

braun223 wrote:Do you guys think not living in on-campus housing will hurt social opportunities? I just remember my tour guide saying that a lot of the 1Ls would meet by the apartments and get football tickets, etc.


IMO, i dont think it would have a drastic effect. You're going to be sharing a building with the same 180 people for hours a day. If you're unable to meet people spending that much time on campus, living in the same complex with them isn't going to make a ton of difference.

If you're worried that you won't have much time to socialize while at school, I'm not going to talk you out of on-campus housing. But during the ASD, it was a very social atmosphere. And most of the 1Ls are going to be surrounded by strangers, so we will all be in the same boat. We're all going to be trying to meet new people, and considering the options for entertainment are quite limited in the area, you'll probably meet people without even trying.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby edgarderby » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:10 pm

braun223 wrote:Do you guys think not living in on-campus housing will hurt social opportunities? I just remember my tour guide saying that a lot of the 1Ls would meet by the apartments and get football tickets, etc.


Well, you can still meet up with people there. For the record, my girlfriend has illegally parked in Fischer every single day and has not received a single ticket, even during a game weekend once. Not that I condone this, or anything...

But especially in the beginning of the year, every other minute someone makes a facebook event and invites everyone in the 1L group.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby winds2424 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:07 pm

I am looking for a female roommate to live off campus next year if anybody is interested.
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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby gogators » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:47 pm

If I end up attending ND then I'll be staying in the nicer on campus housing. I really don't want to move my furniture up to ND from my UG and I don't want to store it if I go to London for 2L, so furnished housing sounds pretty good.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby longhornem » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:21 pm

edgarderby wrote:
braun223 wrote:Do you guys think not living in on-campus housing will hurt social opportunities? I just remember my tour guide saying that a lot of the 1Ls would meet by the apartments and get football tickets, etc.


Well, you can still meet up with people there. For the record, my girlfriend has illegally parked in Fischer every single day and has not received a single ticket, even during a game weekend once. Not that I condone this, or anything...

But especially in the beginning of the year, every other minute someone makes a facebook event and invites everyone in the 1L group.


Shhh! Don't let this get out! They'll start checking! :wink:

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby Ohioboy115 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:45 pm

Notre Dame for sure now. I've head the exact same thing about O'Hara - Grace, but it was my understanding that its a lottery system. I want to do on campus housing the first year, but if I get placed in the projects should I scrap it and try to find a place off campus?

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby gogators » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:09 pm

Ohioboy115 wrote:Notre Dame for sure now. I've head the exact same thing about O'Hara - Grace, but it was my understanding that its a lottery system. I want to do on campus housing the first year, but if I get placed in the projects should I scrap it and try to find a place off campus?


Fischer is where I'm gonna try if I go, but if that doesn't work I'll go off campus.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby longhornem » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:44 pm

Ohioboy115 wrote:Notre Dame for sure now. I've head the exact same thing about O'Hara - Grace, but it was my understanding that its a lottery system. I want to do on campus housing the first year, but if I get placed in the projects should I scrap it and try to find a place off campus?


As far as I know everyone who wants Fischer gets it (some people pick O'Hara Grace because it's a little bit cheaper per month or because they think they'll meet more people by having 3 other roommates). Even people who got in off the waitlist in May were able to get into Fischer. You should be fine.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby joensaras » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:21 am

Has anyone heard anything definitive about ND's Yellow Ribbon program participation?

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby kholmha » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:00 pm

so is there a website to find roommates on or something??? also how hard is it to drive in snow

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby tifania » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:18 pm

kholmha wrote:so is there a website to find roommates on or something??? also how hard is it to drive in snow

There's a Roommate Identification Form that you fill out and return to NDLS. They put all the forms up on a server so you can find a roommate that way. I bet facebook, TLS and Craigslist would also be good places to look.

I'm also curious about the snow! I've never driven in snow, so I'm wondering about how bad it can be?

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby kholmha » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:44 pm

thats really the main reason i am considering living on campus.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby longhornem » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:47 pm

tifania wrote:
kholmha wrote:so is there a website to find roommates on or something??? also how hard is it to drive in snow

There's a Roommate Identification Form that you fill out and return to NDLS. They put all the forms up on a server so you can find a roommate that way. I bet facebook, TLS and Craigslist would also be good places to look.

I'm also curious about the snow! I've never driven in snow, so I'm wondering about how bad it can be?


It's not too bad once you get used to it. Just drive slow and if you hit ice, turn your wheels in the opposite direction (and NEVER slam on your brakes). The plowing/salting is kind of inconsistent (it's usually good on campus, but around South Bend and Mishawaka it's not as good, especially if you're driving in the early morning or late at night before the plows get out). The toll road is almost always clear, though (unless it's way early in the morning before they've plowed/salted). There is a lot of snow, but you get used to it quickly and as long as you're smart about it, it's no big deal.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby tifania » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:49 pm

kholmha wrote:thats really the main reason i am considering living on campus.

I can't live without a car, so I'm going to force myself to learn to drive in snow (and will be getting very good coverage :D ).

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby tifania » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:51 pm

longhornem wrote:
tifania wrote:
kholmha wrote:so is there a website to find roommates on or something??? also how hard is it to drive in snow

There's a Roommate Identification Form that you fill out and return to NDLS. They put all the forms up on a server so you can find a roommate that way. I bet facebook, TLS and Craigslist would also be good places to look.

I'm also curious about the snow! I've never driven in snow, so I'm wondering about how bad it can be?


It's not too bad once you get used to it. Just drive slow and if you hit ice, turn your wheels in the opposite direction (and NEVER slam on your brakes). The plowing/salting is kind of inconsistent (it's usually good on campus, but around South Bend and Mishawaka it's not as good, especially if you're driving in the early morning or late at night before the plows get out). The toll road is almost always clear, though (unless it's way early in the morning before they've plowed/salted). There is a lot of snow, but you get used to it quickly and as long as you're smart about it, it's no big deal.


Turn your wheel in the opposite direction that you're sliding? Sorry I'm confused, as snow/ice are pretty foreign to me.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby longhornem » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:46 pm

Whoops, I meant in the same direction, not opposite. Like if you're driving along and your car starts sliding to the right, turn the wheel that direction, because the wheels being turned will help to get you going back the right direction and stop the skid.

This might explain it better: http://www.maccinfo.com/cat/winterdrive.html Skidding is near the bottom.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby LisandraL17 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:50 pm

OMG I'm scared to drive there now! I want to live very close to campus to avoid driving as much as possible. Can anyone provide any advice as to married housing on campus? Is it better to just live off campus?
Also, I saw this really cute house on craigslist and was wondering how reliable these listings are. Does anyone know of any other web page to look for rentals so I can see some listings with pictures and then when I visit just have to see the actual house?

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby bjmichel77 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:32 am

I think the driving gets a little exaggerated. One simple answer for driving in snow... slow down. if the roads are shitty, dont be afraid to piss people off staying below 15 miles an hour. believe me, we would rather you slow us down for a few minutes instead of clogging up the roads with fender benders. but also dont be surprised to see natives fly by you at three times your speed either... and by the middle of january, we expect you to keep up.

LisandraL17 wrote:Does anyone know of any other web page to look for rentals so I can see some listings with pictures and then when I visit just have to see the actual house?


i did most of my hunting on rent.com and apartments.com. simple, i know, but theyve got good info and usually decent photos. however, im not sure how it is for actual houses...i was just looking at apartment complexes.

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby joensaras » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:02 pm

bjmichel77 wrote:
LisandraL17 wrote:Does anyone know of any other web page to look for rentals so I can see some listings with pictures and then when I visit just have to see the actual house?


i did most of my hunting on rent.com and apartments.com. simple, i know, but theyve got good info and usually decent photos. however, im not sure how it is for actual houses...i was just looking at apartment complexes.


For houses that are not both owned and run by property management companies, you will need to check either in the paper or on a smaller property manager's website. That is how you will find privately owned homes being rented out. Another option is always driving the neighborhood looking for those black and red "For Rent" signs. Good luck!

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Re: NOTRE DAME CLASS OF 2012

Postby malagueno » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:14 am

It's official. Got a call confirming the receipt of my seat deposit. These next 4 months are going to be productivity killers at work. Can't wait to meet you all in August.




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