bigdtrain wrote:Chadwick, are you a trojan? How long ago did you graduate?
Yep, graduated in 2004.
chadwick218 wrote:bigdtrain wrote:Chadwick, are you a trojan? How long ago did you graduate?
Yep, graduated in 2004.
bigdtrain wrote:chadwick218 wrote:bigdtrain wrote:Chadwick, are you a trojan? How long ago did you graduate?
Yep, graduated in 2004.
Awesome, nice to know ill be in good company. After seeing the amount of SEC football fans on the facebook group I was beginning to worry.
Lxw wrote:gk101 wrote:Just got the information for the housing fair on june 18th. Now I just need to make arrangements for 17th and 18th nights. Any good/convenient hotels around that area? looking forward to meeting some of you guys there
go with a hotel that's on the metro line, i believe there are a ton of them, and its more convenient. If you go with the Chesire Lodge (lol) be aware it's like a 30 min walk to campus.
dpburm wrote:you all should stay at the hotel on campus in the knight center or you can stay at the moonrise hotel which is on the Delmar loop (maybe a 15-20 min walk to campus)
cant wait to see all of you in the fall!
gk101 wrote:thanks for the info. I will have a car so the distance to campus is not really a worry. I just want to get the apartment search over with soon. Have the rest of you settled on a place yet?
VAGATOR wrote:gk101 wrote:thanks for the info. I will have a car so the distance to campus is not really a worry. I just want to get the apartment search over with soon. Have the rest of you settled on a place yet?
I was in town Memorial Day Weekend, and I found a nice little townhouse right off Maryland Ave in the Central West End.(CWE) I would also like to thank a fellow TLSer who showed me around town that weekend. Here were a few of my observations as an out of towner. I spent most of my in the CWE and must of driven down every street I was completely surprised the lack of for rent signs outside except for the big apartment buildings. I really consider myself lucky to find the type of place I found with its great location. It is obvious that the CWE is the place to be for grad students and younger professionals outside the Downtown loft district. I also noticed it's also a little pricier than the other parts of town, but I think it will be worth it. It is also very true you have to watch for areas listed in the CWE but really not in the CWE, and the areas around the CWE can become very sketchy, very quickly, particularly if you are heading north in the direction of Delmar. I also spent time in the Clayton area, where I saw a lot more for rent signs, but I found the area too suburban for my taste, and that includes the downtown Clayton area. I must admit, my time in University City was short, it reminded me too much of my student ghetto days as an undergrad, but sketcher, and I was immediately turned off. If you are looking for a cheaper option, and don't mind paying for what you get, you should check it out. I admit, I didn't really check out the Dogtown or the Soulard areas. I hope this helps a tad.
bigdtrain wrote:For those that have been to really check out places what do you think about the metro and the school's shuttle system? I will not have a car next year so being close to campus or a metro/shuttle stop is a huge concern.
I've been really interested in the pricing of some places in the loop (seems great to be so close to campus) but I have heard complaints about the undergrad population and possible crime. Does anyone that has lived in a super urban area have an opinion or advice? I went to school in los angeles and lived downtown for a couple years, the climate there never seemed to worry me at all. Any sort of idea would be appreciated..... thanks.
steindle wrote:In a really odd twist of fate, I was just getting some food from a cart a few blocks from work this afternoon, standing with my bike in line...and three 20-somethings came up to me and asked where they should eat and what they should see in Pittsburgh. They said they chose me specifically because they were looking to ask someone on a bike.
I gave them a lot of pointers and then asked where they were coming from. It turned out that all three are Architecture students at WashU! What are the chances of that? And to make matters more bizarre, they live within a block of the place I'm moving in August.
FWIW, they said that the area of Skinker-Debaliviere closer to Des Peres is not overwhelmingly undergrad-y.
Ali wrote:buslaw4302 wrote:Just got an email via email. In off the hold list w/ some $ (167/2.84). Really excited to be moving to St. Louis
buslaw4302 wrote:Now that I get to join this party, where does everyone seem to be living? I have never been to the midwest but cant wait to go visit later this month.
gk101 wrote:buslaw4302 wrote:Now that I get to join this party, where does everyone seem to be living? I have never been to the midwest but cant wait to go visit later this month.
Clayton and CWE seem to be the more popular choices. Go on the admitted students site and look at the housing surveys to get a better idea.
How many people typically show up for these housing events? I am going to be driving down from chicago on the 17th and stay there through the 19th. Since I didn't get a chance to go to the ASW's I am looking forward to this visit
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