UChicago Class of 2013

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Chareth Cutestory
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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby Chareth Cutestory » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:06 pm

I'm a little late to this party, but I'll be joining you all in Hyde Park in September. Can't wait to meet everyone. Anyone else going the same route as me and doing minimal prep? I can't imagine it could be too critical, especially given Chicago's unique take on basically everything.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby cranberry » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:39 pm

All I've done this summer is read about fifty pages of Getting to Maybe, swim, and watch the third season of True Blood. I hope we're not doomed

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:05 pm

I've read 1L and freaked myself out, as I was expecting more free-time than that.

Am I wrong in assuming those arriving a week or two before orientation are SOL for gym use until actual classes start? I'm desperately craving some basketball action..

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby Chareth Cutestory » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:14 am

JollyGreenGiant wrote:I've read 1L and freaked myself out, as I was expecting more free-time than that.

Am I wrong in assuming those arriving a week or two before orientation are SOL for gym use until actual classes start? I'm desperately craving some basketball action..


I was wondering the same thing. My guess is that we have to wait until the official start of the fall quarter. I'm a pretty bad basketball player, but that's never stopped me from wanting to play.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby ChaotiCait » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:39 am

cranberry wrote:All I've done this summer is read about fifty pages of Getting to Maybe, swim, and watch the third season of True Blood. I hope we're not doomed


Woo Trueblood! I think at least one apartment in Regents should have HBO/ Showtime and a good TV, and then we can all chip in and watch together.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby Emma. » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:00 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:I've read 1L and freaked myself out, as I was expecting more free-time than that.

Am I wrong in assuming those arriving a week or two before orientation are SOL for gym use until actual classes start? I'm desperately craving some basketball action..


I'll be in town next week, and I'm going to stop by Ratner and see what the deal is. I'll let you know.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby pehaigllleises » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:05 pm

Last year I got my student ID in August and was able to access all facilities right away.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby miamiman » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:13 pm

Emma. wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:I've read 1L and freaked myself out, as I was expecting more free-time than that.

Am I wrong in assuming those arriving a week or two before orientation are SOL for gym use until actual classes start? I'm desperately craving some basketball action..


I'll be in town next week, and I'm going to stop by Ratner and see what the deal is. I'll let you know.


I'm in town now. I went into Ratner last night just to survey the lay of the land; I'll get back to you when I speak to the manager.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby marburger06 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:23 am

miamiman wrote:
Emma. wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:I've read 1L and freaked myself out, as I was expecting more free-time than that.

Am I wrong in assuming those arriving a week or two before orientation are SOL for gym use until actual classes start? I'm desperately craving some basketball action..


I'll be in town next week, and I'm going to stop by Ratner and see what the deal is. I'll let you know.


I'm in town now. I went into Ratner last night just to survey the lay of the land; I'll get back to you when I speak to the manager.


No need for that. Just go to the student ID office in Regenstein (the big undergrad library) and get your ID; it takes 5 minutes, if that. I believe last year though I couldn't get it till Aug 15 or something, but call and double check.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby trifles000 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:55 pm

anyone else here planning on reading that devil in the white city book chicago recommends? i got it from amazon the other day, and it looks pretty dry to say the least...

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby ellewoods110 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:24 pm

trifles000 wrote:anyone else here planning on reading that devil in the white city book chicago recommends? i got it from amazon the other day, and it looks pretty dry to say the least...


I bought it too, but I haven't started it yet. We'll see...

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby onwisconsin25 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:08 pm

we had to read devil in the white city in high school and i was really bored by it. Basically every chapter switches between a) the planning and execution of the world's fair in chicago which was held in hyde park where the museum campus is now and b) the plot of a mass murderer who murdered in hyde park around that time. It's all true and it gives you a sense of the area but i didn't really like it.

If you're looking for a different one along the same lines, Compulsion is really good. It's about Leopold and Loeb (who went to U of C undergrad) and also takes place in Hyde Park.

If you're looking for a good summer read, I read The Help and Orange is the New Black and they were both great!

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby jitsrenzo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:19 pm

Wow, "boring" is the last thing I thought I'd hear people use to describe Devil in the White City. That book was great!

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:57 am

jitsrenzo wrote:Wow, "boring" is the last thing I thought I'd hear people use to describe Devil in the White City. That book was great!


+1 I thought it was really good

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby onwisconsin25 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:30 pm

i didn't HATE it, just not my favorite book i've ever read

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:39 pm

After a tough decision between purchasing Devil in the White City or Madden '11 tomorrow...... I've decided Aaron Rodgers needs me.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby gotmilk? » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:23 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:After a tough decision between purchasing Devil in the White City or Madden '11 tomorrow...... I've decided Aaron Rodgers needs me.


good choice, sir. Go 49ers though...

Is reading Getting to Maybe really such a good idea? I guess I could go pick it up. Anyone find it helpful?

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby TaipeiMort » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:17 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
jitsrenzo wrote:Wow, "boring" is the last thing I thought I'd hear people use to describe Devil in the White City. That book was great!


+1 I thought it was really good


Yeah it was a great book. I might take breaks from class now to dig around Englewood looking for Holmes' victims.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby ellewoods110 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:18 pm

Does anyone know when we'll get our schedules or book lists? I'd like to be able to shop around for cheaper books. I know the June letter said "late summer," but I thought maybe someone had heard something more concrete.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby Emma. » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:15 pm

Went by the student ID office today, they said we can pick up our IDs on Monday.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:50 pm

Emma. wrote:Went by the student ID office today, they said we can pick up our IDs on Monday.

Awesome. Are you all moved in, Emma?

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby Emma. » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:07 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Emma. wrote:Went by the student ID office today, they said we can pick up our IDs on Monday.

Awesome. Are you all moved in, Emma?


Yeah, I'm getting there. My place is still kind of a mess, but should be finished unpacking this weekend. I'm stoked with my apartment.

My father is in town right now so I took him down to school today to look around. We ended up meeting Bob, the building manager, who gave us a pretty funny "behind the scenes" tour.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby Emma. » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:36 pm

boo jersey shore wrote:
Emma. wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Emma. wrote:Went by the student ID office today, they said we can pick up our IDs on Monday.

Awesome. Are you all moved in, Emma?


Yeah, I'm getting there. My place is still kind of a mess, but should be finished unpacking this weekend. I'm stoked with my apartment.

My father is in town right now so I took him down to school today to look around. We ended up meeting Bob, the building manager, who gave us a pretty funny "behind the scenes" tour.

It was good to see you. Good luck at your random TTT ( :wink: )


By the time you get back from NYC I'm going to be out of town for a couple weeks, but hopefully we can catch up again before you are too caught up in classes.

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Re: UChicago Class of 2013

Postby ChaotiCait » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:05 pm

Does anyone know how tall the ceilings are in Regents park? I'm actually trying to figure out how tall the windows are.




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