Texas 2013

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catharsis
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Sat May 22, 2010 12:42 am

f0bolous wrote:ok...i think i may have settled on a place: http://www.midtowncommons.com/

there is a metrorail stop literally a few steps away and apparently 15 min is the typical commute (on local roads)

do i have a winner? or are there negatives that i should know about?


not sure if you had seen this review but i found this on Yelp for ya- http://www.yelp.com/biz/midtown-commons ... ion-austin

it seems decent and the review had a pretty unbiased tone. it has positives and negatives just like any other place i would imagine. if you dont mind the commute then i say go for it (and if the pricing works for you of course).

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Sat May 22, 2010 12:45 am

Applicant2010 wrote:
catharsis wrote:
Applicant2010 wrote:So for parking...

Is the best idea to get a summer permit and renew for the Fall? Will that guarantee me a spot in SJG?


+1 im wondering the same! and when do they go on sale??


You can buy them now for $131 at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/webapps/ptnet/controller?command=showPTNetHome

Are you going to get one now or wait?

EDIT: I just bought it. I will definitely commute and do not want to risk the close garage.


so you purchased the SJG summer pass right? i wont really be using it in the summer even though im moving out there in July so im a little hesitant on buying that one even though it could secure me a spot for the fall (if i understand that correctly). ugh dont know what to do.. what's everyone thinking/doing?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Applicant2010 » Sat May 22, 2010 4:29 am

catharsis wrote:
Applicant2010 wrote:
catharsis wrote:
Applicant2010 wrote:So for parking...

Is the best idea to get a summer permit and renew for the Fall? Will that guarantee me a spot in SJG?


+1 im wondering the same! and when do they go on sale??


You can buy them now for $131 at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/webapps/ptnet/controller?command=showPTNetHome

Are you going to get one now or wait?

EDIT: I just bought it. I will definitely commute and do not want to risk the close garage.


so you purchased the SJG summer pass right? i wont really be using it in the summer even though im moving out there in July so im a little hesitant on buying that one even though it could secure me a spot for the fall (if i understand that correctly). ugh dont know what to do.. what's everyone thinking/doing?


I was told that "Your summer garage contract will automatically come up for fall renewal." I assume that to mean having a SJG pass during summer will put me on the auto-renewal list for fall. Worst case, I just donated a hundred dollars to UT. Best case, I will enter the law school building sweat-free and on time.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Sat May 22, 2010 4:21 pm

I'm really worried about my car melting now.

I'll be in town doing a walk thru of my place around June 15th...let me know if anyone would be in town and up for a drink or anything!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Sat May 22, 2010 6:31 pm

Pearalegal wrote:I'm really worried about my car melting now.

I'll be in town doing a walk thru of my place around June 15th...let me know if anyone would be in town and up for a drink or anything!


my birthday! :D hope the walk thru goes well! and dont worry about your car melting-- with some tint and a sun-shade window visor it'll be fine.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat May 22, 2010 10:28 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:I was told that if you bought a garage pass, you had a guaranteed spot (for the $600 permit). For the commuter permit or whatever (the longhorn lots?), its was like $130 for the year without a guaranteed spot. The ones on sale now are for the summer, and end on 8/31, so that won't work for us.

Anyone with some experience wanna shed some light? :)


I don't have direct experience but know a couple of people who have done each. You pretty much have it down. The C-Lot is less expensive but you are not guaranteed anything. From what I know about the garage spots, you aren't guaranteed a specific spot (like R-34, etc.) but they don't outsell the passes so you should always have a spot. In most garages, I believe they restrict what levels you can park on (typically above 3) and save the bottom floors for the non-pass users.

IMHO, it really depends on how risk adverse you are and on personal preference. I have also had a friend that drove in to an area where a bus picked up and then just rode in on the bus to campus. She didn't pay anything for parking and made it in plenty of time because she alloted enough time in her travel plans.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby toothless » Sun May 23, 2010 10:59 pm

I'm thinking about getting a studio at Mauna Kai--http://www.maunakaiaustin.com. Talked to the landlord over the phone and he sounded nice. But then I see some horrible reviews on them(rip off, poor management, etc etc) online... Any tips on this place? Thanks! :D

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Mon May 24, 2010 1:57 pm

toothless wrote:I'm thinking about getting a studio at Mauna Kai--http://www.maunakaiaustin.com. Talked to the landlord over the phone and he sounded nice. But then I see some horrible reviews on them(rip off, poor management, etc etc) online... Any tips on this place? Thanks! :D


I don't know anything personally besides looking at them...but you can find double the space for the same price, in the same general location. I would definitely look around before depositing, especially due to the reviews.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:03 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:I was told that if you bought a garage pass, you had a guaranteed spot (for the $600 permit). For the commuter permit or whatever (the longhorn lots?), its was like $130 for the year without a guaranteed spot. The ones on sale now are for the summer, and end on 8/31, so that won't work for us.

Anyone with some experience wanna shed some light? :)


I don't have direct experience but know a couple of people who have done each. You pretty much have it down. The C-Lot is less expensive but you are not guaranteed anything. From what I know about the garage spots, you aren't guaranteed a specific spot (like R-34, etc.) but they don't outsell the passes so you should always have a spot. In most garages, I believe they restrict what levels you can park on (typically above 3) and save the bottom floors for the non-pass users.

IMHO, it really depends on how risk adverse you are and on personal preference. I have also had a friend that drove in to an area where a bus picked up and then just rode in on the bus to campus. She didn't pay anything for parking and made it in plenty of time because she alloted enough time in her travel plans.


Thanks!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby toothless » Mon May 24, 2010 2:09 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
toothless wrote:I'm thinking about getting a studio at Mauna Kai--http://www.maunakaiaustin.com. Talked to the landlord over the phone and he sounded nice. But then I see some horrible reviews on them(rip off, poor management, etc etc) online... Any tips on this place? Thanks! :D


I don't know anything personally besides looking at them...but you can find double the space for the same price, in the same general location. I would definitely look around before depositing, especially due to the reviews.


Thanks Pearalegal! Looking for apt is such a pain in the butt >.< Esp when I can't be in Austin to look at the places myself..

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mte84 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:23 pm

Hey guys! I am most likely attending UT in the fall, but am also on some (non-existant) waitlist action... Does anyone here know UT's position about remaining on waitlists following the deadline of the Letter of Intent?
Thanks!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Mon May 24, 2010 10:50 pm

mte84 wrote:Hey guys! I am most likely attending UT in the fall, but am also on some (non-existant) waitlist action... Does anyone here know UT's position about remaining on waitlists following the deadline of the Letter of Intent?
Thanks!


You have to withdraw.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby gmichaelbluth » Tue May 25, 2010 8:44 am

mte84 wrote:Hey guys! I am most likely attending UT in the fall, but am also on some (non-existant) waitlist action... Does anyone here know UT's position about remaining on waitlists following the deadline of the Letter of Intent?
Thanks!


I think you can remain on another waitlist, but if you're double-deposited, they're going to find out in June, and you have to choose.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Tue May 25, 2010 10:41 am

Pearalegal wrote:
toothless wrote:I'm thinking about getting a studio at Mauna Kai--http://www.maunakaiaustin.com. Talked to the landlord over the phone and he sounded nice. But then I see some horrible reviews on them(rip off, poor management, etc etc) online... Any tips on this place? Thanks! :D


I don't know anything personally besides looking at them...but you can find double the space for the same price, in the same general location. I would definitely look around before depositing, especially due to the reviews.


oh man that place is pricey, but it sure is convenient though!

i just signed a lease at midtown commons. roughly 800 a month for 1br/1ba, covered parking, and right at the crestview metrorail station.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Tue May 25, 2010 4:26 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
mte84 wrote:Hey guys! I am most likely attending UT in the fall, but am also on some (non-existant) waitlist action... Does anyone here know UT's position about remaining on waitlists following the deadline of the Letter of Intent?
Thanks!


You have to withdraw.



I really, really hope this is false. I'm also riding a couple waitlists up here in the East and I don't know if those will be resolved before we have to submit the letter of intent.

By the way, when do we have to submit that letter?

And where can I get some solid info about whether I'll have to withdraw from the waitlists?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby gmichaelbluth » Tue May 25, 2010 6:25 pm

macunaima wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
mte84 wrote:Hey guys! I am most likely attending UT in the fall, but am also on some (non-existant) waitlist action... Does anyone here know UT's position about remaining on waitlists following the deadline of the Letter of Intent?
Thanks!


You have to withdraw.



I really, really hope this is false. I'm also riding a couple waitlists up here in the East and I don't know if those will be resolved before we have to submit the letter of intent.

By the way, when do we have to submit that letter?

And where can I get some solid info about whether I'll have to withdraw from the waitlists?


This isn't exactly solid info, but some postings from 2 years ago seem to confirm that you have to withdraw if you're enrolled at another school, but not if you're on another school's waitlist: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34523.

Dean Ingram responded to an inquiry about a second deposit on Freshlaw saying "The Law School does not require a second enrollment deposit. However, we do require a Letter of Intent (LOI) be submitted to reflect your commitment to attend the Law School and withdraw from any other schools. Your original admission letter has detailed information about both. The LOI will be sent by email June 1 and is due back to the admissions office by June 22. Additional information will be available in the next week or so on Freshlaw as well."

So we should have some solid info soon.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Tue May 25, 2010 8:26 pm

philosoraptor wrote:I'd never heard of "fixed gear" before I saw your post and googled it. What is the advantage there? Seems like it would suck not to be able to coast, but then again my bike knowledge is limited to getting from point A to point B without dying in a fiery crash.


One "advantage" is gaining hipster street cred.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Tue May 25, 2010 8:48 pm

gmichaelbluth wrote:This isn't exactly solid info, but some postings from 2 years ago seem to confirm that you have to withdraw if you're enrolled at another school, but not if you're on another school's waitlist: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34523.

Dean Ingram responded to an inquiry about a second deposit on Freshlaw saying "The Law School does not require a second enrollment deposit. However, we do require a Letter of Intent (LOI) be submitted to reflect your commitment to attend the Law School and withdraw from any other schools. Your original admission letter has detailed information about both. The LOI will be sent by email June 1 and is due back to the admissions office by June 22. Additional information will be available in the next week or so on Freshlaw as well."

So we should have some solid info soon.



Thanks for the info.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Tue May 25, 2010 8:52 pm

JordynAsh wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'd never heard of "fixed gear" before I saw your post and googled it. What is the advantage there? Seems like it would suck not to be able to coast, but then again my bike knowledge is limited to getting from point A to point B without dying in a fiery crash.


One "advantage" is gaining hipster street cred.
Hmm, that is a legitimate concern. If I don't have a fixed-gear bike, can I compensate by riding a mountain bike in the city ironically?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Tue May 25, 2010 8:53 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
JordynAsh wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'd never heard of "fixed gear" before I saw your post and googled it. What is the advantage there? Seems like it would suck not to be able to coast, but then again my bike knowledge is limited to getting from point A to point B without dying in a fiery crash.


One "advantage" is gaining hipster street cred.
Hmm, that is a legitimate concern. If I don't have a fixed-gear bike, can I compensate by riding a mountain bike in the city ironically?


That's a start. http://www.hipsterpuppies.tumblr.com is also helpful.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby jsarna1 » Tue May 25, 2010 10:14 pm

Re: waitlists

The email about our letter of intent may tell us what we need to do. Otherwise you can probably call and find out?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed May 26, 2010 3:26 pm

Re: Parking

I contacted the parking office to see about getting a permit in the garage for next year, and this is the response I got:

Mcflooter;

At this time, I can only promise that Manor, Trinity & Guadalupe garages will definitely have permits available. The rest of the garages, if they haven’t sold out during summer to fall &/or annual permit renewals & transfers, will have limited numbers of permits that will be sold first come, first served through the Parking Profiles. We won’t know the numbers available until 8/9/2010.

You can read more about all the permit types & 2010/2011 permit availability here: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/student/. Use the imbedded links to find out more about each permit type.


David Doane

Parking & Transportation


Maybe Applicant2010 had the right idea about that summer permit...

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Wed May 26, 2010 3:28 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:Re: Parking

I contacted the parking office to see about getting a permit in the garage for next year, and this is the response I got:

Mcflooter;

At this time, I can only promise that Manor, Trinity & Guadalupe garages will definitely have permits available. The rest of the garages, if they haven’t sold out during summer to fall &/or annual permit renewals & transfers, will have limited numbers of permits that will be sold first come, first served through the Parking Profiles. We won’t know the numbers available until 8/9/2010.

You can read more about all the permit types & 2010/2011 permit availability here: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/student/. Use the imbedded links to find out more about each permit type.


David Doane

Parking & Transportation


Maybe Applicant2010 had the right idea about that summer permit...


damn. should we go for it, then?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Wed May 26, 2010 3:33 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:Re: Parking

I contacted the parking office to see about getting a permit in the garage for next year, and this is the response I got:

Mcflooter;

At this time, I can only promise that Manor, Trinity & Guadalupe garages will definitely have permits available. The rest of the garages, if they haven’t sold out during summer to fall &/or annual permit renewals & transfers, will have limited numbers of permits that will be sold first come, first served through the Parking Profiles. We won’t know the numbers available until 8/9/2010.

You can read more about all the permit types & 2010/2011 permit availability here: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/student/. Use the imbedded links to find out more about each permit type.


David Doane

Parking & Transportation


Maybe Applicant2010 had the right idea about that summer permit...


hmm...the wording kinda implies that the renewals are only for fall or annual passholders (and not summer ones)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed May 26, 2010 3:34 pm

adrib wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:Re: Parking

I contacted the parking office to see about getting a permit in the garage for next year, and this is the response I got:

Mcflooter;

At this time, I can only promise that Manor, Trinity & Guadalupe garages will definitely have permits available. The rest of the garages, if they haven’t sold out during summer to fall &/or annual permit renewals & transfers, will have limited numbers of permits that will be sold first come, first served through the Parking Profiles. We won’t know the numbers available until 8/9/2010.

You can read more about all the permit types & 2010/2011 permit availability here: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/student/. Use the imbedded links to find out more about each permit type.


David Doane

Parking & Transportation


Maybe Applicant2010 had the right idea about that summer permit...



damn. should we go for it, then?


Agggh I don't know. I would hate to spend an extra $130 on top of that $600 permit for the fall. :( But part of me realllly doesn't want to deal with those Longhorn Lots, or even risk it. I'm already melting here in Dallas, and its hotter in Austin!!




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