Michigan Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)

Is the Michigan 2013 class:

The best ever?
2
15%
The bestest ever?
4
31%
The best there has ever been?
7
54%
 
Total votes: 13

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Shlonster
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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby Shlonster » Sat May 15, 2010 2:32 pm

doinmybest wrote:
I'm on the opposite side. I wonder if I have a quad view or street view...


I just emailed the lady that sent me the lease - she was pretty quick and nice about giving me some info on the room. Not suggesting that everyone start emailing her and asking, but it's an option.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby tangential886 » Sun May 16, 2010 12:06 am

doinmybest wrote:
I'm on the opposite side. I wonder if I have a quad view or street view...


Another first floor kid here. I'm A11-1. How do I tell which side that's on/what I have a view of?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby snickersnicker » Sun May 16, 2010 1:24 pm

Now I feel left out for living off-campus... :?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby e_ticket » Sun May 16, 2010 1:24 pm

tangential886 wrote:
doinmybest wrote:
I'm on the opposite side. I wonder if I have a quad view or street view...


Another first floor kid here. I'm A11-1. How do I tell which side that's on/what I have a view of?


The bottom floor of A Block is a little bit weird. A11 is a double, I think, and most doubles in blocks like A have common rooms which face the quad and bedrooms which face the street. So you should get a little bit of both.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby KeepitKind » Sun May 16, 2010 1:28 pm

b14 here, can't wait to meet everyone!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby tamlyric » Sun May 16, 2010 1:31 pm

snickersnicker wrote:Now I feel left out for living off-campus... :?

Ha! Me too. I'm sure the feeling will be fleeting once classes start. :wink:

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby snickersnicker » Sun May 16, 2010 2:04 pm

True story. Thankfully there's no LC during summer start and everyone I'm living with is a 1L, so I won't have anything to miss out on!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby tangential886 » Sun May 16, 2010 6:10 pm

e_ticket wrote:
tangential886 wrote:
doinmybest wrote:
I'm on the opposite side. I wonder if I have a quad view or street view...


Another first floor kid here. I'm A11-1. How do I tell which side that's on/what I have a view of?


The bottom floor of A Block is a little bit weird. A11 is a double, I think, and most doubles in blocks like A have common rooms which face the quad and bedrooms which face the street. So you should get a little bit of both.


A little weird? And on my lease, it lists the room type as single. Is that just talking about the bedroom itself and I'm in a double?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby starstruck393 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:03 pm

tangential886 wrote:
e_ticket wrote:
tangential886 wrote:
doinmybest wrote:
I'm on the opposite side. I wonder if I have a quad view or street view...


Another first floor kid here. I'm A11-1. How do I tell which side that's on/what I have a view of?


The bottom floor of A Block is a little bit weird. A11 is a double, I think, and most doubles in blocks like A have common rooms which face the quad and bedrooms which face the street. So you should get a little bit of both.


A little weird? And on my lease, it lists the room type as single. Is that just talking about the bedroom itself and I'm in a double?


It sounds like you have a single, then. They'd tell you if you had a double, or a single suite (two separate singles connected by a common bathroom)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby starstruck393 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:05 pm

snickersnicker wrote:Now I feel left out for living off-campus... :?


Join the club. I would have loved to live in the castle, but it wasn't meant to be. Sigh...

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby tamlyric » Sun May 16, 2010 10:16 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
snickersnicker wrote:Now I feel left out for living off-campus... :?


Join the club. I would have loved to live in the castle, but it wasn't meant to be. Sigh...


Support group, anyone? :lol:

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby starstruck393 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:20 pm

tamlyric wrote:
starstruck393 wrote:
snickersnicker wrote:Now I feel left out for living off-campus... :?


Join the club. I would have loved to live in the castle, but it wasn't meant to be. Sigh...


Support group, anyone? :lol:


I'm down for that

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby snickersnicker » Sun May 16, 2010 10:20 pm

I'm actually not really jealous. I cook too much to not have a kitchen, and though I would love to eat Big Ten Burrito and Earthen Jar and Amer's everyday my 1L year, it would not be kind to my pocketbook or figure. I'll just have to find a fellow 1L to share my loft with come fall.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby ShibaDan » Sun May 16, 2010 10:45 pm

thalassocrat wrote:
def2104 wrote:ごめんね!日本語が分かるん?


Unfortunately I don't actually know Japanese. I can understand some spoken & recognize a few hiragana, but that's about it. :( Learned about Mameshiba when someone linked the videos on another site a few weeks back.


Ahhh, well you still get awesome points in my book. :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby ShibaDan » Sun May 16, 2010 10:54 pm

def2104 wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:
def2104 wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:
THE LASSOCRAT IS THAT A TIGER MAMESHIBA IN YOURE TAR!?!?!? sorry, I just saw it. mame mame, shiba shiba!


Yes, yes it is. :lol:

Also it's thalassocrat, not the lassocrat, but don't worry. Happens all the time.


ごめんね!日本語が分かるん?


I've been mostly lurking, but since Japanese was posted...

少しはできる!大学で勉強したけど、このごろあまり話さない。。。

Well, that was probably all kinds of grammatically incorrect. How long have you been living in Nara? I've been there a couple of times, though last time a deer tried to eat part of my sweater :?

Also, my lease says I'm on the 3rd floor of the LC. Are bathrooms on the 2nd floor?


僕は大学でぜんぜん勉強しなかった、でも今まで一年半ぐらい日本住んでいる。僕の文法はいつもちがおでもペラーペラー好きやで!

Also, on a thread related note, I am kind of jealous I'm not in the LC. I can't wait to move into my apartment though! Is anyone interested in a BBQ during orientation week? Apparently my apartment has a nice backyard, that will be useful for all of 2 months of the school year haha.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby Geat27 » Sun May 16, 2010 11:05 pm

I am a Michigan student who has just finished my 1L year. I'm staying up late tonight working on (of all things) a law journal application. I'm volunteering to answer any questions about what the first year is like at Michigan in particular.

I posted in the main Class of 2013 forum, too -- but couldn't delete it. Sorry for the redundancy. This is where I meant to post.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby tamlyric » Sun May 16, 2010 11:16 pm

Good luck on the journal application, Geat! Thanks for answering questions. :D

There seems to be some scuttlebutt in another thread about OCI being a bloodbath at Michigan this past year. Does this square with what you're seen, heard, read?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby byunbee » Sun May 16, 2010 11:18 pm

tamlyric wrote:Good luck on the journal application, Geat! Thanks for answering questions. :D

There seems to be some scuttlebutt in another thread about OCI being a bloodbath at Michigan this past year. Does this square with what you're seen, heard, read?


+1

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby e_ticket » Sun May 16, 2010 11:43 pm

tangential886 wrote:
e_ticket wrote:
tangential886 wrote:
doinmybest wrote:
I'm on the opposite side. I wonder if I have a quad view or street view...


Another first floor kid here. I'm A11-1. How do I tell which side that's on/what I have a view of?


The bottom floor of A Block is a little bit weird. A11 is a double, I think, and most doubles in blocks like A have common rooms which face the quad and bedrooms which face the street. So you should get a little bit of both.


A little weird? And on my lease, it lists the room type as single. Is that just talking about the bedroom itself and I'm in a double?



My apologies! By double, I meant two singles connected by a common room (maybe suite is the appropriate term). The reason I think that is because most room assignments don't have the "-1" attached to the room number. I had a single last year, and most singles just have a letter and a number (e.g. D12, E16). I always assumed that the "-1" and the "-2" meant that you had one of the two rooms in suite A11.

I only say A block is weird in that, as far as I know, it is has an unusual setup on the first floor. I haven't been in all of the blocks, but A might be the only South U. block with a first-floor suite.

A block may have an unusual set up, but it is definitely the most convenient block on the quad. If last year was any indication, the LC likes to fill it up with cool girls. For your sake, I hope the trend continues 8) .

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby goblue1646 » Sun May 16, 2010 11:55 pm

I'm in J25, yay second floor! does anyone know where J is??? :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby Geat27 » Sun May 16, 2010 11:56 pm

tamlyric wrote:There seems to be some scuttlebutt in another thread about OCI being a bloodbath at Michigan this past year. Does this square with what you're seen, heard, read?


Yes. I wasn't there, and this is all just anecdotal, but every 2L I've talked with about it said it was very hard. I know a few good students who got no offers. A lot of 2Ls are working in non-firm jobs this summer because of it.


This year: it's probably going to be better than last year, but still really tough. No one actually knows how it will be, but that is the most frequently heard prediction.



Note: It seems like the 2008 OCI was even worse. Not only were offers hard to get, but a lot of people who worked as associates that summer didn't get job offers when the summer ended. That happened to a 3L who tutored me last semester -- like most of the tutors working for Student Affairs, he was one of the best students at Michigan in terms of grades. He got 2 offers, and after finishing work as a summer associate, didn't get a job offer.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby goblue1646 » Sun May 16, 2010 11:56 pm

goblue1646 wrote:I'm in J25, yay second floor! does anyone know where J is??? :)



aka: is it also filled with cool girls?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby e_ticket » Mon May 17, 2010 12:35 am

goblue1646 wrote:
goblue1646 wrote:I'm in J25, yay second floor! does anyone know where J is??? :)



aka: is it also filled with cool girls?



I'm not sure if things stay the same year to year, but this past year J was a girls block. Size-wise, J is a mansion. J is one of the biggest blocks, and since it houses so many people, I can't guarantee 100% cool girls. :wink: That said, I knew a lot of coolios in J.

As far as location, J is in the northeast corner. It is the farthest block from classes and the closest to the South U. bars. I think it is also directly above the water heater that services the whole LC, so you don't have to wait long for the showers to heat up. Bonus!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon May 17, 2010 12:57 am

def2104 wrote:僕は大学でぜんぜん勉強しなかった、でも今まで一年半ぐらい日本住んでいる。僕の文法はいつもちがおでもペラーペラー好きやで!

Also, on a thread related note, I am kind of jealous I'm not in the LC. I can't wait to move into my apartment though! Is anyone interested in a BBQ during orientation week? Apparently my apartment has a nice backyard, that will be useful for all of 2 months of the school year haha.


I'm up for a BBQ. Where are you living? Helmholtz and I are living in Harbor House

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby holydonkey » Mon May 17, 2010 1:29 am

Geat27 wrote:
tamlyric wrote:There seems to be some scuttlebutt in another thread about OCI being a bloodbath at Michigan this past year. Does this square with what you're seen, heard, read?
Yes. I wasn't there, and this is all just anecdotal, but every 2L I've talked with about it said it was very hard. I know a few good students who got no offers. A lot of 2Ls are working in non-firm jobs this summer because of it.
:| There I was, just about ready to go to sleep...




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