Berkeley Class of 2013

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Rotor
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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Rotor » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:45 pm

bilbobaggins wrote:The skewers, if installed properly will not mess up your bike. However, it is extremely important that they are fitted as snugly and tightly as possible.

As with most things- if your bike is not the least protected and not the most expensive, it will likely be fine. I have never had an issue, nor heard of anyone having an issue with locking his or her bike in front of Boalt as long as it was properly locked.

Just be careful not to overtorque some brands. My first attempt at locking skewers (on the very cheap end of the spectrum...~$20) ended tragically when I said to myself if tight is good, tighter must be better and I stripped out the skewer. Glad I experimented on my wife's bike first!! :)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby BerkTownBoaltie » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:28 am

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:16 am

Does anyone know if there is a way to get early access to campus facilities--specifically, the gym? I am arriving next week and would like to be able to workout for the 2 weeks + before classses begin.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:08 am

As the Boalt resident gym rat, I can answer this. You have to pay 10 bucks for the summer membership, and then pay 10 again for fall. However, if you feel 10 extra dollars is worth it for 2 weeks gym access (like I did), it is possible. Just go to the window outside RSF.


Well worth it. Thanks, Amy. Helpful as always.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby tintin » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:34 pm

anyone know of any good bike mobs in the east bay?

/ anyone else interested in going for rides?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:24 pm

Arrived today and super glad to be here. If anyone wants to meet up, shoot me a PM.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:57 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a way to get early access to campus facilities--specifically, the gym? I am arriving next week and would like to be able to workout for the 2 weeks + before classses begin.


As the Boalt resident gym rat, I can answer this. You have to pay 10 bucks for the summer membership, and then pay 10 again for fall. However, if you feel 10 extra dollars is worth it for 2 weeks gym access (like I did), it is possible. Just go to the window outside RSF.


Laaaamesauce. They must have changed the rules this year. I went by the gym today and they told me I could not have gym access until August 10th. I told them that I wanted to pay $10 for the summer session and then $10 more for fall; but they said that, since I am not currently enrolled in any classes, I am not eligible for the $10 summer session deal. They then told me I could pay $99 for the next two weeks :roll:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:54 pm

Yeah, it was definitely different last year. You mentioned you were starting as a law student in the fall, right?


Yep-multiple times. I wonder, were you a student at Cal previously? She told me that had I been a Cal student the prior semester, I could do it, but since I am not enrolled until the fall, I can not get a $10 membership until then. August 10 was the date she gave me.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby gymboree » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:02 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:
Shaggier1 wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a way to get early access to campus facilities--specifically, the gym? I am arriving next week and would like to be able to workout for the 2 weeks + before classses begin.


As the Boalt resident gym rat, I can answer this. You have to pay 10 bucks for the summer membership, and then pay 10 again for fall. However, if you feel 10 extra dollars is worth it for 2 weeks gym access (like I did), it is possible. Just go to the window outside RSF.


Laaaamesauce. They must have changed the rules this year. I went by the gym today and they told me I could not have gym access until August 10th. I told them that I wanted to pay $10 for the summer session and then $10 more for fall; but they said that, since I am not currently enrolled in any classes, I am not eligible for the $10 summer session deal. They then told me I could pay $99 for the next two weeks :roll:


24 hour fitness will give you a free 7-day pass.
Here's the one on Addison:
http://www.24hourfitness.com/FindClubDe ... page-_-583
Here's the one on Solano:
http://www.24hourfitness.com/FindClubDe ... page-_-704

Because there are 2 Berkeley locations, use two 7-day passes and that should get you through to Aug. 10th!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:42 pm

24 hour fitness will give you a free 7-day pass.
Here's the one on Addison:
--LinkRemoved-- ... page-_-583
Here's the one on Solano:
--LinkRemoved-- ... page-_-704

Because there are 2 Berkeley locations, use two 7-day passes and that should get you through to Aug. 10th!


Just got back from the Addison location before reading this, haha. Good until the 3rd; then I will head to Solano. Thanks!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Island Girl » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 pm

Oi! Hello everyone! I'm back from vacation! Food and relaxation definitely recharged me. Orientation's fast approaching and I'm so excited/nervous!!! :D Are you guys attending the picnic on August 11?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby tintin » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:27 am

i don't have any family to go to the picnic with... lame.

is anyone else getting anxious?! school starts so soon. do we have to do anything for orientation to prepare or do we just show up?

I'm moving in on monday....yikes!!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Dignan » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:27 am

tintin wrote:i don't have any family to go to the picnic with... lame.

is anyone else getting anxious?! school starts so soon. do we have to do anything for orientation to prepare or do we just show up?

I (and I assume everyone else) got an orientation email from Dean Tom this afternoon. (Apparently, the admissions office runs orientation.) It seems clear that we just show up between 8:30 and 9:30 on August 12th. I don't think you need to do anything special to prepare for orientation. The main point of orientation is to prepare us for the start of classes on the 16th.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Island Girl » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:32 pm

tintin wrote:is anyone else getting anxious?!

I am! Haha. I try not to think too often about how fast the date is approaching. Good luck with the move! I hope you found a nice place!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby bilbobaggins » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:43 pm

Go to the picnic anyway. Most people don't have families there.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:42 pm

Go to the picnic anyway. Most people don't have families there.


Yea, I am attending without family.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby tintin » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:05 am

Shaggier1 wrote:
Go to the picnic anyway. Most people don't have families there.


Yea, I am attending without family.


+1

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Kronk » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:16 am

Shaggier1 wrote:
24 hour fitness will give you a free 7-day pass.
Here's the one on Addison:
--LinkRemoved-- ... page-_-583
Here's the one on Solano:
--LinkRemoved-- ... page-_-704

Because there are 2 Berkeley locations, use two 7-day passes and that should get you through to Aug. 10th!


Just got back from the Addison location before reading this, haha. Good until the 3rd; then I will head to Solano. Thanks!


Just fyi on the RSF issue, I am assuming everyone got the "we registered you for a placeholder course" email recently, and once that happens you are able to pay the $10 fee for the RSF that will go through August 17th or whenever. So if you don't want to drive to 24 Hour, that's now an option.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby screwsandboalts » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:42 pm

can anyone help? i'm trying to figure out how to pay this 20% on bearfacts - but i have no idea what to do because it says that my eft is not active -- can anyone give me a quick step by step? i was trying to follow along today but got so lost :(

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby gymboree » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:54 am

Everyone I know has the "EFT not active" message. But if you call (or go to the office), they can confirm that it is active. You can also tell that they have the information because once you click on activate again (as if you're going to enter the bank info again)... surprise! your bank info is already there.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Shaggier1 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:43 am

Everyone I know has the "EFT not active" message. But if you call (or go to the office), they can confirm that it is active. You can also tell that they have the information because once you click on activate again (as if you're going to enter the bank info again)... surprise! your bank info is already there.


It was mentioned today during the fin. aid discussion that EFT status is one of the glitches in their new system.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby tintin » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:28 am

so who's excited for homework this weekend....

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:35 am

Hahahahahahaha, we're in law school.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby Kronk » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:54 am

tintin wrote:so who's excited for homework this weekend....


Trying to figure out where on the Berkeley site it has our reading for the week, actually. Did the one for tomorrow.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2013

Postby calidreamin » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:22 am

Does anyone out here still need housing? I have a room to rent in a big 2 bedroom right next to campus. Let me know if anyone's interested in hearing more.




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