GULC c/o 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:51 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
starrydecisus wrote:billing statements are available. Just what we all want to see! haha.



Yikes, I prefer not to see actual numbers...... :|


+1

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby js87 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:15 pm

Anyone have the health insurance fee removed from their bill yet?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:54 pm

js87 wrote:Anyone have the health insurance fee removed from their bill yet?


I didn't and I did the survey quickly. The bill looks the exact same as last time. It looks like they deleted off tuition and Health Insurance and just put it back on. I don't know why they did it, but pretty sure it doesn't matter. Did anyones change at all?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:55 pm

Unitas wrote:
js87 wrote:Anyone have the health insurance fee removed from their bill yet?


I didn't and I did the survey quickly. The bill looks the exact same as last time. It looks like they deleted off tuition and Health Insurance and just put it back on. I don't know why they did it, but pretty sure it doesn't matter. Did anyones change at all?



Nope, mine is just like yours. Deleted tuition and health insurance and put it back. I also filled out the waiver as soon as it was up and it hasn't been removed yet.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby 02122015 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:03 pm

No move-in info for me yet. Did they put anything new online or anything?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:23 pm

THERE REALLY IS GOING TO BE A POOL PARTY!!!

(I'm not actually excited about swimming, just the The Good Wife. In The Good Wife, the two main characters, Will and Alicia, met at a pool party during Orientation)

According to the Gewirz letter I received in the mail today, it says, "A schedule of welcome events including the welcome reception for residents and their families, POOL PARTY, neighborhood tours, and outdoor cookout will be posted on our Website on August 1st."

Also for those who didn't receive their letter in the mail yet, here's the move-in times for Aug. 21. You can only check in during your time:

9am to 11am: 10th and 11th floor

11am to 1pm: 8th and 9th floor

1pm to 3pm: 6th and 7th floor

3pm to 5pm: 4th and 5th floor

5pm to 7pm: 2nd and 3rd floor

7pm to 8pm: late arrivals

Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, you can check in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 5p.m.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby 02122015 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:59 pm

For those of us living in Gewirz, you can find out your mailing addresses (not physical) by going into MyAccess and viewing addresses and phones.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:00 pm

We're having a pool party?!? lololol

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:45 pm

Can I come to the pool party if I am living off campus?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:08 pm

volsi wrote:Can I come to the pool party if I am living off campus?


You can come as my friend/family.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:32 pm

nowinGA wrote:
volsi wrote:Can I come to the pool party if I am living off campus?


You can come as my friend/family.


Thanks, sis. :)

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby jamie38 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:11 pm

Hey everyone, new to the board! But I've been reading and a lot of your posts have been helpful.

I'm going to DC this weekend to look for an apartment and I was wondering if anyone knows of a good realtor to call or just has any advice in general.

Also if anyone is looking for a roommate let me know (I'm a girl Jamie if it matters).

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Rocketman11 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:58 pm

jamie38 wrote:Hey everyone, new to the board! But I've been reading and a lot of your posts have been helpful.

I'm going to DC this weekend to look for an apartment and I was wondering if anyone knows of a good realtor to call or just has any advice in general.

Also if anyone is looking for a roommate let me know (I'm a girl Jamie if it matters).


Hi

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:50 pm

jamie38 wrote:Hey everyone, new to the board! But I've been reading and a lot of your posts have been helpful.

I'm going to DC this weekend to look for an apartment and I was wondering if anyone knows of a good realtor to call or just has any advice in general.

Also if anyone is looking for a roommate let me know (I'm a girl Jamie if it matters).


Just an FYI, no matter what Rocketman may say he is a man.... Hi btw. :)

I made a list up of stuff we may need for dorms. Please feel free to add to it and I'll adjust the list. I tried to avoid items most will just get on their first trip to the store.


Bedroom:
- Bed sheets (extra long twin mattresses are 39"x 80)
-Mattress Pad and/or Cushion (extra long twin mattresses are 39"x 80)
- Pillow(s)
- Blanket
-Clothes hangers
-Clothes basket
- TV
-Computer
-Cables for TV and Internet
-Curtains
-Curtain Rod
-Large Surge Suppressor
-Bug Spray (Yes I will have bug spray)
-Alarm Clock
-Picture frame (Digital I will have)
-Printer
-Router (if using multiple computers and want a hard connection – is that allowed?)
- Tissues
-Small Trash Can

Bathroom:
-Towels
-Floor Mat (Find out from roommates who is bringing or buy later. Bathrooms probably all need one)
-Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bath caddy or wire rack
- Toilet paper (I suggest a year supply - Costco)
-Small Trash Can
-Plunger (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – everyone needs one)
-Toilet scrubber
-Shower Mirror (for shaving)

Kitchen:
- Small microwave oven (there is a microwave oven cabinet in each kitchen which measures 21" wide x 12" deep x 15" high).
-Coffee Maker (I have a Keurig)
-Kitchen towels
-Magnet clasps for bags
-Pot holders
-Paper towels
-Cups
-Coffee cups
-Bowls and plates (Paper and regular)
-Spatulas
- Forks, knifes, and spoons
- Pots and pans
-Trash Can
-Trash Bags (Costco again)
-Dish draining rack

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby gilchristh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:49 am

Unitas wrote:I made a list up of stuff we may need for dorms. Please feel free to add to it and I'll adjust the list. I tried to avoid items most will just get on their first trip to the store.
...
-Cables for... Internet
-Router (if using multiple computers and want a hard connection – is that allowed?)

Not necessary. The entire campus is setup with wireless internet, including the dorms. Two fewer items you need!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:26 am

gilchristh wrote:
Unitas wrote:I made a list up of stuff we may need for dorms. Please feel free to add to it and I'll adjust the list. I tried to avoid items most will just get on their first trip to the store.
...
-Cables for... Internet
-Router (if using multiple computers and want a hard connection – is that allowed?)

Not necessary. The entire campus is setup with wireless internet, including the dorms. Two fewer items you need!


I'm a dork and like hard wired connections whenever I can. How is the wireless internet? Great, Good, Ok, Bad?

Thanks by the way for all the information you give us. It's wonderful. Sorry I thought someone else was you.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby DanInALionsDen » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:48 am

So if we want the insurance money refunded, what do we have to do? And will the money go back into out budget (so we get it back in a refund) or will our budget be $1,800 less?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:22 pm

Not to be forward, but the insurance is really cheap for what it is. Are you guys who are declining it covered by parent or spouse plans that are superior? I just can't see getting a cheaper plan independently and having it actually cover anything. I had employer health insurance that was better than this, but not unimaginably so and my COBRA was 640 a month. This is 1800 a year...

am I missing something?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:34 pm

volsi wrote:Not to be forward, but the insurance is really cheap for what it is. Are you guys who are declining it covered by parent or spouse plans that are superior? I just can't see getting a cheaper plan independently and having it actually cover anything. I had employer health insurance that was better than this, but not unimaginably so and my COBRA was 640 a month. This is 1800 a year...

am I missing something?


With the new Obama stuff, many people can be on their parent's insurance for much longer than they could before (thought that likely still costs their parents more than $1800/year in dependent coverage)...that is my only guess. I am happy to leave my $700+ cobra for $1800/year!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby gilchristh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:36 pm

Unitas wrote:I'm a dork and like hard wired connections whenever I can. How is the wireless internet? Great, Good, Ok, Bad?

From my experience and rumblings, connection speed varies. Sometimes it's great, and sometimes it's overloaded and slow. I'm pretty sure you could pick up an Apple Airport Express and setup a mini-network that would be more than sufficient for your room, but that's probably worth double-checking with tech services: The email address for student technology questions is studenthelp@law.georgetown.edu.
Unitas wrote:Thanks by the way for all the information you give us. It's wonderful. Sorry I thought someone else was you.

I'm happy to help, and no worries--no offense taken! I'll work on setting up a get-together once you're all safely checked in so you all can hopefully feel a little less like isolated 1Ls (which is easy to do when every class you have is with the same section-mates) ... That way, you'll have some friendly (and experienced) faces wandering around campus, should you need us. I'll be at the main campus for all my classes this year (it's my MBA year), but I'll grab a few others to introduce you to, plus I'll be nearby and I'm sure I'll hit several events at the law center. Then we'll meet up again your 2L year when I'm sure some of us will be in the same classes!

Come to think of it, I'm strategically well-placed: I can ask my 1L friends (and my roommate-to-be, in particular) for guidance on all the typical 2L and 3L stuff I'll be doing with you all... so even though I'll be losing my one year of seniority, I can still be the information hookup :wink:

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Rocketman11 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:01 pm

nowinGA wrote:
volsi wrote:Not to be forward, but the insurance is really cheap for what it is. Are you guys who are declining it covered by parent or spouse plans that are superior? I just can't see getting a cheaper plan independently and having it actually cover anything. I had employer health insurance that was better than this, but not unimaginably so and my COBRA was 640 a month. This is 1800 a year...

am I missing something?


With the new Obama stuff, many people can be on their parent's insurance for much longer than they could before (thought that likely still costs their parents more than $1800/year in dependent coverage)...that is my only guess. I am happy to leave my $700+ cobra for $1800/year!


When I was uninsured I was paying $50/month for independent insurance. It only covered major things / catastrophes but I havent been sick in many years so who needs all that office visit stuff.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby DanInALionsDen » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:50 pm

I'm on my parent's insurance.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby 02122015 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:28 pm

If I wanted the same coverage on my mom's plan, it would cost more. Companies like to subsidize employee coverage, plus employee coverage is basic and thus less risky, while spouse and child (lol at calling us children) coverage is usually supplemental/voluntary, and thus riskier to the insurer, and thus more expensive. I'm guessing the student GULC deal has overall low rates due to the mandatory coverage and a young group, but we have to pay the whole premium, since we are students, not full-time employees.

I work in insurance, but not health insurance, but lots of the factors are the same.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby js87 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:16 pm

Dan -- there's a waiver on MyAccess you can fill out to waive the insurance. You can only waive it if you're already covered.

volsi wrote:Not to be forward, but the insurance is really cheap for what it is. Are you guys who are declining it covered by parent or spouse plans that are superior? I just can't see getting a cheaper plan independently and having it actually cover anything. I had employer health insurance that was better than this, but not unimaginably so and my COBRA was 640 a month. This is 1800 a year...

am I missing something?


I'm still covered by my parents plan for a couple years, so I plan on freeloading off of that for as long as possible :lol:

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:01 pm

js87 wrote:Dan -- there's a waiver on MyAccess you can fill out to waive the insurance. You can only waive it if you're already covered.

volsi wrote:Not to be forward, but the insurance is really cheap for what it is. Are you guys who are declining it covered by parent or spouse plans that are superior? I just can't see getting a cheaper plan independently and having it actually cover anything. I had employer health insurance that was better than this, but not unimaginably so and my COBRA was 640 a month. This is 1800 a year...

am I missing something?


I'm still covered by my parents plan for a couple years, so I plan on freeloading off of that for as long as possible :lol:

Exactly. With my mom's plan, I'm covered til I'm 26 as long as I'm a full-time student. That was the case before the health care bill. So I don't need to pay the $1,800 a year because her's is really good and free (for me lol)




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