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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:38 pm
by beef wellington
I'll be there.

Also, I have a recommendation for cheap furniture

http://www.purchase.umd.edu/ttrader/

When U of Maryland gets rid of stuff from classrooms and offices they sell it here for prices that range from decent to amazing. I got a bomb office chair for less than $4!

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:39 am
by starrydecisus
For anyone who can't go that night, I'm sure we can always have an encore =)

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:03 am
by krivbehiv
Bahh..I've got my visa interview next week, hope they'll let me pass...so then i can officially begin to worry about where to live in D.C... :(

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:20 am
by Unitas
krivbehiv wrote:Bahh..I've got my visa interview next week, hope they'll let me pass...so then i can officially begin to worry about where to live in D.C... :(


Good luck. I don't have any experience with them to offer you advice. What country are you from though?

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:28 am
by krivbehiv
Unitas wrote:
krivbehiv wrote:Bahh..I've got my visa interview next week, hope they'll let me pass...so then i can officially begin to worry about where to live in D.C... :(


Good luck. I don't have any experience with them to offer you advice. What country are you from though?


Thanks :) . I'm from China. Rumor says they've previously rejected a CLS JD. So good luck to myself...

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:57 am
by Kim617
starrydecisus wrote:So the great GULC TLS Get Together.

Monday Aug. 23.

Rocket Bar in China Town.

8 p.m.?

Sounds good. I don't know where that is but maybe some of us can meet up beforehand or something.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:01 pm
by starrydecisus
Kim617 wrote:
starrydecisus wrote:So the great GULC TLS Get Together.

Monday Aug. 23.

Rocket Bar in China Town.

8 p.m.?

Sounds good. I don't know where that is but maybe some of us can meet up beforehand or something.


Kim, you're a Gewirzian right :) We can meet in the lobby or something and go over together!

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:19 pm
by gilchristh
apper123 wrote:can i, the awkward 2L transfer-in, come too? :-P

I'll be teaching an LSAT class online from 7-9:30-ish, but I can meet up with you all when I'm done... and I'll do my best to bring some of last year's TLS crew to introduce you to some 2Ls, apper.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:36 pm
by softrevolution
starrydecisus wrote:Kim, you're a Gewirzian right :) We can meet in the lobby or something and go over together!


I'm in Gewirz too and terrible with directions, so a powwow in the lobby definitely sounds good!

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:19 pm
by 02122015
softrevolution wrote:
starrydecisus wrote:Kim, you're a Gewirzian right :) We can meet in the lobby or something and go over together!


I'm in Gewirz too and terrible with directions, so a powwow in the lobby definitely sounds good!

I'm in Gewirz and I'm great with directions, so I think the lobby idea is a good one.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:28 pm
by 02122015
So, it's August now. We have classes this month.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:41 pm
by Kim617
MSPeast wrote:
softrevolution wrote:
starrydecisus wrote:Kim, you're a Gewirzian right :) We can meet in the lobby or something and go over together!


I'm in Gewirz too and terrible with directions, so a powwow in the lobby definitely sounds good!

I'm in Gewirz and I'm great with directions, so I think the lobby idea is a good one.

Perfect!

20 days 'til move-in!

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:53 pm
by Kim617
Question about Gewirz-- is there cable connection in the bedrooms and the common room? Like, a total of 3 tvs can have cable? Or is it just in each bedroom?

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:54 pm
by 02122015
Kim617 wrote:Question about Gewirz-- is there cable connection in the bedrooms and the common room? Like, a total of 3 tvs can have cable? Or is it just in each bedroom?

Hmm. I would at least presume that the common area would have a cable connection. I guess I'm wondering whether the bedrooms have cable connections if there is a common room.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:29 pm
by apper123
gilchristh wrote:
apper123 wrote:can i, the awkward 2L transfer-in, come too? :-P

I'll be teaching an LSAT class online from 7-9:30-ish, but I can meet up with you all when I'm done... and I'll do my best to bring some of last year's TLS crew to introduce you to some 2Ls, apper.


That would be great, thanks!

And if you have any housing suggestions, feel free to hit me with em'.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:41 pm
by Interminable_Waiting
Just spent the weekend at my new rowhouse in DC!!!! I'm excited to move down for good next Sunday!

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:54 pm
by apper123
where are y'all (sorry have lived in VA for the past 6 years even though I'm a northerner) living?

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:19 pm
by Interminable_Waiting
apper123 wrote:where are y'all (sorry have lived in VA for the past 6 years even though I'm a northerner) living?



I'm living down in Capitol Hill area, just north of Lincoln Park. I'm not really sure what the proper neighbohood term is. It is a nice area though, so I'm excited.

Not as excited to be sitting in Dulles right now.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:21 pm
by 02122015
Interminable_Waiting wrote:
apper123 wrote:where are y'all (sorry have lived in VA for the past 6 years even though I'm a northerner) living?



I'm living down in Capitol Hill area, just north of Lincoln Park. I'm not really sure what the proper neighbohood term is. It is a nice area though, so I'm excited.

Not as excited to be sitting in Dulles right now.

I think that's just Capitol Hill.

Also, lol @ Dulles.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:10 pm
by Burberry by Burberry
apper123 wrote:where are y'all (sorry have lived in VA for the past 6 years even though I'm a northerner) living?

A bunch of us TLSers are living at Gewirz, apper.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:16 pm
by dk8
apper123 wrote:where are y'all (sorry have lived in VA for the past 6 years even though I'm a northerner) living?


capitol hill near union station

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:36 pm
by Torvon
So anyone have any idea when they will make the budget increase request form available? I want to choose the +spouse option for insurance so I'm wondering when I could expect the increase in loan money. Will it be before it disburses?

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:48 pm
by Burberry by Burberry
Torvon wrote:So anyone have any idea when they will make the budget increase request form available? I want to choose the +spouse option for insurance so I'm wondering when I could expect the increase in loan money. Will it be before it disburses?

When I asked about the budget increase for laptops, I was told that they (financial aid) would probably be busy the first few weeks of classes and would process my request after everything settled down.

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:27 pm
by Torvon
Burberry by Burberry wrote:
Torvon wrote:So anyone have any idea when they will make the budget increase request form available? I want to choose the +spouse option for insurance so I'm wondering when I could expect the increase in loan money. Will it be before it disburses?

When I asked about the budget increase for laptops, I was told that they (financial aid) would probably be busy the first few weeks of classes and would process my request after everything settled down.


So wait, have you already submitted your request?

edit: Also, anyone know how liberal they are with their increasing of budgets? I'm going to be asking for an increase in loans for rent, spouse health insurance and a laptop. Any chance they turn any of that down?

Re: GULC c/o 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:02 am
by Burberry by Burberry
Torvon wrote:
Burberry by Burberry wrote:
Torvon wrote:So anyone have any idea when they will make the budget increase request form available? I want to choose the +spouse option for insurance so I'm wondering when I could expect the increase in loan money. Will it be before it disburses?

When I asked about the budget increase for laptops, I was told that they (financial aid) would probably be busy the first few weeks of classes and would process my request after everything settled down.


So wait, have you already submitted your request?

edit: Also, anyone know how liberal they are with their increasing of budgets? I'm going to be asking for an increase in loans for rent, spouse health insurance and a laptop. Any chance they turn any of that down?

No, I haven't. I had called to ask about how soon I could purchase the laptop and still qualify for the budget (loan) increase this fall.

FYI, different financial aid people told me different dates for the laptop purchase: the first said I was fine as long as I waited until August, but the other said I should wait until the week of orientation. As long as you do not purchase a computer too soon (for whatever date matters), I don't think your budget increase request for a laptop would be denied.

Also, a GULC financial aid counselor told me at ASW that the housing budget can be increased by as much as 50% to $1,725/month.