GULC c/o 2013

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby AloysiusBear » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:52 pm

Hi everyone! Long time lurker here -- wanted to say hello! Can't wait to meet everyone soon!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:08 pm

AloysiusBear wrote:Hi everyone! Long time lurker here -- wanted to say hello! Can't wait to meet everyone soon!


Hi, what section are you? Staying in the dorms?

nowinGA, I am not sure. I remember reading what Heather said a while back too, but not sure if they send an e-mail or what. It might also be that the disbursement date on the loans at studentloans.gov just sends them to Georgetown then MyAccess will later on send them to us. Possible. :( Nothing we can do, but just wait and see.

I am going to spend Wednesday getting all packed up. I am taking a roadtrip with all of my stuff and then my car is heading back.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Better Call Saul » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:00 pm

Hey folks, inbound to section 3 here... just wanted to say i'm ALSO keeping an eye on the bargain E&L booklist wondering who this peller guy thinks he is...
I was told that the supplements are just as useful for section 3, E&Es / hornbooks and all that. anyway has anyone noticed how late some of these orientation events go?? i am seriously not listening to some singing group at 8pm. wtf do they think my bedtime is

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:15 pm

Unitas wrote:
AloysiusBear wrote:Hi everyone! Long time lurker here -- wanted to say hello! Can't wait to meet everyone soon!


Hi, what section are you? Staying in the dorms?

nowinGA, I am not sure. I remember reading what Heather said a while back too, but not sure if they send an e-mail or what. It might also be that the disbursement date on the loans at studentloans.gov just sends them to Georgetown then MyAccess will later on send them to us. Possible. :( Nothing we can do, but just wait and see.

I am going to spend Wednesday getting all packed up. I am taking a roadtrip with all of my stuff and then my car is heading back.



ahhhh Unitas, I'm in the process of getting everything packed since I'm leaving Wednesday! I don't know how it's all fitting in the car. I'm doing the same--driving up but car is going back.

I can't wait to meet everything! I'm going to try to be at as many of the Gewirz/Orientation events as I can, so I hope to see you guys there!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:41 am

starrydecisus wrote:
I can't wait to meet everything! I'm going to try to be at as many of the Gewirz/Orientation events as I can, so I hope to see you guys there!


Have we just been demoted to object status? Or have the museums been promoted to person status? Inquiring minds need to know. :D

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby tacitus33 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:18 am

Hi everyone! Long time lurker here -- wanted to say hello! Can't wait to meet everyone soon!

And a Waugh fan, apparently - awesome.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby iamtaw » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:44 am

Shipped everything today! ended up costing $155 with usps.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby 02122015 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:29 pm

iamtaw wrote:Shipped everything today! ended up costing $155 with usps.

Parcel post or Priority?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby mb88 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:02 pm

MSPeast wrote:
iamtaw wrote:Shipped everything today! ended up costing $155 with usps.

Parcel post or Priority?


On this topic - I just want to warn everybody about the USPS Media Mail. When I moved up here, I sent many of my books and dvds using that service (it's cheap!). Not only did it take over THREE WEEKS to be delivered, but one of my boxes of books had been ripped open. The USPS had resealed it...MISSING about half of the books in that box, but including a selection of books that were not mine!

The moral of this story is: Be aware of what you packed in each box, and don't be cheap when it comes to sending important items (with insurance!). Personally, I will never be using USPS at all after this, and I'm not surprised that they're struggling for business. I'll fork over the few extra bucks for UPS next time.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:07 pm

volsi wrote:
starrydecisus wrote:
I can't wait to meet everything! I'm going to try to be at as many of the Gewirz/Orientation events as I can, so I hope to see you guys there!


Have we just been demoted to object status? Or have the museums been promoted to person status? Inquiring minds need to know. :D


Hahaha my brain is so tired from all this packing!!!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:12 pm

I shipped from a UPS store and it was all very smooth and WELL less than I was expecting. I just don't like post offices...or how the postal service does all the tracking/insurance/etc for stuff like this. I had 13 big boxes that went to Gewirz (gulp! they are going to hate me in the mailroom)...they are also are holding them at the UPS store to send them out to make sure they arrive exactly on Friday and not before. It was overall a good experience. Hopefully things will be as smooth on the other end!

Good luck, everyone!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:30 pm

starrydecisus wrote:
volsi wrote:
starrydecisus wrote:
I can't wait to meet everything! I'm going to try to be at as many of the Gewirz/Orientation events as I can, so I hope to see you guys there!


Have we just been demoted to object status? Or have the museums been promoted to person status? Inquiring minds need to know. :D


Hahaha my brain is so tired from all this packing!!!

Is it bad that I haven't started? I just don't know where to begin. Shoes? Clothes? Books? Accessories? Which handbags do I bring?

Meanwhile, I JUST got everything worked out with admissions. Apparently, they messed up really bad and were about to cross me off altogether. She called and asked if I was still planning on attending! She said they were going to charge me late fees for my tuition. Finally, they realized that they messed up and made a mistake, apparently I'm fine. This was like three weeks of absolute terror for me. Thanks admissions! Sigh of relief. :mrgreen:

Meanwhile, went to the Giants-Jets preseason game last night. Love the new Meadowlands Stadium (still should be Giants stadium). Also, heckled the ref endlessly since we were right by the instant replay, and also got a wave and a smile from Perry Fewell, the defensive coordinator. I was so excited. SO HAPPY FOOTBALL SEASON IS STARTING!!!!!!!!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:38 pm

Kim617 wrote:Which handbags do I bring?



Mspeast is also pondering this question.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:59 pm

nowinGA wrote:I shipped from a UPS store and it was all very smooth and WELL less than I was expecting. I just don't like post offices...or how the postal service does all the tracking/insurance/etc for stuff like this. I had 13 big boxes that went to Gewirz (gulp! they are going to hate me in the mailroom)...they are also are holding them at the UPS store to send them out to make sure they arrive exactly on Friday and not before. It was overall a good experience. Hopefully things will be as smooth on the other end!

Good luck, everyone!


Hahaha they're going to hate me when I come to move in. You're supposed to get everything out of the car or something and into these carts? Something like that. We have a roof-top carrier and everything to get it. It's going to take a while to unload!

...not quite sure how it's all going to fit in my tiny bedroom :shock:

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:48 pm

starrydecisus wrote:
nowinGA wrote:I shipped from a UPS store and it was all very smooth and WELL less than I was expecting. I just don't like post offices...or how the postal service does all the tracking/insurance/etc for stuff like this. I had 13 big boxes that went to Gewirz (gulp! they are going to hate me in the mailroom)...they are also are holding them at the UPS store to send them out to make sure they arrive exactly on Friday and not before. It was overall a good experience. Hopefully things will be as smooth on the other end!

Good luck, everyone!


Hahaha they're going to hate me when I come to move in. You're supposed to get everything out of the car or something and into these carts? Something like that. We have a roof-top carrier and everything to get it. It's going to take a while to unload!

...not quite sure how it's all going to fit in my tiny bedroom :shock:


Hey, you are the one who told us that that underbed storage space is big!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby AloysiusBear » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:12 pm

Unitas wrote:
AloysiusBear wrote:Hi everyone! Long time lurker here -- wanted to say hello! Can't wait to meet everyone soon!


Hi, what section are you? Staying in the dorms?



Section 1, 4th floor Gewirz.

Packing is giving me a headache too... how did I accumulate so much stuff?! :?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:50 pm

mb88 wrote:
MSPeast wrote:
iamtaw wrote:Shipped everything today! ended up costing $155 with usps.

Parcel post or Priority?


On this topic - I just want to warn everybody about the USPS Media Mail. When I moved up here, I sent many of my books and dvds using that service (it's cheap!). Not only did it take over THREE WEEKS to be delivered, but one of my boxes of books had been ripped open. The USPS had resealed it...MISSING about half of the books in that box, but including a selection of books that were not mine!

The moral of this story is: Be aware of what you packed in each box, and don't be cheap when it comes to sending important items (with insurance!). Personally, I will never be using USPS at all after this, and I'm not surprised that they're struggling for business. I'll fork over the few extra bucks for UPS next time.


That's just media mail though. Priority mail has none of those problems. Your box and another box probably got ripped up en route, and hastily repacked. Sucks that it happened though. I do like USPS priority mail a lot.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby mws70ss » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:35 pm

First time poster here! Is anyone around who's living off campus? I live near campus, just moved in about a week ago. What tours/talks do you guys plan on going to? Can't wait to meet everyone at orientation!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Unitas » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:40 pm

AloysiusBear wrote:
Unitas wrote:
AloysiusBear wrote:Hi everyone! Long time lurker here -- wanted to say hello! Can't wait to meet everyone soon!


Hi, what section are you? Staying in the dorms?



Section 1, 4th floor Gewirz.

Packing is giving me a headache too... how did I accumulate so much stuff?! :?


Hey section buddy. :) I am on the 8th floor and pretty obviously in section 1 .

I finally sent in my picture for GOCard and signed up for student advantage.

I didn't sign up for any tours or service projects. I'll use that time to find a job.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:41 pm

mws70ss wrote:First time poster here! Is anyone around who's living off campus? I live near campus, just moved in about a week ago. What tours/talks do you guys plan on going to? Can't wait to meet everyone at orientation!


I'm living off campus...north cap hill...where are you at?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:46 pm

I'm off campus, near L'Enfant Plaza.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:12 pm

mws70ss wrote:First time poster here! Is anyone around who's living off campus? I live near campus, just moved in about a week ago. What tours/talks do you guys plan on going to? Can't wait to meet everyone at orientation!


Domestic Violence tour!

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby 02122015 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:29 pm

volsi wrote:
mb88 wrote:
MSPeast wrote:
iamtaw wrote:Shipped everything today! ended up costing $155 with usps.

Parcel post or Priority?


On this topic - I just want to warn everybody about the USPS Media Mail. When I moved up here, I sent many of my books and dvds using that service (it's cheap!). Not only did it take over THREE WEEKS to be delivered, but one of my boxes of books had been ripped open. The USPS had resealed it...MISSING about half of the books in that box, but including a selection of books that were not mine!

The moral of this story is: Be aware of what you packed in each box, and don't be cheap when it comes to sending important items (with insurance!). Personally, I will never be using USPS at all after this, and I'm not surprised that they're struggling for business. I'll fork over the few extra bucks for UPS next time.


That's just media mail though. Priority mail has none of those problems. Your box and another box probably got ripped up en route, and hastily repacked. Sucks that it happened though. I do like USPS priority mail a lot.

For non-media items, there is parcel post and priority mail. Priority mail is more expensive.

I did quotes for some of my items online with UPS, FedEx, and USPS. The cheapest prices for all three of them (ground services) were nearly the same. However, the comparable USPS price was for Parcel Post, and Priority Mail cost more money than both FedEx Ground and UPS Ground.

I think I'll use UPS since I think Parcel Post is slower, too. FedEx Office is a good deal further away from where I live than is the UPS Store and they cost about the same.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby 02122015 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:29 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
Kim617 wrote:Which handbags do I bring?



Mspeast is also pondering this question.

Pfft. As if I wouldn't bring all of them.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby starrydecisus » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:04 pm

about to pull the first all-nighter of my law school career!

Leaving tomorrow a.m. Thankfully, I can sleep in the car!




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