University of Minnesota 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby beef wellington » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:32 am

HailtoPitt wrote:Just got in on Wednesday! When did people get their packet/does it contain a scholarship offer?

Congrats! My packet came in less than a week, and yes, it contains a scholarship offer.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:36 pm

HailtoPitt wrote:Just got in on Wednesday! When did people get their packet/does it contain a scholarship offer?

My first packet was lost in the mail. When I asked them to resend it, it arrived about four days later on the west coast. It did include the scholarship info. Congrats on the acceptance!

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:07 pm

Nightrunner wrote:In by phone call, with scholarship!

Congrats! Are you going to the ASW?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Neil » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:28 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:In by phone call, with scholarship!

Congrats! Are you going to the ASW?

I can't find the dates...I know there's one in March, right?



March 5 & 6, April 16 & 17. March 5 comes with a Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) musical performance...

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby xanderdellus » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:18 pm

I have all but decided on MN. After the ASW, we will make the final decision.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Lonagan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:16 am

In with scholly. Sadly will not be able to make either ASW due to ridiculous airfare and insane work schedule. Nonetheless, I am very excited about UMN. Seems to have one of the better foundations for criminal law out there, law school has a hockey team, great city, good clinics. All in all very pleased. I am not ready to commit before more decisions come back, but I would be very happy here.

Hooray.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby uofmsbiggestfan » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:23 pm

Is everyone excited for this weekend?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby brose002 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:53 am

Does anyone know of some decent furnished apartments in the uptown/seven corners areas?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:35 am

GrandMarc offers the only furnished ones I know of in Seven Corners, but they're pretty darn expensive and apparently swarming with undergrads.

Dinkytown: --LinkRemoved--.
Uptown: http://www.apartmentsearch.com/apartmen ... ments.html (Came up on the rent411.com search, but the listing doesn't specifically say "furnished")

Most the other options on Google seem to be temporary or corporate apartments.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Fast_Fingers » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Nightrunner wrote:Thanks! (Why do they have to do them on the same days as Illinois?)


Yeah, I was slightly ticked off about that. But then again, I hope you went to Minnesota in March (since TORT was great, and it was quite a busy weekend with 120+ potential students), then plan on going to Illinois for April.

If there was a disappointment at ASW, besides the mediocre food, it was the housing tour. The guide was humorous, but the substance was more on trivia and local attractions rather than possible housing and leads. At least I know a few current 1Ls at U Minn and IIRC, after asking the tour guide about getting directories/listings he said that the information desk can help.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby xanderdellus » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:54 pm

Any recommendations for dog-friendly apartments in Uptown?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Slimpee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:57 pm

xanderdellus wrote:Any recommendations for dog-friendly apartments in Uptown?


Ooooh, mine! I love dogs!

My buddy lived in a dog-friendly apt. building at 28th and Pleasant or Pillsbury or something like that but it smelled horrible.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:36 pm

xanderdellus wrote:Any recommendations for dog-friendly apartments in Uptown?

I picked up a Rent411 magazine while in town and this was the only uptown, dog friendly listing: Tree Tops at Calhoun, 3535 Bryant Avenue South. Studios from $650 and 1BRs from $725. 612-217-9057.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Slimpee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:45 pm

JOThompson wrote:
xanderdellus wrote:Any recommendations for dog-friendly apartments in Uptown?

I picked up a Rent411 magazine while in town and this was the only uptown, dog friendly listing: Tree Tops at Calhoun, 3535 Bryant Avenue South. Studios from $650 and 1BRs from $725. 612-217-9057.


I used to live a block north of that. Decent neighborhood. A bit quieter than Uptown but still close to the lakes and bars and such.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby xanderdellus » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:52 pm

Thanks guys. Sadly, I think we may end up having to hit Craigslist for a rental house or condo when we get to tow if we want to stay in Uptown.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Slimpee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:56 pm

xanderdellus wrote:Thanks guys. Sadly, I think we may end up having to hit Craigslist for a rental house or condo when we get to tow if we want to stay in Uptown.


IF, and it is totally a huge IF, I get in to MN off the WL I would most definitely entertain the idea of a place in South Minneapolis w/ other law students. If I get in and need roomies i'll give a shout-out here. Otherwise, if anyone has questions about neighborhoods or anything shoot me a PM.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Fast_Fingers » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:11 pm

xanderdellus wrote:Any recommendations for dog-friendly apartments in Uptown?


Try asking this blogger. He owns two large breed dogs in his apartment.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby brose002 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:18 pm

I think I've decided to avoid the furnished idea, and go to the Studios at Seven Corners. Does anyone have any opinions of these apartments?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Jenno » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:01 am

brose002 wrote:I think I've decided to avoid the furnished idea, and go to the Studios at Seven Corners. Does anyone have any opinions of these apartments?


I've just submitted my deposit at the studios at seven corners. The mgmt there is very nice and they will allow a refund of your deposit if you eventually agree to terminate your reservation (given that they will find someone to replace you, which they probably will with their long wait list). The studios are very efficient -- comes with walk in closet, bathroom, kitchen and the waiting room/bedroom rolled in one area. And for 700 a month, it is probably the cheapest option nearby the law school for those of us who are no longer used to having roommates. The facility is very quiet. I was told that mostly law students are there, so there are no noise issues. They also have a swimming pool, small workout room and an internet station in the lobby.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:26 pm

MSPeast wrote:If anyone wants to be more suburban for whatever reason (i.e. maybe you have kids, or just like the extra space), and don't want the hassle of driving everyday, this site has a list of the several bus routes that go through the U (although you'll want to verify whether each one serves the West Bank - I don't know off the top of my head), and the U will give out a UPass, which is either a free or deeply discounted (again, I didn't go to the U for undergrad so I don't know) smart card for the transit system. http://www.metrotransit.org/popularDest/university_routes.asp Lots of these are express routes that skip downtown and serve the U directly, while others are typical downtown commuter buses with extensions to the U.

On the other hand, if you want to have frequent, all-hours public transit to the U (as in you truly hate driving), then you'll want to live in either Downtown Minneapolis, Downtown St. Paul, or within a half-mile of University Avenue between the two downtowns, as there is a bus (#16) that is both a "high-frequency" route and an "owl" route. During rush hours, there is also a #50 limited stop bus on University that supplants the #16.

Yeah, I'm kind of a dork about this sort of thing. :)

Thanks for the link. What do you think of the Uptown area? I heard a lot of law students prefer it.

The U offers a student pass for about $85 a semester. That's what I'm planning to use because I love driving, but despise driving in the snow/ice.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby uofmsbiggestfan » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:30 pm

Just put my seat deposit down today! :)

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby taw856 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:58 pm

Deposited today.

Still on a few waitlists because hey, nothing to lose, why not? But at this point it would take an entirely unexpected offer you can't refuse kind of waitlist admission elsewhere to make me change my mind.

So, in all likelihood, looking forward to seeing others on this thread in Minneapolis in the fall! :D




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