BU Class of 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Cupidity » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:32 pm

krad wrote:Thought of another ?: Can you start the on-campus housing leases (such as the suite-style one) on Aug 1?

dakatz I owe you a drink this fall!


Most of the on-campus housing for grad students through BU is first come first serve, so contact them ASAP.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby krad » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:37 pm

Thanks Cupidity, I submitted an inquiry this morning :)

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:46 pm

aliarrow wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:
So for the summer you would just have to take out more in federal loans as indicated in the budget? I hear it's easy to spend a good amount less than 1000 (no biggie if BU pays for it, but for the summer rent), but that was not in reference to BU owned. How much do you pay a month if it's not too personal? I know apartments vary but do you know the average 2 bedroom?

Also, how do BU apartments work? I know that in my current setup, my friends got the lease a while before I came in. I wonder if BU would be different in that you wouldn't be in the hole for your nonexistent roommates rent like in a regular apartment. Around Boston no doubt in my mind I'd find a roommate, but I dont know if BU owned fills up a much.

Also, do you know if BU guarantees you *something* if you have a stipend? I won't be starting my search for a while so that's by I ask. Sorry for all the questions...


You can't take out federal loans for the summer if you don't take classes. You have to either take a class or find a paying job (or sublease).


Correct, but you can take out more than you will spend during the academic year (within the student budget of course) and spend the remainder over the summer. Regardless, I'm looking to minimize cost. If these suites are the cheapest on campus option that's what I'll be doing.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby cfdhjk » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:49 pm

krad wrote:Yes, I looked into them for a brief second, on the off chance that they'd allow a cat (false hope I know). Let me see if I can find the link...

eta: One place: --LinkRemoved--, BU's rental office: http://www.bu.edu/orpm


I looked into and contacted both places. 580 commonwealth puts you on a waiting list (non guarenteed spots), and the oprm said their not leasing places yet, but as summer approaches will have a better idea of what's available.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:50 pm

They won't rent sight unseen, and I will not have time to go to Boston until graduation so...crossing my fingers hoping there's something left in June.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Cupidity » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:51 pm

1Br's in BU grad property run $1250-1500, 2 Br's run $1800-2400. Only first and security, and no fee. You have to use BU housing to take advantage of the stipend.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Cupidity » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:56 pm

Naked Dude wrote:They won't rent sight unseen, and I will not have time to go to Boston until graduation so...crossing my fingers hoping there's something left in June.


The nice thing is that they are rolling. There are always some available, but your selection will have to be based on whats open when you are in town to see.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby krad » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:57 pm

Cupidity wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:They won't rent sight unseen, and I will not have time to go to Boston until graduation so...crossing my fingers hoping there's something left in June.


The nice thing is that they are rolling. There are always some available, but your selection will have to be based on whats open when you are in town to see.

This makes me nervous. I emailed the housing office back asking when would be a good time to plan a trip to come out and visit... any thoughts from yalls POV?

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:19 pm

Submitted an inquiry also. Woohoo. This semester is winding down...looks more and more like BU every day.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby FutureInLaw » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:15 pm

I think it's time for BU to update the videos on its website. Some of them feature students who graduated 4 years ago. They're a bit outdated. I wish there were more up-to-date videos to keep me entertained until August!

Good example? GULC has a pretty sweet Youtube page. While many videos are largely uninformative, they're well-shot and set to good music. I'm a sucker for pretty pictures set to good tunes. They would get me excited to attend! (http://www.youtube.com/user/GeorgetownLawChannel)

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby polinerdemory » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:53 am

Random, but did anyone get the travel stipend reimbursement yet?

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Vernunft » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:59 am

polinerdemory wrote:Random, but did anyone get the travel stipend reimbursement yet?


I got mine a couple weeks ago. I was at the March 4 ASD.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Cupidity » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:13 am

krad wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:They won't rent sight unseen, and I will not have time to go to Boston until graduation so...crossing my fingers hoping there's something left in June.


The nice thing is that they are rolling. There are always some available, but your selection will have to be based on whats open when you are in town to see.

This makes me nervous. I emailed the housing office back asking when would be a good time to plan a trip to come out and visit... any thoughts from yalls POV?


Mid June worked well for me.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:46 pm

polinerdemory wrote:Random, but did anyone get the travel stipend reimbursement yet?


Yeah...I actually forgot to bring my travel info in the rush of travelling, so I scanned and emailed my ticket stubs...no response, but maybe they're just slow...

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:38 pm

Finals are awesome

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby krad » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:31 am

Naked Dude wrote:
polinerdemory wrote:Random, but did anyone get the travel stipend reimbursement yet?


Yeah...I actually forgot to bring my travel info in the rush of travelling, so I scanned and emailed my ticket stubs...no response, but maybe they're just slow...


I forgot to bring my receipt too, and I emailed it the Monday after the 3/25 Preview Day. I received my reimbursement check in the mail yesterday here in Denver :)

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:04 pm

krad wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:
polinerdemory wrote:Random, but did anyone get the travel stipend reimbursement yet?


Yeah...I actually forgot to bring my travel info in the rush of travelling, so I scanned and emailed my ticket stubs...no response, but maybe they're just slow...


I forgot to bring my receipt too, and I emailed it the Monday after the 3/25 Preview Day. I received my reimbursement check in the mail yesterday here in Denver :)


Yep just got mine Monday and took it to the bank. Convenient--credit card payment due this week.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby js77 » Sun May 01, 2011 8:22 pm

Anyone know if there is a planned Boston meet-up?

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby haveaniceday111 » Fri May 06, 2011 2:31 am

does anyone know if we can use FitRec if we move in before school starts? I'm pretty stoked to check that out.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby kfresha » Wed May 11, 2011 2:56 pm

For people who got merit aid, how well do you have to do to retain the scholarship, if there are any requirements? I was just wondering.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Thu May 12, 2011 9:36 pm

kfresha wrote:For people who got merit aid, how well do you have to do to retain the scholarship, if there are any requirements? I was just wondering.


I was under the impression that you just have to remain in good academic standing (i.e. not fail out), but I could be wrong.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby jpSartre » Sun May 15, 2011 4:29 pm

whats the suit style living called?

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby dakatz » Sun May 15, 2011 4:45 pm

jpSartre wrote:whats the suit style living called?


They just call them rooms, as opposed to studios, singles, etc.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby dakatz » Sun May 15, 2011 4:45 pm

Naked Dude wrote:
kfresha wrote:For people who got merit aid, how well do you have to do to retain the scholarship, if there are any requirements? I was just wondering.


I was under the impression that you just have to remain in good academic standing (i.e. not fail out), but I could be wrong.


You are right. All you have to do is pretty much not fail out of school and you keep your scholarship. They don't want to put a fire underneath you since law school is stressful enough as it is.

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Re: BU Class of 2014

Postby MillerTime » Tue May 17, 2011 10:33 am

Does anyone know if BU will write/email to confirm they received your Dean's Cert? If so, how long does it usually take for them to let you know they've received it? Thanks!




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