UConn Class of 2014

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:18 pm

snapdragon wrote:Honestly, I know TLS is generally against this. However, at Wake's ASW there were definitely parents and it was fine. I wouldn't stress it.

btw is anyone else in the day division "non traditional" (i.e. older)? I'll be 26 coming into school. I like to play board games and drink wine that comes in bottles out of glasses, but have not yet embraced early bird specials or watching Wheel of Fortune.


I said I was younger, not that I was immature and still in the crib. I will also be working while I attend school.

What kind of wine and board games do you like? I more of a white wine guy who likes to play monopoly, apples to apples, clue and such.

What about anyone else?

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:23 pm

mebo28 wrote:
snapdragon wrote:Honestly, I know TLS is generally against this. However, at Wake's ASW there were definitely parents and it was fine. I wouldn't stress it.

btw is anyone else in the day division "non traditional" (i.e. older)? I'll be 26 coming into school. I like to play board games and drink wine that comes in bottles out of glasses, but have not yet embraced early bird specials or watching Wheel of Fortune.


I said I was younger, not that I was immature and still in the crib. I will also be working while I attend school.

What kind of wine and board games do you like? I more of a white wine guy who likes to play monopoly, apples to apples, clue and such.

What about anyone else?


Hehe didn't mean to imply a hatred for youth. Just curiosity as to whether I'd be viewed as a wrinkled old crone.

And those are three of my favs, esp apples to apples. However, red wine is a must. We can compromise and serve both at my future wine and board game parties!

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:33 pm

snapdragon wrote:
mebo28 wrote:
snapdragon wrote:Honestly, I know TLS is generally against this. However, at Wake's ASW there were definitely parents and it was fine. I wouldn't stress it.

btw is anyone else in the day division "non traditional" (i.e. older)? I'll be 26 coming into school. I like to play board games and drink wine that comes in bottles out of glasses, but have not yet embraced early bird specials or watching Wheel of Fortune.


I said I was younger, not that I was immature and still in the crib. I will also be working while I attend school.

What kind of wine and board games do you like? I more of a white wine guy who likes to play monopoly, apples to apples, clue and such.

What about anyone else?


Hehe didn't mean to imply a hatred for youth. Just curiosity as to whether I'd be viewed as a wrinkled old crone.

And those are three of my favs, esp apples to apples. However, red wine is a must. We can compromise and serve both at my future wine and board game parties!


I would have guessed you were a red wine type, but I did not want to publicly prejudge you. The average age for law school is 25, so your right in the middle. You could even possibly be on the young side depending how the incoming class is.

I will be the young buck with all the mature people in evening school. Its all right though, I am the youngest person at work by an easy five years, and my bosses can all be my grandparents so I should be fine.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby outLawww » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:21 pm

ya i think im going to bring my parents to admitted students day too

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:29 pm

Hope y'all have fun at ASD. My biggest regret is that I will probably not be able to purchase a UConn Law t shirt or hoodie before school starts.

Sent in my first deposit today!

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby BrittaBot » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:31 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know that I (or rather my parent's house, I'm at school) received my financial aid letter today. CT resident, so adjust accordingly.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby outLawww » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:37 pm

when were you accepted?? im really anxious to get mine!

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:37 pm

BrittaBot wrote:Just wanted to let everyone know that I (or rather my parent's house, I'm at school) received my financial aid letter today. CT resident, so adjust accordingly.


Well that is good. I called them up because I had deposits due and they told me they were still waiting on sending them out because they were still waiting for the college budget. I hope I get mine soon - I'm out of state but they told me I was going to be in the first batch sent out.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:38 pm

snapdragon wrote:Hope y'all have fun at ASD. My biggest regret is that I will probably not be able to purchase a UConn Law t shirt or hoodie before school starts.

Sent in my first deposit today!


I tried to look at their apparel online but the website is down. I was wondering what their hats and hoodies look like.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby Bear46 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:06 pm

Just received my financial aid award letter and I was accepted last Friday. Also CT resident!

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:28 am

Ooh thanks for the heads up, guys. I will have my mom check when she's at our house - I think all my UConn mail has been sent to permanent address, not mailing address.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby BrittaBot » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:13 am

I tried to look at their apparel online but the website is down. I was wondering what their hats and hoodies look like.


Their website has been down since the beginning of January, no lie. I was looking at stuff one day in January, but said I wouldn't buy anything until I got officially accepted. Then literally like 2 days later, I did get accepted, tried to buy something off the website, and it's down. And it's down still on April 3rd.

FAIL, UCONN, FAIL.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby Heartford » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:53 pm

BrittaBot wrote:
I tried to look at their apparel online but the website is down. I was wondering what their hats and hoodies look like.


Their website has been down since the beginning of January, no lie. I was looking at stuff one day in January, but said I wouldn't buy anything until I got officially accepted. Then literally like 2 days later, I did get accepted, tried to buy something off the website, and it's down. And it's down still on April 3rd.

FAIL, UCONN, FAIL.


The huskydirect website has been down for a long time- it somehow got hacked a couple of months ago and everybody's credit card info was compromised, so you should be glad you waited to order something! I'm not sure whether the security breach is the reason it's been offline for so long, but it's stupid that they haven't fixed it yet. Now that we're in the CHAMPIONSHIP, imagine how much money the store is losing- tons of alumni all across the country would probably like to order a new Huskies hoody right about now...

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:24 pm

Got my financial aid packet in the mail on Saturday as well - my mailman came late. FYI all it is is a letter in the mail, I was looking for a packet.

Nice surprise I got a grant. Nice to see that the COA went up a few thousand this year.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby tgreene » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:04 pm

Hope to get some $$$ as well! I did get a letter with my email account and login info!

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:38 pm

tgreene wrote:Hope to get some $$$ as well! I did get a letter with my email account and login info!


Hmm, I haven't got one of these yet.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby downing » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:29 am

At this point I'm positive that I'm attending UConn. The only thing that would deter me might be a huge scholarship from Fordham (but I'm still on the waitlist and my numbers aren't high enough so meh).

It'll be a huge transition for me because I'm from the CA and I've never been to Connecticut, and I've lived in Korea and Hong Kong these past two years. I'll probably arrive in the first half of August. I love the Gothic architecture.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:26 am

downing wrote:At this point I'm positive that I'm attending UConn. The only thing that would deter me might be a huge scholarship from Fordham (but I'm still on the waitlist and my numbers aren't high enough so meh).

It'll be a huge transition for me because I'm from the CA and I've never been to Connecticut, and I've lived in Korea and Hong Kong these past two years. I'll probably arrive in the first half of August. I love the Gothic architecture.


Welcome! The architecture on campus is really quite striking. If you have any general questions about the area, there's some posters here (myself included) that know it fairly well.

Just invest in a good winter jacket if you don't have one already!

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby downing » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:01 am

There is one thing I've been dying to know although it isn't immediately pertinent to my future education: does the law school have a sports facility or gym? I haven't been able to find any information on this on the law.uconn.edu website, though the recently renovated library looks marvelous from the pictures.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby BrittaBot » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:37 am

Current UCONN students: I need some advice.

I received a $3000 work-study as part of my financial aid. But on the award letter it says something like "If you wish to reject your work-study, there may be additional loans available."

I was pretty much all set to call them and say I wanted the loans instead of the work study for several reasons. a) I work on-campus now in undergrad and while I made $4000 last year, much of that was probably during the summer. b) Will I even have time for work-study? Shouldn't I be focusing on my classes and homework? You know, etc etc.

But I went and looked at UCONN's website and FAQs about work-study. It is really in-depth and making me wonder what I should do. It says that work-study students are given the first opportunity at jobs and 1Ls usually work in the law library in various functions.

Do any of you currently participate in a work-study or know anyone who does? Is it manageable? Is it worth it? Any info you might have that would help me out would be greatly appreciated. Also, now I'm thinking maybe I should just do it...because my tuition is covered, I received about $14K in loans to make up the rest (mostly for room and board/costs of living), so that $3000 would be for miscellaneous stuff, I guess?

http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/1069

P.S. Downing, when I went on my tour, my tour guide said they have a very small gym on campus with like 2 treadmills. But since it's so tiny, barely any one uses it, if helps at all.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:56 am

BrittaBot wrote:Current UCONN students: I need some advice.

I received a $3000 work-study as part of my financial aid. But on the award letter it says something like "If you wish to reject your work-study, there may be additional loans available."

I was pretty much all set to call them and say I wanted the loans instead of the work study for several reasons. a) I work on-campus now in undergrad and while I made $4000 last year, much of that was probably during the summer. b) Will I even have time for work-study? Shouldn't I be focusing on my classes and homework? You know, etc etc.

But I went and looked at UCONN's website and FAQs about work-study. It is really in-depth and making me wonder what I should do. It says that work-study students are given the first opportunity at jobs and 1Ls usually work in the law library in various functions.

Do any of you currently participate in a work-study or know anyone who does? Is it manageable? Is it worth it? Any info you might have that would help me out would be greatly appreciated. Also, now I'm thinking maybe I should just do it...because my tuition is covered, I received about $14K in loans to make up the rest (mostly for room and board/costs of living), so that $3000 would be for miscellaneous stuff, I guess?

http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/1069

P.S. Downing, when I went on my tour, my tour guide said they have a very small gym on campus with like 2 treadmills. But since it's so tiny, barely any one uses it, if helps at all.


I am in the same boat as you, although I have about double the loans you have. Therefore, for me, I think I will opt out of 3,000 in loans because I don't need to add on anymore debt - but then again what is the difference between 30k and 33k?
But I also will have a part-time job outside of school - where I am already employed - so I am not sure I really need the money.

Here is some input though, if you take work study, you are not guaranteed a job, its first come first serve. I do not know how much they pay, but I doubt you will actually earn all/work that many hours. Plus, I think that no 1L can get a job before November. I would bet on making somewhere between 1-2k of that, more realistically probably 1-1.5k if you are real busy or only work like 4 hours a week.

Therefore, if you really need the money, I would take the loans straight out. If you don't, try to get a work study job where you only work a handful of hours a week. I think that is what I am going to do - it will help supplement my other part-time job and meet people. Because 3k in loans over 3 years is 9k, and for me, 4 years is 12k - no thanks.

One last thought, keep in mind your living arrangements for the summer - if you need that 3k to make it through the summer grab the loans and hold on to them.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:19 pm

Britta - my tour guide said a lot of the work-study was in the library. I think her job at admissions was work study as well. Frankly, I'd take the work study over the loans, but that's just me. I don't think the work study is very strenuous.

And I heard the same thing, that the gym on campus is sort of a joke. I was looking into options, and the JCC of West Hartford has $33/month student memberships. If the gym is that bad, $33/month is not a bad deal, IMO. I used to use Planet Fitness, but it seems like the closest one is in Newington, and I know that I won't be driving all the way out there to work out.

btw I will make the same plug as I did on facebook - I will definitely be looking for a roommate(s) in W. Hartford next year, preferably for a 2-3 bedroom of low price within 2 miles of campus. Some of the Hartford areas right around campus are also fine with me. Gender is not an issue (I am girlkind if it's an issue for anyone else). I do not have any pets currently but may have a cat before law school and / or a betta fish and am open to living with cats/dogs/whatever. If anyone is interested or looking let me know!

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby Bear46 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:46 pm

if it's anything like my undergrad work study, it's a fairly effortless job for a couple hours a week that gives you a paycheck. I'd take $3000 in easy cash over loans myself.

PS. I was also offered a work study and will probably accept it.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:10 pm

snapdragon wrote:
And I heard the same thing, that the gym on campus is sort of a joke. I was looking into options, and the JCC of West Hartford has $33/month student memberships. If the gym is that bad, $33/month is not a bad deal, IMO. I used to use Planet Fitness, but it seems like the closest one is in Newington, and I know that I won't be driving all the way out there to work out.


Did you check out to see what the closet/cheapest gym is near the school?

I am also a planet fitness member and quiet frustrated that there is not a closer gym. I know there is that big NY Fitness Club thing but it is wicked expensive. I also saw a listing for a 24/7 gym but there was no price on membership.

I go to work by a Planet Fitness but was hoping to supplement the days I do not work to go to the school's gym. But if it is that laughable, I am really looking into a new gym membership.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:18 pm

mebo28 wrote:
snapdragon wrote:
And I heard the same thing, that the gym on campus is sort of a joke. I was looking into options, and the JCC of West Hartford has $33/month student memberships. If the gym is that bad, $33/month is not a bad deal, IMO. I used to use Planet Fitness, but it seems like the closest one is in Newington, and I know that I won't be driving all the way out there to work out.


Did you check out to see what the closet/cheapest gym is near the school?

I am also a planet fitness member and quiet frustrated that there is not a closer gym. I know there is that big NY Fitness Club thing but it is wicked expensive. I also saw a listing for a 24/7 gym but there was no price on membership.

I go to work by a Planet Fitness but was hoping to supplement the days I do not work to go to the school's gym. But if it is that laughable, I am really looking into a new gym membership.


I looked here - --LinkRemoved--

I googled the locations compared to the school and JCC seemed to be the best balance of cost / distance (if you can get the $33 / month student membership). I think NYSC was the closest, but they seemed overly pricey.




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