how early did/will you get there before orientation?

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how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby Headybrah » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:41 pm

Thinking a solid 6 days of setting up my apartment and toolin around town should be sufficient...

all I really need to begin is bed, chair, desk, kitchen shit

and I can survive

hopefully my brother or family can come later in the month and finish the job of setting up


any law students have any advice on how early to get there based on their experience?

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby 270910 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:23 pm

The earlier, the better. The people I know who crash landed 24 hours before orientation were not happy with their choice. Obviously they lived; but still.

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Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:54 pm

I'm getting there about 6 days early. Figured it would be nice to have a bed to sleep on before I had to start doing stuff.

edit: I should add that I'm staying at my UG, so, really furniture is the only thing I have to do. I already know the area, the school, and have many of my friends still around. If I moved to a new city, I think I would have gone a week or two earlier.
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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby Oban » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:58 pm

I'm moving in two weeks before orientation, so i have time to get settled, furniture, etc.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby JOThompson » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:09 pm

I'm scheduled to move in by August 1st, two weeks before orientation. I'm thinking of showing up just a week ahead of time. I wonder if that's excessively early. What are the pros/cons of arriving so far in advance?

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby Oban » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:18 pm

I don't know? I'm just chilling and playing xbox here, might as well do over there. Plus already paying rent for august, might as well get your money's worth.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby JOThompson » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:25 pm

Oban wrote:I don't know? I'm just chilling and playing xbox here, might as well do over there. Plus already paying rent for august, might as well get your money's worth.

For me, the main advantages of staying home an extra week are spending time with the family and saving money on food. I'm afraid I might miss out on the 0L bonding experience though. Good point about being charged for the rent either way.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby traehekat » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:34 pm

I'm moving in 10 days before orientation. I kind of want to miss the whole big move-in day on August 1st because I know it will be kinda hectic, plus I get to spend a little more time with the family (and the free food, etc.).

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby jhawk4life » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:42 pm

I am moving in on Aug. 3rd a little under two weeks before orientation.

By the way is everyone's orientation a full week or is every school different?

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby leobowski » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:46 pm

jhawk4life wrote:I am moving in on Aug. 3rd a little under two weeks before orientation.

By the way is everyone's orientation a full week or is every school different?



Every school is different, I'm guessing 2-3 days is probably typical.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby RP1983 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:50 pm

I am pretty much already moved in, and just need to set up a few things. Id do it WAY sooner than 6 days before.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby Lonagan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:01 am

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:07 am

Our campus housing move-in date is two days before orientation, at the earliest. Boo.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby solotee » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:18 am

Moving in a week before orientation begins.

Things to do:
1) Set up base
2) Explore the grocery store
3) Figure out transportation to and from school
4) Chill

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:03 am

I arrived at my school about a month before orientation. Of course, it helped that I only had to move 10 minutes away from where I was previously living to get there, but having lots of time to adjust, find a new gym, stock up my apartment, and get into a groove really left me in a positive mental space before law school got rolling. If anyone else can do the same, I'd highly recommend it.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby deneuve39 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:01 am

JOThompson wrote:I'm scheduled to move in by August 1st, two weeks before orientation. I'm thinking of showing up just a week ahead of time. I wonder if that's excessively early. What are the pros/cons of arriving so far in advance?


I moved in 2-3 weeks before orientation (to NYC), and I'm very happy I did. The only con is that you have to pay rent and if you're leaving a job behind, you're missing out on that money. The pros are that you have time to set up your apartment (all of the little errands, especially when it's hot outside, are a lot more pleasant if you can spread them out over a week), meet other 1Ls who also moved early, and just familiarize yourself with the neighborhood.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:04 am

I already made my move. Did it for in-state tuition though. It is really really boring though. However, I spend some days reading my EEs and Getting to Maybe, so maybe it is not too bad.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby MsBigBad » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:28 pm

Moving in a week prior to orientation, which means this Saturday.

Yay for the end of Summer :cry:

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby sibley » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:31 pm

I'm moving in 5 days before orientation, but only 2 days before pre-orientation orientation. I have to pay rent at my old apartment through the end of august so I'd rather limit the amount my new apt is costing.

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Postby Cupidity » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:34 pm

Moving in on the 4th, orientation on the 26th or 27th. Moving cross country and into a big city for the first time (if you can call Boston a big city), figured I'd need time to find my bearings.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby Grizz » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:36 pm

Moving in 6-7 days before. I would very much like the money from the last week of work.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby dudders » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:37 pm

I'm crash-landing a week before our week-long orientation. i'm done with work aug 1, have 4 days to pack and tie up loose ends. then i have a 4-day cross-country road trip with my boyfriend.

i figure a week is sufficient to get my new digs set and ready for school. i already know dc pretty well.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby steve_nash » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:06 pm

I moved in a month early to have time to settle in and figure out where places like the grocery store and the gym were. My class organized a lot of social events in the weeks before school started, so I got to know quite a few people before classes started. I thought the early move-in was a good choice.

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby UFstudent » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:26 pm

steve_nash wrote:I moved in a month early to have time to settle in and figure out where places like the grocery store and the gym were. My class organized a lot of social events in the weeks before school started, so I got to know quite a few people before classes started. I thought the early move-in was a good choice.


I will be moving in 12 days b4 orientation. then going on a trip, a 4.5 hour drive for a family reuion, then back 2 days before orientation. Wondering if its gonna be way too hectic when I already have reading assignments to do.
:?:

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Re: how early did/will you get there before orientation?

Postby steve_nash » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:33 pm

UFstudent wrote:
steve_nash wrote:I moved in a month early to have time to settle in and figure out where places like the grocery store and the gym were. My class organized a lot of social events in the weeks before school started, so I got to know quite a few people before classes started. I thought the early move-in was a good choice.


I will be moving in 12 days b4 orientation. then going on a trip, a 4.5 hour drive for a family reuion, then back 2 days before orientation. Wondering if its gonna be way too hectic when I already have reading assignments to do.
:?:


You'll be fine, as long as you don't procrastinate all your before-school errands. Keep in mind that your first crack at cases will take a long time -- especially if you're anything like the typical 1L -- you'll want to read each case for the first week about 5 times. Just make sure you set aside enough reading time.




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