Columbia Class of 2016

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby smdpnp » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:15 pm

lunaraeon wrote:On a less related note, any cell providers I should steer clear of?

Not that I know of. I use AT&T and my reception was fine on campus.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:50 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:How do you guys know who beepboop is if he/she doesn't have a Facebook?


I'm the first lawnet post cuz I'm mad gunnin'.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Tekrul » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:39 pm

Join us on facebook beepboop. Join us :twisted:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:04 am

Tekrul wrote:Join us on facebook beepboop. Join us :twisted:

+1

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:25 am

lunaraeon wrote:
Tekrul wrote:Join us on facebook beepboop. Join us :twisted:

+1

Okay FB is weird, maybe +0.5. :P

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Tekrul » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:27 am

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:30 am

Tekrul wrote:Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Being underage is just like being in the USSR. :P

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Aussiebum » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:58 am

Hello everyone,

Maybe this has been addressed already, but does anyone know how to get an email address that isn't our initials followed by some random number? I have noticed that some current students have emails that look like "firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu". I just think it'll be easier to remember/give out this type of addy. Let me know if you know how to do this.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:11 pm

Aussiebum wrote:Hello everyone,

Maybe this has been addressed already, but does anyone know how to get an email address that isn't our initials followed by some random number? I have noticed that some current students have emails that look like "firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu". I just think it'll be easier to remember/give out this type of addy. Let me know if you know how to do this.

According to another thread from a few years back, it's automatic, and just arrives to your initialsnumbers@columbia email.

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CG614 wrote:How did you get a firstname.lastname law school email address?


Log into LawNet (http://www.law.columbia.edu/lawnet). Click on your profile. It will be listed underneath your name.

(I can't get onto LawNet yet so can't confirm, but I might try sending myself an email.)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:23 pm

No, it's definitely not listed on LawNet. FirstnameLastname@law.columbia.edu just sounds a lot more professional than FirstnameRandomnumber@columbia.edu. So if there's a way to switch, I'd definitely like to know it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:25 pm

lunaraeon wrote:
Aussiebum wrote:Hello everyone,

Maybe this has been addressed already, but does anyone know how to get an email address that isn't our initials followed by some random number? I have noticed that some current students have emails that look like "firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu". I just think it'll be easier to remember/give out this type of addy. Let me know if you know how to do this.

According to another thread from a few years back, it's automatic, and just arrives to your initialsnumbers@columbia email.

remz wrote:
CG614 wrote:How did you get a firstname.lastname law school email address?


Log into LawNet (http://www.law.columbia.edu/lawnet). Click on your profile. It will be listed underneath your name.

(I can't get onto LawNet yet so can't confirm, but I might try sending myself an email.)


I have something listed as a screen name on Law Net which is my first initial and last name. I tried sending an email to that@law.columbia.edu but it didn't go through and then tried firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu and it also didn't go through. Maybe those addresses haven't been activated yet.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:27 pm

Everyone's LawNet username is [First initial][Last name] I think, but no one has an email like that. Seems everyone just has the columbia.edu domain corresponding to their UNI.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Aussiebum » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:30 pm

ph5354a wrote:
lunaraeon wrote:
Aussiebum wrote:Hello everyone,

Maybe this has been addressed already, but does anyone know how to get an email address that isn't our initials followed by some random number? I have noticed that some current students have emails that look like "firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu". I just think it'll be easier to remember/give out this type of addy. Let me know if you know how to do this.

According to another thread from a few years back, it's automatic, and just arrives to your initialsnumbers@columbia email.

remz wrote:
CG614 wrote:How did you get a firstname.lastname law school email address?


Log into LawNet (http://www.law.columbia.edu/lawnet). Click on your profile. It will be listed underneath your name.

(I can't get onto LawNet yet so can't confirm, but I might try sending myself an email.)


I have something listed as a screen name on Law Net which is my first initial and last name. I tried sending an email to that@law.columbia.edu but it didn't go through and then tried firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu and it also didn't go through. Maybe those addresses haven't been activated yet.


Hopefully. I know for a fact current students have the nicer format. Maybe they activate it once we get there? I can't imagine giving out that awkward email address to employers during OCI. Not that it makes a big difference, but it's just not visually appealing.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby untar614 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:14 pm

Aussiebum wrote:Hopefully. I know for a fact current students have the nicer format. Maybe they activate it once we get there? I can't imagine giving out that awkward email address to employers during OCI. Not that it makes a big difference, but it's just not visually appealing.

I can get on lawnet, and I don't see any button to change my columbia email address. What's underneath my name is my columbia email address (UNI@columbia.edu) and my other personal email address they have on file (I can change that, but that doesn't help). I had actually email and called IT a while back asking if there was anyway I could change it to be like what you guys have described, and they said no. Assuming that continues to be the case, I'll just link up my columbia email with my more-professionlly-named gmail and put the gmail on my resume.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:08 pm

Stilllll, did you end up swapping to LS housing? I got my assignment a couple hours after submitting my application this morning, and have a space in one of the buildings on 115th.

Mono, did you end up with Lenfest?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby untar614 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:32 pm

lunaraeon even ended up with the coolest apartment in the general law school housing, so anything is possible.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:46 pm

lunaraeon wrote:Mono, did you end up with Lenfest?


I DID NOT, IN FACT, END UP WITH MOTHERBLEEPING LENFEST, BECAUSE I SOMEHOW HAVE NOT ENDED UP WITH ANYTHING YET

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:I submitted my deposit Friday morning, it took them until Tuesday to send me the info for the housing app, which I filed immediately


Tuesday


lunaraeon wrote:I got my assignment a couple hours after submitting my application this morning, and have a space in one of the buildings on 115th.


a couple hours after submitting my application


WHY DO YOU HATE ME HOUSING DEPARTMENT?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Lax101 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:04 pm

lunaraeon wrote:Stilllll, did you end up swapping to LS housing? I got my assignment a couple hours after submitting my application this morning, and have a space in one of the buildings on 115th.

Mono, did you end up with Lenfest?

Do you mind sharing what you put as your housing budget? I was explicitly told by Columbia's housing department that there was nothing left. Unbelievable.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:08 pm

untar614 wrote:lunaraeon even ended up with the coolest apartment in the general law school housing, so anything is possible.

I dunno, there's this one guy rooming with me and I hear he's lame... :P

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
lunaraeon wrote:Mono, did you end up with Lenfest?


I DID NOT, IN FACT, END UP WITH MOTHERBLEEPING LENFEST, BECAUSE I SOMEHOW HAVE NOT ENDED UP WITH ANYTHING YET

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:I submitted my deposit Friday morning, it took them until Tuesday to send me the info for the housing app, which I filed immediately


Tuesday


lunaraeon wrote:I got my assignment a couple hours after submitting my application this morning, and have a space in one of the buildings on 115th.


a couple hours after submitting my application


WHY DO YOU HATE ME HOUSING DEPARTMENT?


:( sorry. I thought they would do these in order of applications. Have you emailed Juliana Utley at any point? I emailed her after getting in, she told me I'd get my PID later, and when I submitted my application I emailed her again to make my housing preferences clear. Then she emailed back later to say I'd be getting my assignment in a little while.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:10 pm

Lax101 wrote:
lunaraeon wrote:Stilllll, did you end up swapping to LS housing? I got my assignment a couple hours after submitting my application this morning, and have a space in one of the buildings on 115th.

Mono, did you end up with Lenfest?

Do you mind sharing what you put as your housing budget? I was explicitly told by Columbia's housing department that there was nothing left. Unbelievable.

Maximum for apartment share, and $1700 for alone. What about you?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby alicen » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:52 pm

sincere apologies as i am certain this has been asked before, but is there a specific page where you can check that all financial aid requirements for loan approval, disbursement, etc are listed and marked complete/incomplete? i feel like i stumbled onto this web page at one point but haven't managed to find it again. as first semester looms, i'm getting concerned that i actually have no idea how loans work / when i'll know if i have them / how i'll get them and so on. eek.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:32 pm

lunaraeon wrote::( sorry. I thought they would do these in order of applications. Have you emailed Juliana Utley at any point? I emailed her after getting in, she told me I'd get my PID later, and when I submitted my application I emailed her again to make my housing preferences clear. Then she emailed back later to say I'd be getting my assignment in a little while.


I sent in my deposit last Friday, and when I hadn't received housing info by Tuesday, I sent her an email asking if there was anything I could do to get the ball rolling. I got the housing info emailed to me a couple hours later (yay for promptness on that one), and I sent the app in as soon as I could. Since I didn't see any place on the app to specify important factors, I emailed Juliana Utley right away and said that I wanted to clarify I was looking for a single and anything else was essentially irrelevant. That was Tuesday afternoon, and I haven't heard a peep since.

I would've thought turnaround time would be pretty quick, because how many people could they possibly be dealing with last week and this week? Like five tops, right? I was wondering if my request was causing it to take extra time, but it doesn't seem like something that's conducive to a lot of legwork--either there are still singles left or there aren't. I thought I was flexible enough to give them the latitude to put me in ANY single they have--I said it didn't matter where, as long as it was in Morningside Heights, and I set the maximum budget available. I presume 420 West 116th is long gone, but I thought Lenfest would still have some spots available (and you said Utley said they were, in fact, spots available as of Saturday, right?). At the very least, Lionsgate has to have spots open. I don't want to pay that rent but I would bite the bullet if it were the only single left.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby untar614 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:39 pm

lunaraeon wrote:
untar614 wrote:lunaraeon even ended up with the coolest apartment in the general law school housing, so anything is possible.

I dunno, there's this one guy rooming with me and I hear he's lame... :P

you don't say...

So guys, I was thinking we'd go out to 21 and up bars exclusively for the first couple months.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:45 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
lunaraeon wrote::( sorry. I thought they would do these in order of applications. Have you emailed Juliana Utley at any point? I emailed her after getting in, she told me I'd get my PID later, and when I submitted my application I emailed her again to make my housing preferences clear. Then she emailed back later to say I'd be getting my assignment in a little while.


I sent in my deposit last Friday, and when I hadn't received housing info by Tuesday, I sent her an email asking if there was anything I could do to get the ball rolling. I got the housing info emailed to me a couple hours later (yay for promptness on that one), and I sent the app in as soon as I could. Since I didn't see any place on the app to specify important factors, I emailed Juliana Utley right away and said that I wanted to clarify I was looking for a single and anything else was essentially irrelevant. That was Tuesday afternoon, and I haven't heard a peep since.

I would've thought turnaround time would be pretty quick, because how many people could they possibly be dealing with last week and this week? Like five tops, right? I was wondering if my request was causing it to take extra time, but it doesn't seem like something that's conducive to a lot of legwork--either there are still singles left or there aren't. I thought I was flexible enough to give them the latitude to put me in ANY single they have--I said it didn't matter where, as long as it was in Morningside Heights, and I set the maximum budget available. I presume 420 West 116th is long gone, but I thought Lenfest would still have some spots available (and you said Utley said they were, in fact, spots available as of Saturday, right?). At the very least, Lionsgate has to have spots open. I don't want to pay that rent but I would bite the bullet if it were the only single left.

Yeah, what I mentioned earlier was a direct quote from her email mid-Saturday.
"Hi lunaraeon - Yes, there is still housing available. A majority of available housing is in either Lenfest Hall, or the general graduate student housing shares. As soon as you receive your PID from admissions, go ahead and put in an application. I'll see what we can get done."
It sounds like you did exactly what I did, so I don't know what's up. Shoot off another email to double-check?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:46 pm

untar614 wrote:
lunaraeon wrote:
untar614 wrote:lunaraeon even ended up with the coolest apartment in the general law school housing, so anything is possible.

I dunno, there's this one guy rooming with me and I hear he's lame... :P

you don't say...

So guys, I was thinking we'd go out to 21 and up bars exclusively for the first couple months.

Ah yes, as opposed to those ubiquitous bars for people under 21 ;)




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