Cornell Class of 2016

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2016)
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ph5354a
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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:26 pm

toothbrush wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Also, I was under the impression (maybe due to my own naiveté) that the Cornell (Ithaca) to NYC bus was free (to students) but it's actually 165 dollars r/t. That's crazy. There goes that as a means of transportation.

I hate that it's so expensive to get upstate from NYC for people visiting. The best I found is 31 dollars one way to Syracuse which is a 1 hour ish drive from Ithaca. The direct bus is like 55 dollars one way to Ithaca.

Hell, you can go to Boston from NYC for 15 bucks =X


You can get the megabus from NYC to Binghamton --which is about an hour south of Ithaca. It would be a much shorter bus trip than to Syracuse (about 3 1/2 hours) and if you get it in advance it can be really cheap (like, under $10.) Yeah, the C2C is luxurious, but it's super expensive.

Hey! Thanks for the inside advice. The best I found for NYC to Bing was $39 (http://us.megabus.com/JourneyResults.as ... thReturn=0) .. Am I doing it wrong ? If you do it a month in advance (the furthest it lets you) it's about $24! I'd love ~15 though!


I think the day of the week is a big factor --in this search, you can travel on a Tuesday for $7 (plus the illustrious $1 ticket!) but Friday travel, as well as Saturday-Monday presumably, it goes back up to $24+.

http://us.megabus.com/JourneyResults.as ... thReturn=1

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lincoln » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:05 pm

Getting to Ithaca from Binghamton or Syracuse is a giant pain in the ass unless you have a generous soul willing to drive an hour each way to pick you up. Just suck it up and take the Shortline. I think it's $90 r/t if you're a student. It drops you 200 ft from the law school.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:33 pm

The 7 on a tuesday is a nice find. Ty ph :)D

Im really concerned for people who visit (my SO ) who will come by bus :( i don't mind driving an hour to pick her up though if it saves 40 bucks or whatever

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:47 pm

If anybody is still looking for housing, please PM me! My rental company is letting me out of my lease w/o penalty, as long as I find someone else to rent it!

It's a small (and I mean small), furnished (optional, no extra charge), affordable studio, less than a mile to campus (in the Commons).

PM me for details/specs. Thank youuuu.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby CR2012 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:40 am

I feel like there is a lot of WL movement on our Facebook group.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:20 pm

CR2012 wrote:I feel like there is a lot of WL movement on our Facebook group.

I noticed the same thing.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:34 pm

toothbrush wrote:
CR2012 wrote:I feel like there is a lot of WL movement on our Facebook group.

I noticed the same thing.


We don't need them. We don't need any of them!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:40 pm

toothbrush wrote:
CR2012 wrote:I feel like there is a lot of WL movement on our Facebook group.

I noticed the same thing.

+1

Every day there's a new "Hey guys, I'm no longer attending Cornell; anyone need a room?" followed by "Hey guys, I just got into Cornell; anyone have a room?"

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:47 pm

Lavitz wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
CR2012 wrote:I feel like there is a lot of WL movement on our Facebook group.

I noticed the same thing.

+1

Every day there's a new "Hey guys, I'm no longer attending Cornell; anyone need a room?" followed by "Hey guys, I just got into Cornell; anyone have a room?"

They should make some sort of site or something for these people to connect...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:53 pm

Has anyone else not received their netID yet?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:20 pm

Lavitz wrote:Has anyone else not received their netID yet?

No - you should contact them IMO if you haven't already.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:31 pm

Lavitz wrote:Has anyone else not received their netID yet?


I have not

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:35 pm

guinness1547 wrote:I have not

Ok then. I would've called if I were the only one here.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arkham » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:22 pm

I just got my NetID. You really just accept a few terms and conditions and create a password with a bunch of really annoying stipulations. Then, you get access to a server that seems kinda poorly designed, to be honest. It's not something you need to worry about getting really soon or anything.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:02 pm

Arkham wrote:I just got my NetID. You really just accept a few terms and conditions and create a password with a bunch of really annoying stipulations. Then, you get access to a server that seems kinda poorly designed, to be honest. It's not something you need to worry about getting really soon or anything.

Yeah, it's just that I mailed my health forms and now I have nothing left to do. :lol:

And apparently you need it if you want to add dental or vision coverage to SHIP.

But anyway, I just received a second e-mail asking me to verify my name and address. So the delay could be because they never read my original reply...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:42 pm

A few things.

Is anyone moving from the midwest? I'm just now deciding between driving and flying. How much stuff I want to bring, price, if I want a car out there, etc.
Is anyone going to have a car there?
Is anyone bringing a bike, or are the hills just too ridiculous for casual riding?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby highopes337 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:54 pm

Ugh, I need to get on my health forms....

I'll have a car and my mountain bike!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:48 pm

guinness1547 wrote:A few things.

Is anyone moving from the midwest? I'm just now deciding between driving and flying. How much stuff I want to bring, price, if I want a car out there, etc.
Is anyone going to have a car there?
Is anyone bringing a bike, or are the hills just too ridiculous for casual riding?

From the NE.

Bringing a car for sure. That's because I'll be driving home. The flights to up there are STOOOOPID pricey. If you have to fly home then prolly skip the car. The place to shop is like 1-2 miles away (Wegman's, Walmart, Bed bath and Beyond, Chiptole ^^, Panera, etc etc ) and I think you can carpool / bus there. Also look into Ithaca Carshare if you aren't bringing a car. It's like a zipcar style car rental thingy.

And a bike is something I may consider. The campus has a bunch of bike stations to lock up and it's a nice area to bike in. However, if it snows then fuck that. And some of the hills are retarded from what I saw. Like I was scared to go down them as if it was a roller coaster sort of drop.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:22 pm

I'll be bringing my car--at least for the first year.

But yeah, some of those hills are just not meant for bicycles.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arkham » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:50 am

I'm not bringing a car. When I visited it seemed like everything is in walking distance. Plus, that way I don't need to worry about paying for somewhere to park it. I might bring a bike, or I might just commit to walking everywhere.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:43 pm

Arkham wrote:I'm not bringing a car. When I visited it seemed like everything is in walking distance. Plus, that way I don't need to worry about paying for somewhere to park it. I might bring a bike, or I might just commit to walking everywhere.

While this is true, I think you have to remember the snow / winter situation. Even when it doesn't snow, I hear that it's VERY cold. However, there is carshare, the TCAT bus which we get a free year to, and various shuttles depending on where you live.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:24 pm

Everyone should vote for Mike Spivey to be an honorary member of our class in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=203065

I don't expect us to win, but people will continue to make fun of Cornell if we don't have a decent showing. And if we do win, we get this:
MikeSpivey wrote:I'm going to put this and then the ultimate school whose class I am an honorary member of on my blog. Cool. Then if possible I will try to visit that school and do a "how to get the job you want" talk at that school.

And of course, if you are relatively certain you'll be attending Cornell, you should declare your loyalty in there. Thank you for your participation.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arkham » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:28 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Arkham wrote:I'm not bringing a car. When I visited it seemed like everything is in walking distance. Plus, that way I don't need to worry about paying for somewhere to park it. I might bring a bike, or I might just commit to walking everywhere.

While this is true, I think you have to remember the snow / winter situation. Even when it doesn't snow, I hear that it's VERY cold. However, there is carshare, the TCAT bus which we get a free year to, and various shuttles depending on where you live.

Ha, well where I live now is colder than Ithaca, so I'm not worried about it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby highopes337 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:37 pm

this...

Lavitz wrote:...people will continue to make fun of Cornell if we don't have a decent showing...And of course, if you are relatively certain you'll be attending Cornell, you should declare your loyalty in there. Thank you for your participation.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:12 am

as of 8am est I just cast the vote which puts CORNELL in the LEAD for mike spivey.

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