Duke Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

How's everyone feeling?

Super freaked out.
2
15%
Kind of freaked out.
1
8%
Freaked out...
2
15%
Thinking I should've been a blacksmith.
6
46%
My dad's a named partner, so...
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:08 pm

I just did it, since I'm going out of town this weekend. Do I win default gunner status, or is someone else yawning in the background because s/he completed it two days ago?

Edit: On the other hand, I still haven't taken care of the whole "somewhere to live" thing :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby FluffMonster » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:27 am

Serett wrote:I just did it, since I'm going out of town this weekend. Do I win default gunner status, or is someone else yawning in the background because s/he completed it two days ago?

Edit: On the other hand, I still haven't taken care of the whole "somewhere to live" thing :lol:


Do you at least have something in the works?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby JingoFett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:38 am

retaking23 wrote:I ventured a little further and actually opened the PDF to look for when the assignment is due: Sunday 11:59 PM. Which basically means I can slack for a few more days :D


Same, lost my attention once they said "not graded."

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:43 am

Jules239 wrote:
Serett wrote:I just did it, since I'm going out of town this weekend. Do I win default gunner status, or is someone else yawning in the background because s/he completed it two days ago?

Edit: On the other hand, I still haven't taken care of the whole "somewhere to live" thing :lol:


Do you at least have something in the works?


Kind of. I've definitely been looking and in touch with various complexes and people looking for roommates. Garrett West changed their offered prices from when I applied months ago to when they finally offered rooms, Ticon Properties was slow answering my questions, and when I followed up after a few days without hearing anything, they no longer had the unit available. I've half-decided to abandon my 1BR delusions and just nut up for a roommate, but I'm wary about the process of blind roommating and have been selective in my outreach. One guy was supposed to get back to me last week and still hasn't, while I just told another I'd take the room after about a week delay since he sent apartment pictures (so no clue if it's still open).

I'm not terribly worried because there seem to be plenty of grad students/professionals looking for roommates on DukeList, and the more questionably reviewed 1BRs in Durham seem to have availability. It's just a matter of if/when I have to settle on something less than what I ideally want, although that time is fast approaching since I want to move on August 1st. At the moment, I'm waiting on emails from three different people/places, and if they either don't come or aren't available, then I guess I just move onto the next best options and repeat later today.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby FluffMonster » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:48 am

Serett wrote:
Jules239 wrote:
Serett wrote:I just did it, since I'm going out of town this weekend. Do I win default gunner status, or is someone else yawning in the background because s/he completed it two days ago?

Edit: On the other hand, I still haven't taken care of the whole "somewhere to live" thing :lol:


Do you at least have something in the works?


Kind of. I've definitely been looking and in touch with various complexes and people looking for roommates. Garrett West changed their offered prices from when I applied months ago to when they finally offered rooms, Ticon Properties was slow answering my questions, and when I followed up after a few days without hearing anything, they no longer had the unit available. I've half-decided to abandon my 1BR delusions and just nut up for a roommate, but I'm wary about the process of blind roommating and have been selective in my outreach. One guy was supposed to get back to me last week and still hasn't, while I just told another I'd take the room after about a week delay since he sent apartment pictures (so no clue if it's still open).

I'm not terribly worried because there seem to be plenty of grad students/professionals looking for roommates on DukeList, and the more questionably reviewed 1BRs in Durham seem to have availability. It's just a matter of if/when I have to settle on something less than what I ideally want, although that time is fast approaching since I want to move on August 1st. At the moment, I'm waiting on emails from three different people/places, and if they either don't come or aren't available, then I guess I just move onto the next best options and repeat later today.


Aug 1st is fast approaching. I'd piggyback on a roommate who's started the process/ has an apartment since you're in such a time crunch.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:52 am

Yeh, the individuals I'm reaching out to are already people who have apartments but need to fill a room on DukeList, so once I find someone, the process should be relatively immediate. The apartment complexes with availability are another story, but if they still have 1BR openings for August, they're getting as worried about filling them as I am.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby FluffMonster » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:57 am

Serett wrote:Yeh, the individuals I'm reaching out to are already people who have apartments but need to fill a room on DukeList, so once I find someone, the process should be relatively immediate. The apartment complexes with availability are another story, but if they still have 1BR openings for August, they're getting as worried about filling them as I am.


gl. I'm sure you'll be fine, though.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby PB&J.D. » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:11 pm

Serett wrote:Yeh, the individuals I'm reaching out to are already people who have apartments but need to fill a room on DukeList, so once I find someone, the process should be relatively immediate. The apartment complexes with availability are another story, but if they still have 1BR openings for August, they're getting as worried about filling them as I am.


If you have any complexes you're interested in, feel free to let me know. I'm currently in Durham scoping for a 1BR for Aug 5-14 move in, so I'm getting all the info I can. Already been to Pinnacle & Parc.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:34 pm

PB&J.D. wrote:
Serett wrote:Yeh, the individuals I'm reaching out to are already people who have apartments but need to fill a room on DukeList, so once I find someone, the process should be relatively immediate. The apartment complexes with availability are another story, but if they still have 1BR openings for August, they're getting as worried about filling them as I am.


If you have any complexes you're interested in, feel free to let me know. I'm currently in Durham scoping for a 1BR for Aug 5-14 move in, so I'm getting all the info I can. Already been to Pinnacle & Parc.


Sounds good, thanks for the offer! I've seen the major ones at ASW (Pinnacle, Parc, Garrett West, and...the one I always forget. Was it Century Trinity Estates?) and the definitely-out-of-my-price-range ones shown on the downtown Durham apartment tour at ASW (Heights at LaSalle, 605 West, another in-process complex, and the former warehouse apartments--the Lofts, maybe?). I also briefly stopped by Hawthorne at the View. I'm kind of wary of Beech Lake and Mission University Pines, among some others, based on reviews, but I haven't seen them in person (and am not sure it'd really help unless I saw the specific unit I would be leasing, since the model units are pictured enough but may not be representative).

One of the few that I was/am still tempted to jump on is Springfield Apartments. As of when I checked a few days ago (and according to the current info on their website), they have at least a few 1BR openings, and a 10-month lease can be had for as low as ~$715. That might be one worth checking out if it meets your needs. Otherwise, don't worry about seeing it on my account; I've gotten pictures, reviews are decent to good. There's just that nagging doubt that will probably keep me from pouncing due to not being able to see my specific unit in conjunction with choosing a complex that I really haven't heard mentioned by anyone else.

By the way, in case you're unfamiliar with it, padmapper.com can also be useful.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby JingoFett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:01 pm

I know people are mixed on how worthwhile E&Es are during 0L summer, but does anyone have any suggestions about which would be most helpful? Obviously Duke wont release our schedules for another month so I cant base it off of the usual "whatever you're taking first semester" advice. I'm currently trying to plow through Civil Procedure and wanted to try to do one or two more before school.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby PB&J.D. » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:39 pm

Serett wrote:One of the few that I was/am still tempted to jump on is Springfield Apartments. As of when I checked a few days ago (and according to the current info on their website), they have at least a few 1BR openings, and a 10-month lease can be had for as low as ~$715. That might be one worth checking out if it meets your needs.


This one's definitely on my list.
I'm using padmapper right now to try and find something within close driving range. It seems like are there a lot of decent properties, but I'll have to make it to as many as I can before passing judgment.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:18 pm

More important than the fast approaching start date of law school is the almost as quickly approaching start of the NFL season.

Who wants to do a fantasy league?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby JingoFett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:32 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:More important than the fast approaching start date of law school is the almost as quickly approaching start of the NFL season.

Who wants to do a fantasy league?


I know I should say no......

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:43 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:More important than the fast approaching start date of law school is the almost as quickly approaching start of the NFL season.

Who wants to do a fantasy league?


Count me in.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:07 pm

JingoFett wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:More important than the fast approaching start date of law school is the almost as quickly approaching start of the NFL season.

Who wants to do a fantasy league?


I know I should say no......


That but yes.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby JingoFett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:16 pm

Serett wrote:
JingoFett wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:More important than the fast approaching start date of law school is the almost as quickly approaching start of the NFL season.

Who wants to do a fantasy league?


I know I should say no......


That but yes.


sorry i wasnt clear, i'm in too

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:25 pm

I made a new poll regarding this. I'll make a google spreadsheet or form when I'm putting off this case briefing to collect emails and such.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:08 pm

Hey all, I'll be moving into a 1BR in Pinnacle Ridge August 7th. Would anyone mind helping me carry 3-4 pieces of furniture up the stairs? I'll be using a pod-type-thing that is dropped off with no movers. Only 1 of the pieces is actually heavy--the rest are just large. You will be rewarded a 6-pack (or equivalent goodness if that isn't your thing). :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:29 pm

aldiddy wrote:Hey all, I'll be moving into a 1BR in Pinnacle Ridge August 7th. Would anyone mind helping me carry 3-4 pieces of furniture up the stairs? I'll be using a pod-type-thing that is dropped off with no movers. Only 1 of the pieces is actually heavy--the rest are just large. You will be rewarded a 6-pack (or equivalent goodness if that isn't your thing). :D


I don't plan on living at PR, so I won't volunteer as first-choice, but if you don't find anyone at PR before then, PM me, and I'd be glad to come help (assuming I find an apartment of my own before then :lol: ).

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:26 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:I made a new poll regarding this. I'll make a google spreadsheet or form when I'm putting off this case briefing to collect emails and such.


I missed the poll, but I'm in and ESPN>>>Yahoo Sports.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:14 pm

Serett wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Hey all, I'll be moving into a 1BR in Pinnacle Ridge August 7th. Would anyone mind helping me carry 3-4 pieces of furniture up the stairs? I'll be using a pod-type-thing that is dropped off with no movers. Only 1 of the pieces is actually heavy--the rest are just large. You will be rewarded a 6-pack (or equivalent goodness if that isn't your thing). :D


I don't plan on living at PR, so I won't volunteer as first-choice, but if you don't find anyone at PR before then, PM me, and I'd be glad to come help (assuming I find an apartment of my own before then :lol: ).


Thanks! I'll let you know if I can't find someone who lives at Pinnacle Ridge within the next couple of weeks. Good luck on the apartment hunt

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:43 pm

aldiddy wrote:
Serett wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Hey all, I'll be moving into a 1BR in Pinnacle Ridge August 7th. Would anyone mind helping me carry 3-4 pieces of furniture up the stairs? I'll be using a pod-type-thing that is dropped off with no movers. Only 1 of the pieces is actually heavy--the rest are just large. You will be rewarded a 6-pack (or equivalent goodness if that isn't your thing). :D


I don't plan on living at PR, so I won't volunteer as first-choice, but if you don't find anyone at PR before then, PM me, and I'd be glad to come help (assuming I find an apartment of my own before then :lol: ).


Thanks! I'll let you know if I can't find someone who lives at Pinnacle Ridge within the next couple of weeks. Good luck on the apartment hunt


I'll be there and probably very bored stuck in PR with no car :lol: Bad news is that I am a weakling so you should probably find a strapping man to help instead

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:48 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:More important than the fast approaching start date of law school is the almost as quickly approaching start of the NFL season.

Who wants to do a fantasy league?


Count me in. Even if my Vikings have another terrible year, my fantasy team will hopefully have a... slightly better season!
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:49 pm

aldiddy wrote:Hey all, I'll be moving into a 1BR in Pinnacle Ridge August 7th. Would anyone mind helping me carry 3-4 pieces of furniture up the stairs? I'll be using a pod-type-thing that is dropped off with no movers. Only 1 of the pieces is actually heavy--the rest are just large. You will be rewarded a 6-pack (or equivalent goodness if that isn't your thing). :D


I'd be happy to help otherwise, but I don't move into my 1BR at Pinnacle Ridge until the following Monday.

When is everyone else moving to Durham? Or are some of you there already?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:49 pm

gta wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:More important than the fast approaching start date of law school is the almost as quickly approaching start of the NFL season.

Who wants to do a fantasy league?


Count me in. Even if my Vikings have another terrible year, my fantasy team will hopefully have a... slightly better season!


My one, hard rule in fantasy football is that I don't draft players from my own (disappointing) team :D




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