Harvard Class of 2017

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

State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

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Nonconsecutive
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:43 pm

EvMont wrote:
paglababa wrote:September 2, 2014 - 1L Fall Term Classes Begin
Anyone know if there is mandatory orientation and if so when that begins? Trying to figure out my summer travel plans and when to quit work :D


Orientation: Tuesday, August 26th – Friday, August 29th. Pretty sure it's mandatory.


Based on past years, yep, at least a couple days of it will be mandatory.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby gottago » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:55 pm

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:01 pm

gottago wrote:Are HLS housing and HU housing...really this easy? I didn't even know what Gropius referred to until recently. Both of them took me about 5 minutes each. I made the choices open to me but I didn't read all the pages of FAQs or anything. Was there fine print?


These are just preliminary apps, the more detailed lease type stuff comes later.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:02 pm

gottago wrote:Are HLS housing and HU housing...really this easy? I didn't even know what Gropius referred to until recently. Both of them took me about 5 minutes each. I made the choices open to me but I didn't read all the pages of FAQs or anything. Was there fine print?

HUH is very competitive, apparently. I don't think the dorms are.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:12 pm

koalacity wrote:
gottago wrote:Are HLS housing and HU housing...really this easy? I didn't even know what Gropius referred to until recently. Both of them took me about 5 minutes each. I made the choices open to me but I didn't read all the pages of FAQs or anything. Was there fine print?

HUH is very competitive, apparently. I don't think the dorms are.


That's the vibe I got as well.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:04 pm

Gropius is easy during 1L. They only let a certain number of 2Ls and 3Ls live in on-campus housing (it's a lottery for 200 spots; everyone else goes on the waitlist).

Basically, after 1L they kick you out and make you find your own place.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:37 pm

delilah88 wrote:
wealtheow wrote:does anyone know the deal with this base loan? i know we HAVE to take it to get our grant, but if we don't end up needing all of it, can we make payments toward the loan w/ the excess?


I specifically asked the SFS office about this at ASW. The guy I talked to said that we can start making payments to the loan company whenever we want and that it won't affect the financial aid package. I assume he wasn't lying to me.



Awesome news, thank you so much for sharing this!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:54 pm

Idk if anyone has pointed this out, but as the c/o 2017 we will be graduating exactly 200 years after HLS was founded. More historical updates as my readings warrant.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby chuckbass » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:57 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Idk if anyone has pointed this out, but as the c/o 2017 we will be graduating exactly 200 years after HLS was founded. More historical updates as my readings warrant.

(I see you trying to get that gold banner)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:25 am

scottidsntknow wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:Idk if anyone has pointed this out, but as the c/o 2017 we will be graduating exactly 200 years after HLS was founded. More historical updates as my readings warrant.

(I see you trying to get that gold banner)


:lol:

In seriousness that is pretty cool though, I thought of it during ASW then promptly forgot it.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:40 am

I'm expecting nothing less than Obama himself as our commencement speaker.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:46 am

Nonconsecutive wrote:
scottidsntknow wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:Idk if anyone has pointed this out, but as the c/o 2017 we will be graduating exactly 200 years after HLS was founded. More historical updates as my readings warrant.

(I see you trying to get that gold banner)


:lol:

In seriousness that is pretty cool though, I thought of it during ASW then promptly forgot it.


While that's pretty cool, tbf all that pregnancy and meaning is diluted because schools just use centennials and bicentennials (and sometimes even sesquicentennials!) as elaborate excuses to fundraise.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:51 am

I doubt that we as students will be the first targets of that fundraising, although we might be the first beneficiaries (if there are any).

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:06 am

Pneumonia wrote:I doubt that we as students will be the first targets of that fundraising, although we might be the first beneficiaries (if there are any).


I just imagine Dean Minnow and Soban throwing Benjamins up in the air to the gentle melody of Dolla Dolla Bill Y'all.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby chneyo » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:20 pm

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:17 pm

i think i got my book, too! haven't had a chance to go check my box at work yet, but i got a shipment notification today, and i have been super good about not ordering clothes in my sleep lately...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Cowboy25 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:18 pm

Does anyone know how strict HLS is on the last semester of undergrad GPA. I realize they "expect you to keep the same academic standards they admitted you under," but do they enforce this at all?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:31 pm

Cowboy25 wrote:Does anyone know how strict HLS is on the last semester of undergrad GPA. I realize they "expect you to keep the same academic standards they admitted you under," but do they enforce this at all?


You'll be fine, excluding some catastrophic failure. Most of the time when people ask this question their GPA has dropped nowhere near enough to even raise an eyebrow.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Cowboy25 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:49 pm

2.8 for the semester?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:50 pm

Cowboy25 wrote:2.8 for the semester?


damn son. What's that drop your LSAC GPA to?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:56 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
Cowboy25 wrote:2.8 for the semester?


damn son. What's that drop your LSAC GPA to?


Yeah, I'd be less concerned about the 2.8 itself and more on the effect on your overall GPA. I don't personally know anyone who actually had an offer rescinded due to grades, but they put that in there just to keep the possibility open. I still wouldn't worry that much (unless you already had a low GPA for HLS), just be prepared to explain the drop if they ask.
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby charlie.black » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:58 pm

committed to cambridge :)

all you talented and wonderful people, see you in august!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:58 pm

charlie.black wrote:committed to cambridge :)

all you talented and wonderful people, see you in august!


Congrats! :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:31 pm

Sent in my enrollment form as well. Now just have to figure out how I'm going to fix my financial mess in order to actually attend this fall.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:33 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Sent in my enrollment form as well. Now just have to figure out how I'm going to fix my financial mess in order to actually attend this fall.


You can employ my method of ignoring it and hoping it goes away. It's working out decently so far




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