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

lawschoolwannabee123
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lawschoolwannabee123 » Thu May 01, 2014 11:02 am

I got a pretty sweet room selection window so now I have to think about what I actually want... Has anyone seen or does anyone know whether the extra square footage of a Gropius type 2 or 3 is worth an extra 100ish dollars per month? Will I feel like I'm living in a tiny jail cell in a type 1? North looks great but is a North Standard worth double a Gropius Type 1? HAAALP.

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TripTrip
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Thu May 01, 2014 11:25 am

lawschoolwannabee123 wrote:I got a pretty sweet room selection window so now I have to think about what I actually want... Has anyone seen or does anyone know whether the extra square footage of a Gropius type 2 or 3 is worth an extra 100ish dollars per month? Will I feel like I'm living in a tiny jail cell in a type 1? North looks great but is a North Standard worth double a Gropius Type 1? HAAALP.

I think all the price increases are worth it as long as you don't go to Hastings. Hastings is not worth it at all. They pay more than I do for less usable space and a crumblier building.

Here are some better photos of a Type-6:

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There's more room in a type-6 than in many of the living rooms of Cambridge apartments. I'll definitely be in an apartment next year because I hated not having a kitchen (my own kitchen - there is an 8-sq-ft dorm "kitchen" in the next building), but I really didn't mind the dorms other than that.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby gottago » Thu May 01, 2014 11:30 am

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Thu May 01, 2014 11:33 am

What sort of window would one need to have a shot at an HLS apartment?

blckwsl
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby blckwsl » Thu May 01, 2014 11:35 am

Does anyone know if there is an online/electronic version of the college certification form? I would like to be able to email it to my pre-law advisor. (I know they have to mail it in). Thanks in advance!

PS: Also got the last housing window... can I still bet on getting something in groupius? :?

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koalacity
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Thu May 01, 2014 11:42 am

blckwsl wrote:Does anyone know if there is an online/electronic version of the college certification form? I would like to be able to email it to my pre-law advisor. (I know they have to mail it in). Thanks in advance!

PS: Also got the last housing window... can I still bet on getting something in groupius? :?

https://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective ... tions.html

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TripTrip
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Thu May 01, 2014 11:46 am

I wasn't even admitted this time last year and had no problem getting a Gropius room. I didn't start looking until June and I still had options. I took a Type-2 and someone in a Type-6 switched with me in the room swap system because they wanted to pay less.

They hold rooms for 1Ls so that you can live on campus. Don't worry about your selection window.

Also, re: Gropius being more social. It's not, unless you're a dorm-lounge-lover. Most of my social activities take place in other people's apartments. It's the closer aspect that everyone loves.
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Thu May 01, 2014 11:47 am

Pneumonia wrote:What sort of window would one need to have a shot at an HLS apartment?

I'm thinking our chances at getting one of the HLS apartments aren't great, since the HAHLS website says that "only returning students are officially eligible to live in the HLS Apartments. If any HLS apartments remain vacant after the returning student room selection period, they will then be offered to incoming students." Since there's only 26 (?) apartment units available, that probably doesn't bode well for our chances as 0Ls unless you have one of the first windows.

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koalacity
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Thu May 01, 2014 11:49 am

koalacity wrote:Hi fellow classmates! :D
Don't forget to post in the TLS Class of 2017 thread if you haven't already-Columbia is about to overtake us.

bump

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Thu May 01, 2014 11:56 am

How is everyone getting windows already? I haven't gotten any e-mails yet.

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TheMostDangerousLG
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu May 01, 2014 12:10 pm

TripTrip wrote:I wasn't even admitted this time last year and had no problem getting a Gropius room. I didn't start looking until June and I still had options. I took a Type-2 and someone in a Type-6 switched with me in the room swap system because they wanted to pay less.

They hold rooms for 1Ls so that you can live on campus. Don't worry about your selection window.


Ooo, this is good to hear.

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ShrimpToastMasters
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu May 01, 2014 12:12 pm

Withdrawing today :( Everyone have fun at HLS for me!!!

blckwsl
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby blckwsl » Thu May 01, 2014 12:19 pm

koalacity wrote:
blckwsl wrote:Does anyone know if there is an online/electronic version of the college certification form? I would like to be able to email it to my pre-law advisor. (I know they have to mail it in). Thanks in advance!

PS: Also got the last housing window... can I still bet on getting something in groupius? :?

https://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective ... tions.html


Thanks!

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chicky
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Thu May 01, 2014 4:34 pm

Hi frands - just enrolled. Pretty effing thrilled.

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Fianna13
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fianna13 » Thu May 01, 2014 5:20 pm

HorseThief wrote:How is everyone getting windows already? I haven't gotten any e-mails yet.


Did you apply for HUH or Dorms? I got the email saying HUH window selection opens on the 5th.

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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Thu May 01, 2014 5:45 pm

Here's something to get you all excited....lol

http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800

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koalacity
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Thu May 01, 2014 5:56 pm

chicky wrote:Hi frands - just enrolled. Pretty effing thrilled.

Congrats!

Also, don't forget to post in the TLS Class of 2017 thread so we can beat Columbia!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby EvMont » Thu May 01, 2014 6:00 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Here's something to get you all excited....lol

http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800


I have a feeling this article might take a turn, so I'm gonna stop right here:

Smirking, in fact, might be the official facial expression of Harvard Law School.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Thu May 01, 2014 6:01 pm

EvMont wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Here's something to get you all excited....lol

http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800


I have a feeling this article might take a turn, so I'm gonna stop right here:

Smirking, in fact, might be the official facial expression of Harvard Law School.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:


It's mostly depressing with a few 'yeah the law is hard, get the fuck over it' type responses

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Thu May 01, 2014 6:06 pm

Fianna13 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:How is everyone getting windows already? I haven't gotten any e-mails yet.


Did you apply for HUH or Dorms? I got the email saying HUH window selection opens on the 5th.


HUH. I got the e-mail about windows opening on the 5th, but I'm wondering how some peeps seem to know which window they have. Is it a dorm thing?

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koalacity
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Thu May 01, 2014 6:07 pm

HorseThief wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:How is everyone getting windows already? I haven't gotten any e-mails yet.


Did you apply for HUH or Dorms? I got the email saying HUH window selection opens on the 5th.


HUH. I got the e-mail about windows opening on the 5th, but I'm wondering how some peeps seem to know which window they have. Is it a dorm thing?

Yeah, the window selection emails today were for HLS housing (dorms and the handful of HLS apartments).

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yomisterd
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Thu May 01, 2014 8:00 pm

GOT MY BOOK YO.

Scorpions by Noah Feldman. Actually pretty stoked to read this over the summer.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu May 01, 2014 9:24 pm

yomisterd wrote:GOT MY BOOK YO.

Scorpions by Noah Feldman. Actually pretty stoked to read this over the summer.


That's what I got. I enjoyed it a lot.

t-14orbust wrote:Here's something to get you all excited....lol

http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800


I've read that article before and it is so damn depressing. Everytime it crops up I file it away in the denial part of my brain and move on. 30 year old COM is going to be really pissed at 24 year old COM for that, but oh well this is what I got going for me so... no turning back now!
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Thu May 01, 2014 9:29 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
yomisterd wrote:GOT MY BOOK YO.

Scorpions by Noah Feldman. Actually pretty stoked to read this over the summer.


That's what I got. I enjoyed it a lot.

t-14orbust wrote:Here's something to get you all excited....lol

http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800


I've read that article before and it is so damn depressing. Everytime it crops up I file it away in the denial part of my brain and move on. 30 year old COM is going to be really pissed at 24 year old COM for that, but oh well this is what I got going for me so... no turning back now!


I don't mind it since I sold my soul long ago.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby heythatslife » Thu May 01, 2014 10:08 pm

Shoot, I don't know what I was thinking but I missed the housing application deadline so I can only choose from May 12 onward. Do you think there will still be some Gropius rooms left by then, or will they have been all snapped up?




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