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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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Thu May 01, 2014 10:10 pm

heythatslife wrote: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?


IIRC, Trips said you could get a dorm room pretty late (I think half are reserved for 1Ls).

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jingosaur
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Fri May 02, 2014 9:14 am

I remember reading or hearing somewhere that 1Ls are guaranteed dorms. My tour guides at OCI said that there are empty rooms every year. You might have to settle for Gropius, but it's not the worst thing in the world.

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Single-Malt-Liquor
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Fri May 02, 2014 9:23 am

In case anyone is interested. Within the next few days there will be a Harvard University Housing 1BR, pet friendly apartment listed in the "available now" section of the website. I'm guessing the start date will be around 6/1 and the price will be $1740ish.

I'm terminating the lease today and they usually list these places pretty fast from what I'm told.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Fri May 02, 2014 10:43 am

jingosaur wrote:I remember reading or hearing somewhere that 1Ls are guaranteed dorms. My tour guides at OCI said that there are empty rooms every year. You might have to settle for Gropius, but it's not the worst thing in the world.

There is an empty room in this hall and one in the next one. They kick rising 2Ls and 3Ls out so they'll have enough rooms for 1Ls who want them.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri May 02, 2014 12:40 pm

I was moving in on an apartment until the landlord found out I am an incoming law student, at which point the landlord refused to rent to me :lol: That's a problem I certainly hadn't anticipated.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Fri May 02, 2014 1:06 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:I was moving in on an apartment until the landlord found out I am an incoming law student, at which point the landlord refused to rent to me :lol: That's a problem I certainly hadn't anticipated.


ouch. and you'd think landlords would be all over us classy harvard students!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri May 02, 2014 4:04 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:I was moving in on an apartment until the landlord found out I am an incoming law student, at which point the landlord refused to rent to me :lol: That's a problem I certainly hadn't anticipated.


What, why? Is she really that into scamming her tenants that she doesn't want to tangle with graduate student/lawyer types?

And I didnt get an e-mail from the housing people yesterday. Does that mean my application didn't go through?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Sat May 03, 2014 12:19 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:I was moving in on an apartment until the landlord found out I am an incoming law student, at which point the landlord refused to rent to me :lol: That's a problem I certainly hadn't anticipated.


What, why? Is she really that into scamming her tenants that she doesn't want to tangle with graduate student/lawyer types?

And I didnt get an e-mail from the housing people yesterday. Does that mean my application didn't go through?


In property we learned that this is actually quite common. Lawyers and Law students are typically discriminated against because they know their rights and are usually unafraid to enforce them. And this wasnt the professor talking about it, it was literally in the property book.

Student: Mr. Landlord the heat isnt working.
Landlord: It's Saturday. I'll have a guy come out the day after tomorrow.
Student: WARRANTY OF HABITABILITY...YOU CAN'T CHARGE ME FOR THOSE DAYS...I'LL SUE YOU...

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Fianna13
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fianna13 » Sat May 03, 2014 1:00 pm

uhh.. I think I saw someone posting about identity theft but couldn't find the poster. So if anyone knows and/or the poster sees this, pm me. I might be in the same situation :/

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat May 03, 2014 3:57 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:And I didnt get an e-mail from the housing people yesterday. Does that mean my application didn't go through?


For HLS Housing or HUH? For HUH at least I know you can log in and see if your application has been approved.

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ph14
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby ph14 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:05 pm

Here are some of the activities we had during orientation: section meeting, section lunch, section photo, completed registration (signing the book that all HLS students sign) and there are some student organization and other information, campus tour, and dinner.

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TheMostDangerousLG
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon May 05, 2014 9:44 am

Ugh, super excited for everyone to start selecting their rooms today. Meanwhile, I'll just be sitting here in the corner, watching, windowless, alone...

Baby cried the day the circus came to town...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Mon May 05, 2014 9:55 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Ugh, super excited for everyone to start selecting their rooms today. Meanwhile, I'll just be sitting here in the corner, watching, windowless, alone...

Baby cried the day the circus came to town...


That'll be good practice for when you live in a windowless dorm room.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby codyoneill » Mon May 05, 2014 10:00 am

Just sent my signed lease for HUH housing in Holden Greens. Oh man, this is really happening.

Also, I'm living there for the summer, so feel free to ask me any questions about Holden Greens or moving hassles or the area in the next couple months. I've also got a car and will be going through the whole Cambridge permit parking deal, too.

And if you need a place to crash for a couple days while looking at off campus apartments, you can PM me. We'll have a pullout couch and you might be able to stay with us and avoid the cost of hotels or airbnb.

Good luck to everyone else with housing!

love4life29
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby love4life29 » Mon May 05, 2014 11:01 am

Is it hard to get housing in North if you don't get a selection window? Also, is there any way I can check tonight to see which rooms were taken in the selection so that I can pick from what is left tomorrow?

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Fianna13
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fianna13 » Mon May 05, 2014 11:25 am

HUH applicants already started their room selections? O.O

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby gottago » Mon May 05, 2014 11:34 am

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby codyoneill » Mon May 05, 2014 11:51 am

Fianna13 wrote:HUH applicants already started their room selections? O.O


Found a room under the "currently available" section.

If you're doing HUH, you have two options:

1) The lottery / window selection
2) Looking at the "currently available" apartments at any time and choosing one you like. As soon as you select an apartment, you are no longer able to be a part of the lottery / window selection process, but you're also immediately sent the lease for the place you chose; that apartment is now yours. A couple days ago I found a good apartment on the currently available page, selected it that night, and received the lease in my inbox the next day.

It is somewhat terrifying to select an apartment without being able to see it, but I'm trusting floorplans, typical apartment photos, and Harvard's reputation as a landlord. Would not do this with an off campus apartment.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon May 05, 2014 12:35 pm

So, kiddos who have a room window: how's the selection looking?

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jingosaur
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Mon May 05, 2014 1:16 pm

I just did my room selection. I got a room in North so I'm really excited! There were about 40-50 remaining rooms in North Hall and there were up to 9 available on each floor. I didn't get a chance to look at the other dorms because North was my first choice.

Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon May 05, 2014 1:34 pm

jingosaur wrote:I just did my room selection. I got a room in North so I'm really excited! There were about 40-50 remaining rooms in North Hall and there were up to 9 available on each floor. I didn't get a chance to look at the other dorms because North was my first choice.

Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!


What window were you?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Mon May 05, 2014 1:36 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
jingosaur wrote:I just did my room selection. I got a room in North so I'm really excited! There were about 40-50 remaining rooms in North Hall and there were up to 9 available on each floor. I didn't get a chance to look at the other dorms because North was my first choice.

Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!


What window were you?


I was the 1:00 window so second wave.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon May 05, 2014 1:37 pm

jingosaur wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
jingosaur wrote:I just did my room selection. I got a room in North so I'm really excited! There were about 40-50 remaining rooms in North Hall and there were up to 9 available on each floor. I didn't get a chance to look at the other dorms because North was my first choice.

Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!


What window were you?


I was the 1:00 window so second wave.


lol damn, looks like I won't get a room in North by the time window 8 opens up. oh well

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Mon May 05, 2014 1:41 pm

North is pretty expensive so I bet a lot of people won't even look at it.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon May 05, 2014 1:43 pm

jingosaur wrote:North is pretty expensive so I bet a lot of people won't even look at it.


yeah, but I was gunning for a Small single lol




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