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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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon May 05, 2014 5:36 pm

codyoneill wrote:
gottago wrote:Is a room between my room and the lounge enough to buffer the noise?


From the "Ask a Harvard Student" thread, my impression is that the walls in the dorms are thick so you wouldn't be bothered by noise from the lounge, but the doors in the dorms don't block noise well so if anyone leaves the lounge to talk in the hallway near your door, you'll hear their whole conversation.

For whatever that's worth.


I'm going to stand outside people's doors and say the most ridiculous things

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon May 05, 2014 5:56 pm

Someone explain the difference between HUH "currently available" and "HUH selection window options" ??

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Mon May 05, 2014 5:58 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Someone explain the difference between HUH "currently available" and "HUH selection window options" ??


The "Currently Available" are the ones that are open right now. The window nonsense is about those that will be open in the fall, but are currently occupied.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby codyoneill » Mon May 05, 2014 6:03 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Someone explain the difference between HUH "currently available" and "HUH selection window options" ??


Currently available means, you select it, you got it. You don't need to wait for anything. As long as your application has been approved (and it will need to have been if you're able to look at currently available), you can select a room and it immediately goes off the list and they send you your lease to your HLS e-mail. Your window number and day don't matter.

The selection window has a greater number of apartments. You view the available ones on one day and the next day you rank the apartments you would most like to live in and then submit. It is first come, first serve on selection day.

Who knows why it is split up this way. I think that the currently available apartments tend to have a bit funkier starting dates on the leases.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon May 05, 2014 7:15 pm

thanks that makes sense: the ones imma see in my view/select window are generally for the fall then?

I assumed that I'd be able to see more when I got to my window, I just wasn't sure how they were divided between "currently avail" and "window select." The summer/fall thing makes sense. Thanks again.

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Postby 06162014123 » Mon May 05, 2014 11:31 pm

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TheMostDangerousLG
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 06, 2014 9:20 am

Can someone with access to room selection give a brief rundown of what's still available?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Tue May 06, 2014 10:00 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Can someone with access to room selection give a brief rundown of what's still available?


This is according to the room swap application

Hastings:
13 2BR Spots
4 1 BR Spots- 2 Regular and 2 Small

North:
None

HLS Apartments:
None

Ames:
8 Type 1 Singles and 1 Type 3 Single

Dane:
None

Holmes:
None

Shaw:
None

Story:
2 Type 1 Singles

I'm sure more will open up once people start backing out of their leases.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Fianna13 » Tue May 06, 2014 10:10 am

koalacity wrote:Ugh ugh ugh both my SO and I got 5/30 for HUH :(.


I got 28th. Not much better

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TheMostDangerousLG
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 06, 2014 11:55 am

Looking at floor plans, I'm super confused.. where are the bathrooms for fifth floor Hastings rooms? Per the Hastings page, there are no bathroom, and I don't see them on the floor plan either.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Tue May 06, 2014 11:59 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Looking at floor plans, I'm super confused.. where are the bathrooms for fifth floor Hastings rooms? Per the Hastings page, there are no bathroom, and I don't see them on the floor plan either.


It's a chamber pot type situation.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 06, 2014 11:59 am

Arrow4Christ wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Looking at floor plans, I'm super confused.. where are the bathrooms for fifth floor Hastings rooms? Per the Hastings page, there are no bathroom, and I don't see them on the floor plan either.


It's a chamber pot type situation.


So it seems.

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TheMostDangerousLG
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 06, 2014 12:12 pm

THESE SELECTIONS ARE BLEAK. :( :( :( :( :(

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Tue May 06, 2014 12:40 pm

People on 5th floor Hastings have to use a 4th floor or 3rd floor bathroom depending on the gender set-up of the bathroom assignments below them. Between that and scaling stairs to get to your 5th floor room, you don't have to worry about getting fat from studying so much!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 06, 2014 12:57 pm

jingosaur wrote:People on 5th floor Hastings have to use a 4th floor or 3rd floor bathroom depending on the gender set-up of the bathroom assignments below them. Between that and scaling stairs to get to your 5th floor room, you don't have to worry about getting fat from studying so much!


Yeah, I decided against 5th floor. Lady = climbing two flights of stairs every time I want to take a shower or use the bathroom.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby cway » Tue May 06, 2014 1:08 pm

Hi all,

For people still looking for an apartment, my friend has 1 bedroom open in her 2 bedroom for $1300 and it's a really nice space.

The room is fully furnished, gorgeous garden out back, avail June 1.

Here's the craigslist post, but you can also PM me for her direct email address.

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Thanks!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby anubis1911 » Tue May 06, 2014 2:40 pm

Hey all. My selection window for HUH is 5/20 and I am looking for a roommate for a 2-bed in Terry Terrace. If anyone would like to room, please private message me

I would also be willing to do a 2-bed in gardens

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue May 06, 2014 4:50 pm

PSA: Getting to Maybe is currently on sale at Amazon, currently $22. Usually it's around $35.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby o0o0o0o » Tue May 06, 2014 6:31 pm

If any of you guys are looking for a summer sublet with a possible option to extend for next year, my room in a shared apartment is available.

$800/mo - 1 BR summer sublet in 3 BR apt, available 5/25-8/2. Exact dates are negotiable, if you want it for more or less time.

Room is available furnished or unfurnished. Right now, it has a bed, desk + desk chair, reading chair, and storage space for clothes and books etc. Window AC unit in room.

The apartment has a washer/dryer and dishwasher in-unit. 1 bathroom. 3 off-street parking spots available for no extra fee, which is great if you have a car and expect visitors with cars. (Neither of my current roommates have cars, so the spaces will all be available). The apartment has a small private deck off the kitchen, which will be nice for the summer. The apartment also has dedicated storage space in the basement, if you need to leave stuff down there during your sublet.

Location is Craigie Street between Somerville Ave and Summer St. The apartment is a 9-minute walk to the nearest grocery store, and a 12-minute walk to Porter Square. It's a 15 to 20-minute walk to HLS. It's located on the same block as a park with basketball courts.

Current roommates are a PhD student and a recent graduate working in biotech (both male).

If you're interested, pm me.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby sjgonzalez3 » Wed May 07, 2014 4:43 pm

Halfway through Feldman's "Scorpions". This book is 2legit2quit.

It's like the real housewives of Washington D.C., but with scotch, cigars, and power.

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Jatt
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Jatt » Thu May 08, 2014 1:24 am

Why is housing so difficult?
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu May 08, 2014 3:57 am

sjgonzalez3 wrote:Halfway through Feldman's "Scorpions". This book is 2legit2quit.

It's like the real housewives of Washington D.C., but with scotch, cigars, and power.


Haha that's a pretty decent analogy. It get's downright petty.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Thu May 08, 2014 4:29 pm

sjgonzalez3 wrote:Halfway through Feldman's "Scorpions". This book is 2legit2quit.

It's like the real housewives of Washington D.C., but with scotch, cigars, and power.


ooh, good to hear. i haven't started it yet. hoping to hunker down with it this weekend.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby bbkk » Thu May 08, 2014 4:58 pm

Another questions about the "currently available" apts... if I select it, do I need to sign a lease (and put down deposit?) right away??

tyia!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu May 08, 2014 5:10 pm

bbkk wrote:Another questions about the "currently available" apts... if I select it, do I need to sign a lease (and put down deposit?) right away??

tyia!


They'll send you the documents and then you have a few days to return them, so its not instant, but you don't have a ton of time to just sit on a selection either.




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