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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codyoneill
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby codyoneill » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:54 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Side topic, continue on with the sorting debate :)

For those who have already moved to the area, are you able to pick up your Harvard IDs early or do you have to wait until orientation?


I tried but couldn't. Apparently there is a list that you could be on to get your ID early, but I don't know how one would go about getting on that list. I didn't look into it further.

politics89
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:51 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
The-Specs wrote:So, what is the consensus on when we get our section assignments? Next Friday?


I am getting so excited for section assignments it's kind of ridiculous.


Totally agree. I'm so hoping Friday but I'm betting on Monday.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:44 pm

What are ya'll basing the section assignment guesses on? Just last year's thread or something else?

happymonkey
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby happymonkey » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:59 pm

When do we have to upload our ID pictures by?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:11 pm

Pneumonia wrote:What are ya'll basing the section assignment guesses on? Just last year's thread or something else?


100% past years' threads

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:21 pm

happymonkey wrote:When do we have to upload our ID pictures by?


August 15th I believe.

There is a checklist here that I have found useful: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/dos/hls17/

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:45 pm

codyoneill wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Side topic, continue on with the sorting debate :)

For those who have already moved to the area, are you able to pick up your Harvard IDs early or do you have to wait until orientation?


I tried but couldn't. Apparently there is a list that you could be on to get your ID early, but I don't know how one would go about getting on that list. I didn't look into it further.


Would that list have anything to do with whether you are in a HUH apartment? I am wondering, because my building requires key card access

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Nonconsecutive
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:29 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
happymonkey wrote:When do we have to upload our ID pictures by?


August 15th I believe.

There is a checklist here that I have found useful: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/dos/hls17/


The email reminder I received on July 16th about the ID photo said August 8th was the deadline, not sure if they changed it to the 15th (as per the list you linked), but just figured I'd share.

codyoneill wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Side topic, continue on with the sorting debate :)

For those who have already moved to the area, are you able to pick up your Harvard IDs early or do you have to wait until orientation?


I tried but couldn't. Apparently there is a list that you could be on to get your ID early, but I don't know how one would go about getting on that list. I didn't look into it further.


Thanks for the info!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby happymonkey » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:51 pm

Thanks! Does anyone know what the login credentials are for HELIOS? I'm getting confused with all the usernames and passwords.

Pneumonia wrote:
happymonkey wrote:When do we have to upload our ID pictures by?


August 15th I believe.

There is a checklist here that I have found useful: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/dos/hls17/

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:52 pm

yomisterd wrote:
codyoneill wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Side topic, continue on with the sorting debate :)

For those who have already moved to the area, are you able to pick up your Harvard IDs early or do you have to wait until orientation?


I tried but couldn't. Apparently there is a list that you could be on to get your ID early, but I don't know how one would go about getting on that list. I didn't look into it further.


Would that list have anything to do with whether you are in a HUH apartment? I am wondering, because my building requires key card access


I just picked up my keys to HUH today and they said that they're starting to print ID's this week. I'm going to try tomorrow, so I'll let y'all know if it works.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:32 pm

I don't think Helios is live for any of us yet, but the login is name.jd17 I think

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MnM22
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby MnM22 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:20 pm

TripTrip wrote:
MnM22 wrote:Question: Does anyone know why the sections are 1, 5, 6, and 7? Like why no 2-4? And does it matter which you are in?

I can assure you that all seven sections exist. And yes, it matters which you are in. All of your classes will be with that section first semester, and most of them second semester.

Here's how the sections are chosen: <a class="vglnk" title="Link added by VigLink" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZFWA2KDbw"><span>https</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>youtube</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>watch</span><span>?</span><span>v</span><span>=</span><span>xQZFWA2KDbw</span></a>

We've advanced slightly past the hat. Now there's a computer algorithm. I've heard that the file name is sorting_hat.exe


Thanks, TripTrip! But what I meant was does which section they place you in matter? Like do they try to diversify each section, or is it legit just random?

Also, got my prescription card today! It's feeling more and more official!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:12 pm

HorseThief wrote:I just picked up my keys to HUH today and they said that they're starting to print ID's this week. I'm going to try tomorrow, so I'll let y'all know if it works.


That would be much appreciated.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby az21833 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:55 am

If anybody is able to either get into HELIOS and/or get their ID cards early - please do let the rest of us know. The calm before the storm haha

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:51 am

No luck on the ID front. We can only get ours at orientation.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby nothingtosee » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:06 am

MnM22 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
MnM22 wrote:Question: Does anyone know why the sections are 1, 5, 6, and 7? Like why no 2-4? And does it matter which you are in?

I can assure you that all seven sections exist. And yes, it matters which you are in. All of your classes will be with that section first semester, and most of them second semester.

Here's how the sections are chosen: <a class="vglnk" title="Link added by VigLink" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZFWA2KDbw"><span>https</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>youtube</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>watch</span><span>?</span><span>v</span><span>=</span><span>xQZFWA2KDbw</span></a>

We've advanced slightly past the hat. Now there's a computer algorithm. I've heard that the file name is sorting_hat.exe


Thanks, TripTrip! But what I meant was does which section they place you in matter? Like do they try to diversify each section, or is it legit just random?

Also, got my prescription card today! It's feeling more and more official!


I was wondering about this - in the orientation schedule, two of the sections seem to have the same programming, and 5 of the sections have the same programming. Weird split.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby polareagle » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:14 am

Don't read anything into the programming different sections have aside from the quirks of your section leader and their schedule.

As far as how they create sections, nobody knows, but you have to imagine that it's not completely random (sections are roughly gender-balanced and reflect pretty well the overall diversity of the law school, which would be exceedingly unlikely if the process were completely random).

Whether or not they use other attributes as well, nobody knows.

What section you are in does matter to the extent that you have different professors that will change your experience. Section 6, for example, will absolutely love their section leader but won't learn Tort law in any traditional sense because Hanson doesn't teach Torts.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:18 pm

polareagle wrote:Don't read anything into the programming different sections have aside from the quirks of your section leader and their schedule.

As far as how they create sections, nobody knows, but you have to imagine that it's not completely random (sections are roughly gender-balanced and reflect pretty well the overall diversity of the law school, which would be exceedingly unlikely if the process were completely random).

Whether or not they use other attributes as well, nobody knows.

What section you are in does matter to the extent that you have different professors that will change your experience. Section 6, for example, will absolutely love their section leader but won't learn Tort law in any traditional sense because Hanson doesn't teach Torts.


would you mind breaking down section leaders?

if not, we will find out soon enough, but would appreciate a scouting report. lol

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby webbdp3 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:24 pm

Are any 1Ls living off campus or actually in Boston? Trying to figure out housing but its been super painful. Would appreciate any suggestions-- thanks so much

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby cway » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:35 pm

Setting up wireless internet in HUH basically makes me want to die. That's all.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:51 pm

cway wrote:Setting up wireless internet in HUH basically makes me want to die. That's all.


Are you getting comcast? I haven't decided if I should pay extra or just live with mediocre, free internet.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:05 pm

webbdp3 wrote:Are any 1Ls living off campus or actually in Boston? Trying to figure out housing but its been super painful. Would appreciate any suggestions-- thanks so much


Living actually in Boston seems impractical. I would imagine off-campus people are mainly in Cambridge and Somerville. I would start by looking on the Red Line in those cities. If you really want to save money moving further in away from the train can save you a lot of money.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:00 pm

webbdp3 wrote:Are any 1Ls living off campus or actually in Boston? Trying to figure out housing but its been super painful. Would appreciate any suggestions-- thanks so much


Have you checked out HLS List? Someone posted yesterday looking for a roommate. Also keep an eye on the Harvard Housing FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/454347974604894/

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:03 pm

cway wrote:Setting up wireless internet in HUH basically makes me want to die. That's all.


How is the Harvard internet? It wasn't available at my property.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:10 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
cway wrote:Setting up wireless internet in HUH basically makes me want to die. That's all.


How is the Harvard internet? It wasn't available at my property.


Somewhere between dismal and mediocre. I'm trying to monitor my DL rate, and it varies between 3.5mbps and 8mbps. I'm worried that it will sink even lower when all the students are back.




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