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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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:54 pm

HorseThief wrote:I've updated the first post in this thread so it now has tons of useful info.


Awesome update, thanks! :D

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:29 pm

cway wrote:
I have a question! The note on the first page said that we should look for apartments May-July, but that the good ones are snapped up at ASW? Are there apartments available as early as March? I'm nervous about committing that early...


There are two relevant posts in the 'Ask a HLS Student' thread. TLDR; Some great apartments will be advertised during ASW's, and you should move on those quickly. If you don't find anything, though, you can always wait until the early summer and you will still be able to find an apartment.



acrossthelake wrote:
sea15 wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
sea15 wrote:So I am going to be gone the month of May. Is June too late to get an apartment? Or should I travel up in April? Anyone have any insight?


It depends how picky you are and how flexible your budget is. Apts. close to campus go fast. Deals go fast. I locked down my current apt. within 48 hours of it being posted on craigslist. You have gunners like ME in the housing market. Adjust accordingly.


I'm having difficult finding apartments available in August. Plus, I don't live remotely close to Boston and would definitely want to see the place I'm going to be living in. I'm actually considering going through a realtor just to save me a lot of hassle. when did you find your apartment?


For next year, posted on the Thursday before Spring Break on Campus. Put down my security deposit that Saturday.
For this year, I visited during my senior year spring break.

August 1sts close to campus get harder to find as time progresses since both 1Ls and 2Ls prefer it.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188&start=600


concurrent fork wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
splbagel wrote:
So is it a reasonable strategy to hope for a good view time, and initiate serious craigslist hunting only if HRES doesn't work out? Or should I start looking for apartments now and hope to visit them over March ASW?


It depends how picky you are re: apts and location. If you're less picky, you can probably afford to wait for the view times. I wouldn't necessarily start now. One major frustration I had was finding the time to visit. I did my apt. searching over Spring Break--I stayed with friends in Boston. However, I had a hard time getting realtors to actually show me apartments. It's a renter's market, and a lot seemed uninterested in talking to me once they realized that I was from out of town and had narrow time demands. I don't know if I just ran into unusually rude renters, but it was very frustrating.

The agents we've dealt with have been pretty rude too. I guess there's so much demand that customer service skills aren't really necessary.

To poster above: A lot of the nicer apartments near campus rent over the March and April ASW. There are definitely options left afterward, but the selection is more limited.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188&start=500

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:24 am

Man the idea of looking for apartments and moving makes my head hurt. Going to delay this for a few more months.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:28 pm

paglababa wrote:Man the idea of looking for apartments and moving makes my head hurt. Going to delay this for a few more months.


Yep. This stressed me out last night, hadn't thought about it beforehand, lol.

I'd love to do North Hall, otherwise I'll do off-campus I think.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:39 pm

Anyone in NYC want to grab a drink after work in Midtown sometime this week or next?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:41 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone in NYC want to grab a drink after work in Midtown sometime this week or next?


I'm down. Let's plan a happy hour guys. Especially since I couldn't make the last epic bout of Everlasting-friendship-making-goodness.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:49 pm

paglababa wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone in NYC want to grab a drink after work in Midtown sometime this week or next?


I'm down. Let's plan a happy hour guys. Especially since I couldn't make the last epic bout of Everlasting-friendship-making-goodness.


Woohoo! When works for you this week?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:58 pm

paglababa wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone in NYC want to grab a drink after work in Midtown sometime this week or next?


I'm down. Let's plan a happy hour guys. Especially since I couldn't make the last epic bout of Everlasting-friendship-making-goodness.


I wish i had friends :cry:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby tls2175 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:23 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
paglababa wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone in NYC want to grab a drink after work in Midtown sometime this week or next?


I'm down. Let's plan a happy hour guys. Especially since I couldn't make the last epic bout of Everlasting-friendship-making-goodness.


Woohoo! When works for you this week?

I'm down, too! But I'd prefer next week. This week is pretty busy although I might be able to do Thursday night.

Edit: I know I missed paglababa on Saturday, but is there any chance I met you, MDLG? Were you able to make it?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:32 pm

Dang it NYC-ers, stop having so much fun without us :evil:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:34 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
paglababa wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone in NYC want to grab a drink after work in Midtown sometime this week or next?


I'm down. Let's plan a happy hour guys. Especially since I couldn't make the last epic bout of Everlasting-friendship-making-goodness.


I wish i had friends :cry:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby codyoneill » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:58 pm

tls2175 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
paglababa wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone in NYC want to grab a drink after work in Midtown sometime this week or next?


I'm down. Let's plan a happy hour guys. Especially since I couldn't make the last epic bout of Everlasting-friendship-making-goodness.


Woohoo! When works for you this week?

I'm down, too! But I'd prefer next week. This week is pretty busy although I might be able to do Thursday night.

Edit: I know I missed paglababa on Saturday, but is there any chance I met you, MDLG? Were you able to make it?


This week is busy for me too, but if we're considering next week Tuesday, Thursday, Friday are good evenings for me.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:01 pm

paglababa wrote:Man the idea of looking for apartments and moving makes my head hurt. Going to delay this for a few more months.

No shame in living on campus.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:17 pm

codyoneill wrote:
tls2175 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
paglababa wrote:
I'm down. Let's plan a happy hour guys. Especially since I couldn't make the last epic bout of Everlasting-friendship-making-goodness.


Woohoo! When works for you this week?

I'm down, too! But I'd prefer next week. This week is pretty busy although I might be able to do Thursday night.

Edit: I know I missed paglababa on Saturday, but is there any chance I met you, MDLG? Were you able to make it?


This week is busy for me too, but if we're considering next week Tuesday, Thursday, Friday are good evenings for me.


Really hectic next week for me due to our reporting deadlines @ work. Meeting Paris time noon deadlines = no joke :(
Friday the 7th could work next week for me though. Think I'll be done by then.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:09 pm

My travel subsidy just got approved. Looks like my wife and I will see you all in Cambridge at ASW! :) :)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:23 pm

The-Specs wrote:My travel subsidy just got approved. Looks like my wife and I will see you all in Cambridge at ASW! :) :)

Sorry if you answered this previously, but did you qualify for a need-based fee waiver at the beginning of your cycle? Or did you just petition for the subsidy and get approved?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:32 pm

kershka wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My travel subsidy just got approved. Looks like my wife and I will see you all in Cambridge at ASW! :) :)

Sorry if you answered this previously, but did you qualify for a need-based fee waiver at the beginning of your cycle? Or did you just petition for the subsidy and get approved?


I didn't try to get a fee waiver earlier in the cycle but I asked if I could apply for one retroactively to see if I qualified for one. They said that was fine (though they wouldn't return the application fee, which I was fine with) and sent me the form. I filled it out and they told me today I had been approved. Very quick turn around.

I think this was mentioned earlier but they prorate the subsidy by distance. So, as I am in SoCal I got the maximum amount ($300). HTH

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:37 pm

The-Specs wrote:
kershka wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My travel subsidy just got approved. Looks like my wife and I will see you all in Cambridge at ASW! :) :)

Sorry if you answered this previously, but did you qualify for a need-based fee waiver at the beginning of your cycle? Or did you just petition for the subsidy and get approved?


I didn't try to get a fee waiver earlier in the cycle but I asked if I could apply for one retroactively to see if I qualified for one. They said that was fine (though they wouldn't return the application fee, which I was fine with) and sent me the form. I filled it out and they told me today I had been approved. Very quick turn around.

I think this was mentioned earlier but they prorate the subsidy by distance. So, as I am in SoCal I got the maximum amount ($300). HTH


Guessing an independent working full time is not going to be getting subsidization for ASW costs? Need to find a cheap place to sleep... :S

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:13 pm

The-Specs wrote:
kershka wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My travel subsidy just got approved. Looks like my wife and I will see you all in Cambridge at ASW! :) :)

Sorry if you answered this previously, but did you qualify for a need-based fee waiver at the beginning of your cycle? Or did you just petition for the subsidy and get approved?


I didn't try to get a fee waiver earlier in the cycle but I asked if I could apply for one retroactively to see if I qualified for one. They said that was fine (though they wouldn't return the application fee, which I was fine with) and sent me the form. I filled it out and they told me today I had been approved. Very quick turn around.

I think this was mentioned earlier but they prorate the subsidy by distance. So, as I am in SoCal I got the maximum amount ($300). HTH

Awesome, Specs, thanks! I'll give it a try then and hope for the best!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:30 pm

The-Specs wrote:
kershka wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My travel subsidy just got approved. Looks like my wife and I will see you all in Cambridge at ASW! :) :)

Sorry if you answered this previously, but did you qualify for a need-based fee waiver at the beginning of your cycle? Or did you just petition for the subsidy and get approved?


I didn't try to get a fee waiver earlier in the cycle but I asked if I could apply for one retroactively to see if I qualified for one. They said that was fine (though they wouldn't return the application fee, which I was fine with) and sent me the form. I filled it out and they told me today I had been approved. Very quick turn around.

I think this was mentioned earlier but they prorate the subsidy by distance. So, as I am in SoCal I got the maximum amount ($300). HTH


SoCal love. What info was required on the form? I need to fill that out ASAP

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby tls2175 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:24 pm

paglababa wrote:
codyoneill wrote:
tls2175 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Woohoo! When works for you this week?

I'm down, too! But I'd prefer next week. This week is pretty busy although I might be able to do Thursday night.

Edit: I know I missed paglababa on Saturday, but is there any chance I met you, MDLG? Were you able to make it?


This week is busy for me too, but if we're considering next week Tuesday, Thursday, Friday are good evenings for me.


Really hectic next week for me due to our reporting deadlines @ work. Meeting Paris time noon deadlines = no joke :(
Friday the 7th could work next week for me though. Think I'll be done by then.

Oh man, the 7th doesn't work for me. I'm good for Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday, though. Of course, if that Friday works out for most people, I'll just have to catch the next one!

PS - if any not native to NY TLSers (is that phrased correctly?) find themselves in NYC anytime soon, I'd love to meet up!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:46 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
kershka wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My travel subsidy just got approved. Looks like my wife and I will see you all in Cambridge at ASW! :) :)

Sorry if you answered this previously, but did you qualify for a need-based fee waiver at the beginning of your cycle? Or did you just petition for the subsidy and get approved?


I didn't try to get a fee waiver earlier in the cycle but I asked if I could apply for one retroactively to see if I qualified for one. They said that was fine (though they wouldn't return the application fee, which I was fine with) and sent me the form. I filled it out and they told me today I had been approved. Very quick turn around.

I think this was mentioned earlier but they prorate the subsidy by distance. So, as I am in SoCal I got the maximum amount ($300). HTH


SoCal love. What info was required on the form? I need to fill that out ASAP


It asks for pretty much all of your financial info and then some stuff from your parents (unless you are 29+) as well as last years (2012) tax return. Good luck guys!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:46 pm

The-Specs wrote:
It asks for pretty much all of your financial info and then some stuff from your parents (unless you are 29+) as well as last years (2012) tax return. Good luck guys!


ooh 2012 I can do that then. thanks brother

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:24 pm

Okay, I'm not smart enough to keep track of everyone's availability dates in my head. I propose we do one meetup this week, one next, because I am not above multiple drinking meetups.

1. Who is available to meetup this week, and what day do you want to meet?
2. Who is available to meetup next week, and what day do you want to meet?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby binary_theatrics » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:52 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Okay, I'm not smart enough to keep track of everyone's availability dates in my head. I propose we do one meetup this week, one next, because I am not above multiple drinking meetups.

1. Who is available to meetup this week, and what day do you want to meet?
2. Who is available to meetup next week, and what day do you want to meet?


I'm free either this week or next - Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday




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