Columbia Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

When will you be moving in / to NYC?

Already in the city / before end of June
4
8%
Early or mid-July
1
2%
End of July
5
10%
August 1~4
7
14%
August 5~8
12
24%
August 9~12
12
24%
August 13~15
6
12%
After August 15, because IDGAF
3
6%
 
Total votes: 50

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girlmonster
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:16 pm

papercut wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:
girlmonster wrote:What laptops are y'all bringing? I just want my computer shopping to end. Hate thinking so much about technology. Hate it.


MacBook Pro


Same. Mine's a 3 years old, but works great.


Okay. GONNA BITE THE BULLET, Y'ALL. Thanks!

For a thread revitalization idea, why don't we post pics of where we are/what we're doing this summer? Should be interesting since it seems like people are coming from many different places, and going on exciting expeditions. (I'm not traveling, but I am staying with my parents in the Bible Belt... which is like a different country in itself.)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:41 pm

W00t! Signed my lease for a beautiful apartment on on W 133rd near Broadway. Private balcony, rooftop garden, enclosed backyard with a fricken artificial river running through it, gym and laundry. Pretty stoked.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:59 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:W00t! Signed my lease for a beautiful apartment on on W 133rd near Broadway. Private balcony, rooftop garden, enclosed backyard with a fricken artificial river running through it, gym and laundry. Pretty stoked.


Congrats, that sounds awesome :) Mind if I ask how much the rent is?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:39 pm

papercut wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:
girlmonster wrote:What laptops are y'all bringing? I just want my computer shopping to end. Hate thinking so much about technology. Hate it.


MacBook Pro


Same. Mine's a 3 years old, but works great.


I'm bringing my 4 year old mac book pro. It works well enough but the fan runs a lot more often than it used to and the battery life isn't so great. I was going to put off buying a new laptop until it actually becomes unusable but maybe that's not the smartest idea....

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:23 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:
papercut wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:
girlmonster wrote:What laptops are y'all bringing? I just want my computer shopping to end. Hate thinking so much about technology. Hate it.


MacBook Pro


Same. Mine's a 3 years old, but works great.


I'm bringing my 4 year old mac book pro. It works well enough but the fan runs a lot more often than it used to and the battery life isn't so great. I was going to put off buying a new laptop until it actually becomes unusable but maybe that's not the smartest idea....


They usually don't get unusable, unless you drop them a lot or something. I have a second one I gave to a family member that's 5 yrs old and still doing fine. That one I dropped a bunch of times too. :oops:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:53 am

I've had a Macbook Air for the last 3 or 4 years and I really adore it. I use my computer for basic stuff and don't need souped up hardware, it's been helpful for when I find myself in need of good photo/video editing software, and most of all it is easy to carry around and whip out when I need to jot something down (also, tons of battery life). works super clean and it's been a joy. I'm never going back to clunky laptops.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:32 am

papercut wrote:They usually don't get unusable, unless you drop them a lot or something. I have a second one I gave to a family member that's 5 yrs old and still doing fine. That one I dropped a bunch of times too. :oops:


Lol I've only dropped it a handful of times but I am kicking myself for upgrading it to mavericks. I feel like it's gotten a little more slower/laggy but for a 4 year old computer, it still works really well.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:31 am

milkandcheerios wrote:
papercut wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:
girlmonster wrote:What laptops are y'all bringing? I just want my computer shopping to end. Hate thinking so much about technology. Hate it.


MacBook Pro


Same. Mine's a 3 years old, but works great.


I'm bringing my 4 year old mac book pro. It works well enough but the fan runs a lot more often than it used to and the battery life isn't so great. I was going to put off buying a new laptop until it actually becomes unusable but maybe that's not the smartest idea....


I was planning on using my 4 y/o Macbook Pro but a few months ago it got water damage and broke.

The new one is a huge upgrade imo. Battery lasts much, much longer which is great when studying/in classes and don't want to plug in. It's generally a lot faster and lighter. Not sure if it's worth the 2k for the small increases in convenience if your current one is working fine though.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:28 am

papercut wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:W00t! Signed my lease for a beautiful apartment on on W 133rd near Broadway. Private balcony, rooftop garden, enclosed backyard with a fricken artificial river running through it, gym and laundry. Pretty stoked.


Congrats, that sounds awesome :) Mind if I ask how much the rent is?


2BR, 2BA with a roommate for $1270 + utilities. Roommate is paying $1480 + utilities for master bedroom. I'm just happy about the amenities and the proximity to Fairway.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:14 am

mylifeis24 wrote:
papercut wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:W00t! Signed my lease for a beautiful apartment on on W 133rd near Broadway. Private balcony, rooftop garden, enclosed backyard with a fricken artificial river running through it, gym and laundry. Pretty stoked.


Congrats, that sounds awesome :) Mind if I ask how much the rent is?


2BR, 2BA with a roommate for $1270 + utilities. Roommate is paying $1480 + utilities for master bedroom. I'm just happy about the amenities and the proximity to Fairway.


Awesome, sounds like a good deal. 2 bath is always nice.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:44 pm

Can someone point me to the health form/vaccination thing? Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:46 pm

papercut wrote:Can someone point me to the health form/vaccination thing? Thanks!


http://health.columbia.edu/system/files/content/healthpdfs/Insurance/Health_Immunization_MMR_Form.pdf

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:51 pm

AdInfinitum wrote:
papercut wrote:Can someone point me to the health form/vaccination thing? Thanks!


http://health.columbia.edu/system/files/content/healthpdfs/Insurance/Health_Immunization_MMR_Form.pdf


Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:39 pm

papercut wrote:
AdInfinitum wrote:
papercut wrote:Can someone point me to the health form/vaccination thing? Thanks!


http://health.columbia.edu/system/files/content/healthpdfs/Insurance/Health_Immunization_MMR_Form.pdf


Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:42 pm

papercut wrote:
I'm in 520 w 112th. I'll be there a few days before you. I'm def down for a meet up.

yaaaay

girlmonster wrote:
I'm in 540 w 112th, arriving on the 8th. If y'all decide to meet up, let me know!

absolutely

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:51 pm

re computers -- i'm using an almost-four-year-old macbook pro. the hard drive croaked half a year ago and i had it restored to factory settings. it's been working fine since, but i'm concerned it's gonna die on me sometime during 1L year, which would be stressful to say the least..

some people mentioned, in the 'ask a columbia student' thread, that 15" inches was better than 13", and i'm considering upgrading to a 15" model.. but that seems like a preemptive move, since my computer is currently working perfectly fine.

i think if i were to get a new computer i'd spring for the 15" macbook pro, but i also dig the idea of toting around a macbook air. they're so light...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:02 pm

runthetrap wrote:re computers -- i'm using an almost-four-year-old macbook pro. the hard drive croaked half a year ago and i had it restored to factory settings. it's been working fine since, but i'm concerned it's gonna die on me sometime during 1L year, which would be stressful to say the least..

some people mentioned, in the 'ask a columbia student' thread, that 15" inches was better than 13", and i'm considering upgrading to a 15" model.. but that seems like a preemptive move, since my computer is currently working perfectly fine.

i think if i were to get a new computer i'd spring for the 15" macbook pro, but i also dig the idea of toting around a macbook air. they're so light...


I have a 15", previously had the 13" and I really don't feel any difference.

I think I will get my battery replaced even though it should be fine.

Also, I'm going to sync everything law school related with dropbox in case the computer fails.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:08 am

papercut wrote:
Also, I'm going to sync everything law school related with dropbox in case the computer fails.

This is a great idea, glad you said this because I wouldn't have thought to do this.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:38 am

There's a Columbia discount for Dell and Apple products. I'm not sure how much we actually get off, but I can update after I get my new Mac next week. Still deciding between the Pro and Air.

Edit: here's the link http://cuit.columbia.edu/computer-discounts

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:50 pm

we haven't had any additional tuition deposits right? The website says to except an e-bill for tuition in August which seems kinda late.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FuriousDuck » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:20 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:31 pm

FuriousDuck wrote:...anyone still working? I've been working online for the last year or so, but today is the first time I've been lazy enough to show up to a Skype meeting without pants. You think it's going to feel weird, but once you get started it's actually really easy to forget about the fact that you have no pants on.


that's hilarious

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:34 pm

Did everyone get the Peer Mentoring Program Email/Survey? I'm not really sure what they're looking for in the "3 things it might help your mentors to know about you" section - anyone have ideas of what sorts of things (academic stuff, social life, something else?) we're supposed to put down?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Hitchensian » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:03 am

milkandcheerios wrote:we haven't had any additional tuition deposits right? The website says to except an e-bill for tuition in August which seems kinda late.


I haven't heard a peep about tuition. Could you link me to what you're referencing?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:37 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:Did everyone get the Peer Mentoring Program Email/Survey? I'm not really sure what they're looking for in the "3 things it might help your mentors to know about you" section - anyone have ideas of what sorts of things (academic stuff, social life, something else?) we're supposed to put down?


I think it's meant to be very open ended and it depends on what you want to get out of your peer mentor. So just go with what feels right.

I figure, I'll probably want to ask a lot of questions about the job hunt, so my three things were mainly about what kind of job I'll be looking for.




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