Northwestern Class of 2017

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pompoms
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby pompoms » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:10 am

AAJD2B wrote:Where are folks staying for ASW? These hotels are not cheap. I am not trying to spend over $150/night. I want to be in town for 4 days/3 nights and even with the NU discount, prices are expensive. :?


I used Hotwire and chose River North - Magnificent Mile as the neighborhood (which is close by) and ended up getting the Sheraton for $75/night.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Come on Down » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:24 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Where are folks staying for ASW? These hotels are not cheap. I am not trying to spend over $150/night. I want to be in town for 4 days/3 nights and even with the NU discount, prices are expensive. :?


There's no way you should have to pay that much. I stayed at the Hilton Chicago not too long ago for $97 per night. It's a little bit of a hike from there to Northwestern but the money saved would seem worth it.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby rachellen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:57 pm

Anyone have any idea as to when we can expect to hear about financial aid and/or scholarship packages?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Savage13 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:44 pm

I stayed at the Hotel Allerton about a block away for my interview. It was a suite with a small living room. I think it was somewhere around 120/night.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:04 pm

Inn of Chicago and Red Roof Inn are two nearby cheaper alternatives (I haven't checked prices recently since I, well, live here). Inn of Chicago is nicer and I have stayed there in the past. It was fine (small rooms, older building, but updated rooms and clean etc.).

I know a fair number of people who paired up with another TLSer to share a room in past years. No murders resulted. :P

You can request to stay with a current student. Not everyone who requests will get a place, though.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby YouGoGlenCoCo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:16 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Inn of Chicago and Red Roof Inn are two nearby cheaper alternatives (I haven't checked prices recently since I, well, live here). Inn of Chicago is nicer and I have stayed there in the past. It was fine (small rooms, older building, but updated rooms and clean etc.).

I know a fair number of people who paired up with another TLSer to share a room in past years. No murders resulted. :P

You can request to stay with a current student. Not everyone who requests will get a place, though.


Following this idea, I'm going to be getting a room Thursday/Friday/Saturday night. I haven't booked anywhere yet but I'd be more than willing to share a room since the travel stipend won't even fully cover airfare. Anyone interested can PM me. No murderers please.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:40 pm

There are SUPER CHEAP Chicago hotel Groupons. All the time. Check it:

http://www.groupon.com/deals/ga-bk-four ... aways_deal

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby snapdragon25 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:13 pm

rachellen wrote:Anyone have any idea as to when we can expect to hear about financial aid and/or scholarship packages?


The website says we'll be notified on a rolling basis by email starting mid- to late-march.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby wojo98 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:07 pm

Anyone admitted 2/12 receive their welcome packet yet? Asking for a friend.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby YouGoGlenCoCo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:31 pm

wojo98 wrote:Anyone admitted 2/12 receive their welcome packet yet? Asking for a friend.


I was admitted 2/5 and still don't have it. They send them out in batches apparently, and they were sending them out about once a week but they haven't done a batch in quite some time now.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:19 pm

Don't know if this has been discussed already, but travel stipend info has now been posted! Looks like a maximum of $200 for reimbursement, specific details here:

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... tipend.pdf

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby whereskyle » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:28 pm

coolbean2013 wrote:Don't know if this has been discussed already, but travel stipend info has now been posted! Looks like a maximum of $200 for reimbursement, specific details here:

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... tipend.pdf


Thanks for the update!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby scorneli » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:03 am

AAJD2B wrote:Where are folks staying for ASW? These hotels are not cheap. I am not trying to spend over $150/night. I want to be in town for 4 days/3 nights and even with the NU discount, prices are expensive. :?


Staying with a friend on the south side. CANNOT WAIT for ASW, you guys. Really excited to meet everyone.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:26 am

pompoms wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Where are folks staying for ASW? These hotels are not cheap. I am not trying to spend over $150/night. I want to be in town for 4 days/3 nights and even with the NU discount, prices are expensive. :?


https://www.airbnb.com/s/Chicago--IL--U ... y_map=true

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:29 pm

pompoms wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Where are folks staying for ASW? These hotels are not cheap. I am not trying to spend over $150/night. I want to be in town for 4 days/3 nights and even with the NU discount, prices are expensive. :?


I used Hotwire and chose River North - Magnificent Mile as the neighborhood (which is close by) and ended up getting the Sheraton for $75/night.


Thank you pompoms and the rest of the responses in this thread! I cannot wait to see Chicago and NU!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby YouGoGlenCoCo » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:22 pm

Just booked my flight, found a room on airbnb (thank you cotiger I found an awesome deal on here!), submitted my travel stipend request and RSVP'd for ASW. So stoked.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby whereskyle » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:13 pm

Attended the admit dinner in SF last night. I was very impressed by the alumnae/i (what they're doing and they themselves), and I was even more impressed by the admits. We rock.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby dehesse » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:00 pm

whereskyle wrote:Attended the admit dinner in SF last night. I was very impressed by the alumnae/i (what they're doing and they themselves), and I was even more impressed by the admits. We rock.


Was the attire generally business casual, as you mentioned before? Going to LA dinner tomorrow night.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby NYC-WVU » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:08 pm

Has anyone gotten any mail on their NU email account? or used their Net ID for anything? The email I received (on my personal gmail) made it sound really really urgent that I set up these accounts, but I've received nothing on email, and don't know what I'm supposed to be doing with Net ID. I assume we won't use these until orientation, but I just want to make sure I'm not missing out on anything.
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby whereskyle » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:43 pm

dehesse wrote:
whereskyle wrote:Attended the admit dinner in SF last night. I was very impressed by the alumnae/i (what they're doing and they themselves), and I was even more impressed by the admits. We rock.


Was the attire generally business casual, as you mentioned before? Going to LA dinner tomorrow night.


Business casual (not many ties among alums/students. Ties for the adcomms.) I hope that you enjoy yourself!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby dehesse » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:52 pm

whereskyle wrote:
dehesse wrote:
whereskyle wrote:Attended the admit dinner in SF last night. I was very impressed by the alumnae/i (what they're doing and they themselves), and I was even more impressed by the admits. We rock.


Was the attire generally business casual, as you mentioned before? Going to LA dinner tomorrow night.


Business casual (not many ties among alums/students. Ties for the adcomms.) I hope that you enjoy yourself!


Thanks!! I'm excited to meet potential future classmates :D

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby californiauser » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:17 pm

ended up spending a bit more on a hotel than I had orginally planned, I figure it'll balance out and i'll save money on taxis if I stay walking distance from the law school

most people will probably going out every night to restaurants/bars, right?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:38 pm

californiauser wrote:ended up spending a bit more on a hotel than I had orginally planned, I figure it'll balance out and i'll save money on taxis if I stay walking distance from the law school

most people will probably going out every night to restaurants/bars, right?


I am hoping to start oiling my law student mode engine by freeloading on food from receptions at the law school. Airfare isn't going to be cheap for me.

P.S. Glad to see you'll be coming. Have you registered for Diversity Day?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:37 pm

Hey Northwestern, it's not cool to send an anxious 0L an email with "scholarship confirmation" in the subject line.

I almost pooped.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:38 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:Hey Northwestern, it's not cool to send an anxious 0L an email with "scholarship confirmation" in the subject line.

I almost pooped.


I know right? I had the same reaction. At least they knew we would read it.




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