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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:50 pm

halestorm wrote:Would you guys recommend bringing a bike or not? How bike-friendly is HP? I don't ride my bike a ton, but I'm moving far enough away from home that if I don't bring it and do end up wanting it (or vice versa) transporting it after the big move-in will be a hassle.


HP is bike friendly. Just buy a quality u-lock.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:52 am

TemporarySaint wrote:
halestorm wrote:Would you guys recommend bringing a bike or not? How bike-friendly is HP? I don't ride my bike a ton, but I'm moving far enough away from home that if I don't bring it and do end up wanting it (or vice versa) transporting it after the big move-in will be a hassle.


HP is bike friendly. Just buy a quality u-lock.


Seconded. I biked to work pretty much every day March-November last couple years. They recently added bike lanes to much of 55th (the major thoroughfare), and the side streets are nice and quiet to bike down.

Just be careful where you park it, and how long you leave it there - if you live in a building with an indoor space to lock your bike, use it. A couple bikes were stolen from in front of my building this spring when someone cut through the pole they were locked to. Some of the racks on the main campus remove bikes that sit for more than a week or two as well.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:08 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby jbiresq » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:55 pm

Jaqen wrote:
jsjd1989 wrote:Okay, as someone moving cross country, I am wondering what others have done in my situation. I plan on shipping clothes and stuff, but I have pretty much no furniture. I'm also moving in only a week before school and don't have a car. Any other options besides Ikea? I don't think Ikea does same day delivery to our area, so I'm thinking I may be sleeping on the floor for a few days if that's the case... I wish I could order ahead but I doubt they will hold large, mattress containing, packages for me. Just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations.

Edit: I'm not living in Regents btw


I'm thinking about going with this: http://chicagoil.cortclearancefurniture.com/

Next day delivery (air mattress ftw). Delivery and assembly for ~$150. Apartments to go packages starting at $1299.


Furnished my apartment from there. It's a lot better if you go in and check the stuff out before. It's all good quality, though. Got a massive desk for under $100 that had barely been used. They negotiate too.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:37 pm

jbiresq wrote:
Jaqen wrote:
jsjd1989 wrote:Okay, as someone moving cross country, I am wondering what others have done in my situation. I plan on shipping clothes and stuff, but I have pretty much no furniture. I'm also moving in only a week before school and don't have a car. Any other options besides Ikea? I don't think Ikea does same day delivery to our area, so I'm thinking I may be sleeping on the floor for a few days if that's the case... I wish I could order ahead but I doubt they will hold large, mattress containing, packages for me. Just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations.

Edit: I'm not living in Regents btw


I'm thinking about going with this: http://chicagoil.cortclearancefurniture.com/

Next day delivery (air mattress ftw). Delivery and assembly for ~$150. Apartments to go packages starting at $1299.


Furnished my apartment from there. It's a lot better if you go in and check the stuff out before. It's all good quality, though. Got a massive desk for under $100 that had barely been used. They negotiate too.

Which desk, is it on the site? For used furniture, I don't feel like their prices are that good. And the selection in tiny.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby halestorm » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:59 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:A couple bikes were stolen from in front of my building this spring when someone cut through the pole they were locked to.

Not gonna lie: I'd be pretty fugging pissed if that happened.


Yeah, my bike is on the pricey side, and getting it stolen would really suck. Thanks for the input, everyone. It's good to know that the neighborhood is good for bikes. I'll have to think more about whether I'm going to bring it or not.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:05 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Strahilevitz » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:11 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:When will we get our student IDs, and do we need to wait to get them in order to start renting from the library, or if we already know our student # can we rent using that?

Also, will the law school insurance not kick in until school starts in the end of September? (I'm just trying to figure out when I can cut my insurance through my employer.)



you can get your IDs from the library on the main campus any time after you get there. not sure about insurance.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:31 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:When will we get our student IDs, and do we need to wait to get them in order to start renting from the library, or if we already know our student # can we rent using that?

Also, will the law school insurance not kick in until school starts in the end of September? (I'm just trying to figure out when I can cut my insurance through my employer.)


Website says insurance starts 9/1

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:39 pm

Strahilevitz wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:When will we get our student IDs, and do we need to wait to get them in order to start renting from the library, or if we already know our student # can we rent using that?

Also, will the law school insurance not kick in until school starts in the end of September? (I'm just trying to figure out when I can cut my insurance through my employer.)



you can get your IDs from the library on the main campus any time after you get there. not sure about insurance.


Wait, this isn't the real Strahi, right?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:04 am

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:00 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
Strahilevitz wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:When will we get our student IDs, and do we need to wait to get them in order to start renting from the library, or if we already know our student # can we rent using that?

Also, will the law school insurance not kick in until school starts in the end of September? (I'm just trying to figure out when I can cut my insurance through my employer.)

you can get your IDs from the library on the main campus any time after you get there. not sure about insurance.

Thank you for making an account just to tell me that. :wink: I wish I'd gone today when I had the time. :|


Can anyone confirm we can get student IDs this early? I don't want to waste a trip

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:12 pm

I got mine in very early September two years ago.

You could also call them.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:44 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Greenandgold » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:49 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Alright... question about bus stops for you public-transportation gurus.

Assuming that I am trying to go from Regents to (insert name of place here), are the following bus stops the closest available stops?

6: East Hyde Park & East End
28: East Hyde Park & East End
170: Stony Island & 57th Street (It looks like Regents residents shouldn't even consider this bus?)
171: South Hyde Park & 53rd Street (This seems like it would be more convenient for Del Prado residents but an okay substitute for 172?)
172: East Hyde Park & East End

... and then when returning from the law school, I assume that "1111 East 60th Street" is the best stop for 170, 171, and 172?

Thanks in advance for your responses, and I apologize for using question marks at the end of sentences that aren't grammatically questions. :P


This is all correct. The 172 is the bus everyone takes from Regents to the law school. You can also take the 171, but it's about a quarter mile to the closest stop from Regents.

The 1111 East 60th Street stop is right in front of the law school.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:07 pm

Greenandgold wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:Alright... question about bus stops for you public-transportation gurus.

Assuming that I am trying to go from Regents to (insert name of place here), are the following bus stops the closest available stops?

6: East Hyde Park & East End
28: East Hyde Park & East End
170: Stony Island & 57th Street (It looks like Regents residents shouldn't even consider this bus?)
171: South Hyde Park & 53rd Street (This seems like it would be more convenient for Del Prado residents but an okay substitute for 172?)
172: East Hyde Park & East End

... and then when returning from the law school, I assume that "1111 East 60th Street" is the best stop for 170, 171, and 172?

Thanks in advance for your responses, and I apologize for using question marks at the end of sentences that aren't grammatically questions. :P


This is all correct. The 172 is the bus everyone takes from Regents to the law school. You can also take the 171, but it's about a quarter mile to the closest stop from Regents.

The 1111 East 60th Street stop is right in front of the law school.


My only advice on all this would be if you're taking the 171 to campus to get it at Hyde Park and 55th (the northwest corner, not the northeast) - the route ends/begins at the Shoreland (54th and S. Shore) so if you get it at 53rd/Hyde Park, sometimes the bus will go out of service or sit for a few minutes. Obviously that's a longer walk, so if you're up in the Regents/Algonquin/Scholar's triangle, you'll almost always take the 172 to campus. Taking the 171 back from campus, though, is not much more of a walk than the 172.

You should also be aware of the 2! It's a great bus, but it only runs during rush hour. The closest stop is 51st and Lake Park. And the 28 is a little tricky in that it only goes uptown during weekday rush hour, so any other time it'll just take you to 47th/Lake Park. Check what the top of the bus says before you get on it.

The 170 is absolutely useless and I don't really know why it exists.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:19 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
The 170 is absolutely useless and I don't really know why it exists.

Seriously. Whenever a 170 rolls by I look at the people on it and wonder what happened in their lives that makes them take a bus that operates entirely on a loop within one part of a college campus.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:33 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:04 pm

I took the 170 to Stony Island one time to catch the 6 up north, it saved me like 5 blocks of walking which I appreciated.

Don't see much function other than that.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby nerv » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:13 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
Greenandgold wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:Alright... question about bus stops for you public-transportation gurus.

Assuming that I am trying to go from Regents to (insert name of place here), are the following bus stops the closest available stops?

6: East Hyde Park & East End
28: East Hyde Park & East End
170: Stony Island & 57th Street (It looks like Regents residents shouldn't even consider this bus?)
171: South Hyde Park & 53rd Street (This seems like it would be more convenient for Del Prado residents but an okay substitute for 172?)
172: East Hyde Park & East End

... and then when returning from the law school, I assume that "1111 East 60th Street" is the best stop for 170, 171, and 172?

Thanks in advance for your responses, and I apologize for using question marks at the end of sentences that aren't grammatically questions. :P


This is all correct. The 172 is the bus everyone takes from Regents to the law school. You can also take the 171, but it's about a quarter mile to the closest stop from Regents.

The 1111 East 60th Street stop is right in front of the law school.


My only advice on all this would be if you're taking the 171 to campus to get it at Hyde Park and 55th (the northwest corner, not the northeast) - the route ends/begins at the Shoreland (54th and S. Shore) so if you get it at 53rd/Hyde Park, sometimes the bus will go out of service or sit for a few minutes. Obviously that's a longer walk, so if you're up in the Regents/Algonquin/Scholar's triangle, you'll almost always take the 172 to campus. Taking the 171 back from campus, though, is not much more of a walk than the 172.

You should also be aware of the 2! It's a great bus, but it only runs during rush hour. The closest stop is 51st and Lake Park. And the 28 is a little tricky in that it only goes uptown during weekday rush hour, so any other time it'll just take you to 47th/Lake Park. Check what the top of the bus says before you get on it.

The 170 is absolutely useless and I don't really know why it exists.

I would say that during high volume ridership periods in the mornings, it might be better to go to the northeast corner of 55th and hp if you are going to take the 171. During the school year, it can get cramped and you might not even be able to get on by the time it loops around to the northwest corner. However, you should check the schedule in the northwest corner beforehand to make sure that a bus hasn't already passed by and is about to come around again, in which case you would probably want to stay there. It takes about 5 minutes for it to go around, so it would say <5 minutes expected arrival in that case.

Also, the 2 has a stop directly in front of the law school which is convenient if you want to go downtown.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:58 pm

For incoming and current students: the class schedule for this year has been made available.

The year-long schedule and calendar: --LinkRemoved--
The page where you can search course offerings: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/courses

1L Spring electives:
American Legal History - The Twentieth Century (Weinrib)
Crim Pro I (Epstein)
Development of Legal Institutions (RHH)
Evidence (Buss)
Foreign Relations Law (Abebe)
Jurisprudence I (Leiter)
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (Nou)
Local Government Law (Fennell)

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Jaqen » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:26 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:For incoming and current students: the class schedule for this year has been made available.

The year-long schedule and calendar: --LinkRemoved--
The page where you can search course offerings: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/courses

1L Spring electives:
American Legal History - The Twentieth Century (Weinrib)
Crim Pro I (Epstein)
Development of Legal Institutions (RHH)
Evidence (Buss)
Foreign Relations Law (Abebe)
Jurisprudence I (Leiter)
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (Nou)
Local Government Law (Fennell)


Nice. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:53 pm

Looks like classes for 1Ls don't start until 9:45am. Third quarter is a little earlier but nothing crazy. That's pretty sweet.




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