olive16 wrote:dylanfan90 wrote:Hey so I was just wondering, when is the best amount of time before classes/orientation to move to uva? I'm planning on moving in a week before orientation, and was wondering if, in 2Ls and 3Ls experience, this is too far on the late side in terms of getting to know the area and all that. Also if any incoming 1Ls have some advice on this lemme know. Appreciate the help.
For a single person who is not familiar with Charlottesville, a week should be fine, although I think two weeks would be better. You want to move in early enough so that you're able to familiarize yourself with CVille and get moved in/settled comfortably. CVille isn't that big, so it shouldn't take long to learn the basics. I don't know where you're living or how much you're bringing (single person, moving a family, etc.). My personal anecdote: I had to move in 2 days before orientation. I was familiar with CVille and I didn't have that much stuff, and I was able to do it with no problem.
Great, thanks for the advice and your personal experience, I'll keep that in mind. I am single student straight out of undergrad and living very close to the law campus, so logistics are not a big issue.
If any of my fellow 1Ls (and 2Ls and 3Ls) want to offer some input as well on when they plan to move in/when they moved in for 1L and the like, lemme know (I also posted this message in the class of 2016 thread).
PS: Im thinking of setting up poll of when 1Ls plan to move in on the c/o 2016 thread, does anyone think it would get even remotely accurate results?