Harvard C/O 2019

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2019)

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crimsonchaser179
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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby crimsonchaser179 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:03 pm

Anyone know about the no-fridge/microwave policy in Gropius housing? Thoughts on bringing them anyway?

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby leslieknope » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:15 pm

crimsonchaser179 wrote:Anyone know about the no-fridge/microwave policy in Gropius housing? Thoughts on bringing them anyway?


Fridges are allowed and almost everyone has them (also PM me if you want to buy one, I moved off campus but never sold mine). Microwaves are banned. I think some people have them, but I would be really hesitant about it because the fire alarms are pretty sensitive. I had a coffee maker and an electric kettle in my room and it was fine, though.

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mollywood
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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby mollywood » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:17 pm

leslieknope wrote:
crimsonchaser179 wrote:Anyone know about the no-fridge/microwave policy in Gropius housing? Thoughts on bringing them anyway?


Fridges are allowed and almost everyone has them (also PM me if you want to buy one, I moved off campus but never sold mine). Microwaves are banned. I think some people have them, but I would be really hesitant about it because the fire alarms are pretty sensitive. I had a coffee maker and an electric kettle in my room and it was fine, though.


I know slow cookers are banned, but can I get away with bringing one to my room in Gropius anyway?

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby leslieknope » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:32 pm

mollywood wrote:
leslieknope wrote:
crimsonchaser179 wrote:Anyone know about the no-fridge/microwave policy in Gropius housing? Thoughts on bringing them anyway?


Fridges are allowed and almost everyone has them (also PM me if you want to buy one, I moved off campus but never sold mine). Microwaves are banned. I think some people have them, but I would be really hesitant about it because the fire alarms are pretty sensitive. I had a coffee maker and an electric kettle in my room and it was fine, though.


I know slow cookers are banned, but can I get away with bringing one to my room in Gropius anyway?


Probably as long as you were careful to not cook things that could smoke! Literally no one will ever check or care as long as you don't set off the fire alarms.

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sfoglia
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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby sfoglia » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:13 pm

I am so excite!

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby Oskosh » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:50 pm

What would you consider an acceptable used textbook? Asking because there are a lot of textbooks that are listed as having substantial highlighting, etc. Would you consider that an impediment? Should I buy the slightly more expensive case books that have only minimal highlighting?

Thanks in advance! Trying to buy these within the next week.

ETA: Meant to post this in the Ask a Harvard Law student thread, but feel free to respond if you have some advice!

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby Indifference » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:11 pm

Oskosh wrote:What would you consider an acceptable used textbook? Asking because there are a lot of textbooks that are listed as having substantial highlighting, etc. Would you consider that an impediment? Should I buy the slightly more expensive case books that have only minimal highlighting?

Thanks in advance! Trying to buy these within the next week.

ETA: Meant to post this in the Ask a Harvard Law student thread, but feel free to respond if you have some advice!


This is totally a personal thing. I tend to not even "see" the preexisting highlights as I read. But I don't highlight myself. I could see how existing highlighting could be a bother to someone who did, and I know others who can't stand it. No one here is going to be able to tell you if highlighting will bother you, though...

That said, I'm usually more concerned about structural integrity (the spine, for example) and whether there is damage (water//coffee, etc.).

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby sfoglia » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:44 pm

sfoglia wrote:I am so excite!


Okay, so I'm the only one then.

*pops balloons with a needle*

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby schocolate » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:57 pm

sfoglia wrote:
sfoglia wrote:I am so excite!


Okay, so I'm the only one then.

*pops balloons with a needle*


HI I am pretty excited too

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby Oskosh » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:31 pm

schocolate wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
sfoglia wrote:I am so excite!


Okay, so I'm the only one then.

*pops balloons with a needle*


HI I am pretty excited too

I am also excited. I am also nervous.

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sfoglia
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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby sfoglia » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:53 am

No nerves! Only excitement.

(Says the girl who is awake at 3am reading one of those 1L guides. Did you know you should arrive at class on time? Did you?!)

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby TripTrip » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:14 am

sfoglia wrote:Did you know you should arrive at class on time?

In defense of the book, it's tradition for some 1L professors to be overly harsh about tardiness.

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby Indifference » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:35 pm

TripTrip wrote:
sfoglia wrote:Did you know you should arrive at class on time?

In defense of the book, it's tradition for some 1L professors to be overly harsh about tardiness.


Yeah. For example, if you have Glenn Cohen and are late go home...

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby Hildegard15 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:15 pm

Oskosh wrote:
schocolate wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
sfoglia wrote:I am so excite!


Okay, so I'm the only one then.

*pops balloons with a needle*


HI I am pretty excited too

I am also excited. I am also nervous.


I'm totally stoked! Moving across coasts which is making me a bit sad but I can't wait to get started!

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby sfoglia » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:22 pm

TripTrip wrote:
sfoglia wrote:Did you know you should arrive at class on time?

In defense of the book, it's tradition for some 1L professors to be overly harsh about tardiness.


The book has been insightful, for the most part. I feel the amount of space dedicated to the importance of timeliness was perhaps unnecessary. But I'm also an old. Although, even when I was a young, I still made sure to arrive at my graduate seminars on time.

Stilettos clack too loudly to get away with slipping into class late. (Sneakers are for sneaking?)

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby Oskosh » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:01 pm

Remember how I purported to have preferences when it came to a book's condition? Not anymore LOL. Doesn't H allot only $650 of your budget to casebooks / school supplies? Gross underestimation, if you ask me.

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby -lemonlyman- » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:06 am

In case anyone hasn't seen it, looks like section specific orientation schedules are up! https://hls.harvard.edu/j-d-orientation ... schedules/

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby gamerish » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:32 pm

For anyone who hasn't bought their books yet or just didn't know, Coop membership (costs $1) gets you 10% off books you buy from the bookstore, including used/rental copies. Works for buying them online as well.

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby cdotson2 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:54 am

are we doing a tls dinner/lunch/meetup this weekend? Saturday and Sunday have nothing scheduled for orientation right?

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby Hildegard15 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:47 pm

cdotson2 wrote:are we doing a tls dinner/lunch/meetup this weekend? Saturday and Sunday have nothing scheduled for orientation right?


I'd be game!

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sfoglia
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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby sfoglia » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Hildegard15 wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:are we doing a tls dinner/lunch/meetup this weekend? Saturday and Sunday have nothing scheduled for orientation right?


I'd be game!


That would be great!

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby gamerish » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:10 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Hildegard15 wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:are we doing a tls dinner/lunch/meetup this weekend? Saturday and Sunday have nothing scheduled for orientation right?


I'd be game!


That would be great!

Sign me up :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby jtg21 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:51 pm

gamerish wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Hildegard15 wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:are we doing a tls dinner/lunch/meetup this weekend? Saturday and Sunday have nothing scheduled for orientation right?


I'd be game!


That would be great!

Sign me up :mrgreen:


I'm so there!

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mollywood
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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby mollywood » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:11 pm

jtg21 wrote:
gamerish wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Hildegard15 wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:are we doing a tls dinner/lunch/meetup this weekend? Saturday and Sunday have nothing scheduled for orientation right?


I'd be game!


That would be great!

Sign me up :mrgreen:


I'm so there!


Count me in!

canadianellewoods
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Re: Harvard C/O 2019

Postby canadianellewoods » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:39 pm

mollywood wrote:
jtg21 wrote:
gamerish wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Hildegard15 wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:are we doing a tls dinner/lunch/meetup this weekend? Saturday and Sunday have nothing scheduled for orientation right?


I'd be game!


That would be great!

Sign me up :mrgreen:


I'm so there!


Count me in!


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