University of Illinois Class of 2020

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby CPAlawHopefu » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Next Wednesday is my last day of work. Then I'm hopping onto the plane to Europe on Thursday for a two week trip before I sign my life away to LS. Last bit of bliss before I jump into gloom reality that is 1L.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby shotgunheist » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:07 pm

CPAlawHopefu wrote:Next Wednesday is my last day of work. Then I'm hopping onto the plane to Europe on Thursday for a two week trip before I sign my life away to LS. Last bit of bliss before I jump into gloom reality that is 1L.


I'm doing the same, traveling all around middle of july.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:14 pm

shotgunheist wrote:
CPAlawHopefu wrote:Next Wednesday is my last day of work. Then I'm hopping onto the plane to Europe on Thursday for a two week trip before I sign my life away to LS. Last bit of bliss before I jump into gloom reality that is 1L.


I'm doing the same, traveling all around middle of july.

Me too! Next Friday is my last day of work, and then I'm going to Europe with my sister :)

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby CPAlawHopefu » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:26 pm

Pinkpanda24 wrote:
shotgunheist wrote:
CPAlawHopefu wrote:Next Wednesday is my last day of work. Then I'm hopping onto the plane to Europe on Thursday for a two week trip before I sign my life away to LS. Last bit of bliss before I jump into gloom reality that is 1L.


I'm doing the same, traveling all around middle of july.

Me too! Next Friday is my last day of work, and then I'm going to Europe with my sister :)


Cool! Which part? This will be my first time in Europe so I'm following all the typical tourist trap spots for sightseeing. London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona. I'm preparing my gears cuz I was told that Europe trip = walking for miles.. and miles... and miles.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:30 pm

CPAlawHopefu wrote:
Pinkpanda24 wrote:
shotgunheist wrote:
CPAlawHopefu wrote:Next Wednesday is my last day of work. Then I'm hopping onto the plane to Europe on Thursday for a two week trip before I sign my life away to LS. Last bit of bliss before I jump into gloom reality that is 1L.


I'm doing the same, traveling all around middle of july.

Me too! Next Friday is my last day of work, and then I'm going to Europe with my sister :)


Cool! Which part? This will be my first time in Europe so I'm following all the typical tourist trap spots for sightseeing. London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona. I'm preparing my gears cuz I was told that Europe trip = walking for miles.. and miles... and miles.

Awesome!! I'll be going to London, Reykjavik, and Barcelona. You're definitely right about the walking lol but it'll be worth it!

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:04 pm

Pinkpanda24 wrote:
Watababe wrote:
ChambanaMan wrote:
Watababe wrote:
carasrook wrote:
Watababe wrote:Finally signed a lease! I'll be at Prospect Pointe in Savoy!!


congrats! i've heard really good things about royse & brinkmeyer


They were almost uncomfortably easy to work with??? They didn't ask for proof of anything. Like they have you fill out a general application before viewing apartments and that's considered good enough. IDK if it's because I have a really great credit score right now (RIP to that soon thanks law school) and a clean background check but they didn't ask for proof of employment, proof that I'm going to be a student, proof of financial aid, anything!


That's just the Champaign student housing market. I work for an American Campus property, and we don't check credit, student status, financials, or anything. And I don't know of another company that does. The competition among properties is huge, so any signature on that lease is all they care about.


Ah that's good to know. When I was in college we had to at least prove we were students when signing the lease (and now in "the real world' I had to prove income and all that jazz) so it was a bit of a shock that they just like...took my word for it?

That's interesting. I didn't have to prove my own things but since I'm a student I was required to have a co-signer. I think they had my dad prove his income.
It seems like most of you guys are in Savoy...hopefully I'm not forever alone in Urbana lol. I had a hard time finding a place that would let me rent with two cats in a one bedroom.


Savoy is essentially just south Champaign (seriously, when the leasing agent was driving me to the apartment complex I thought she was taking me to the other one she was going to show me that was actually in Champaign...I'd assumed based on the map that it was legit a separate town but it's not) so it's not that far!

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:06 pm

My last work day is July 13th and I think it works out to about 15 work days left now...I haven't worked a full week since the week before Memorial Day and won't work one through the rest of my time...no crazy travels planned for me but hopefully some beach time and some last museum visits while it's still easy, then getting to know the Chambana area.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:29 pm

IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:23 pm

Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


I saw! I assume 'business' means a suit?

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:31 pm

carasrook wrote:
Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


I saw! I assume 'business' means a suit?


That's probably a good guess, though it could be argued it doesn't have to be (In my mind, "Business" falls somewhere between "Professional" and "Business Casual" mainly because something needs to fill the gap for dudes between wearing a suit and wearing a polo shirt and khakis and the gap for women between a suit and black skinny pants with a nice top) and I kinda hope as we get a bit closer they spell out what they want but you'll see me in a professional dress with a suit jacket at minimum.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby law444 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:53 pm

Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


Looks like there is going to be a casual reception the day before orientation starts too. Time to learn how to tie a tie lol

http://illinois.edu/cms/6646/reception.pdf

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:57 pm

law444 wrote:
Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


Looks like there is going to be a casual reception the day before orientation starts too. Time to learn how to tie a tie lol

http://illinois.edu/cms/6646/reception.pdf


"please wear an item reflecting your hometown, undergraduate institution, favorite sports team, or band!"

omg...

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:11 pm

carasrook wrote:
law444 wrote:
Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


Looks like there is going to be a casual reception the day before orientation starts too. Time to learn how to tie a tie lol

http://illinois.edu/cms/6646/reception.pdf


"please wear an item reflecting your hometown, undergraduate institution, favorite sports team, or band!"

omg...


I feel like the word "an" implies this is NOT the time to "go big or go home" which is honestly unfortunate because how else am I supposed to learn the true personalities of potential future friends

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby CPAlawHopefu » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:38 pm

carasrook wrote:
Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


I saw! I assume 'business' means a suit?


Business: Suit and Tie

Business Casual: No tie. Suit or Sweater optional. Jeans are ok if you wear a blazer.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:20 am

CPAlawHopefu wrote:
carasrook wrote:
Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


I saw! I assume 'business' means a suit?


Business: Suit and Tie

Business Casual: No tie. Suit or Sweater optional. Jeans are ok if you wear a blazer.


Hmm, I have to disagree on your business casual interpretation. I work at a law firm and our attire is 'business casual'. jeans are definitely not allowed

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:35 am

carasrook wrote:
CPAlawHopefu wrote:
carasrook wrote:
Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


I saw! I assume 'business' means a suit?


Business: Suit and Tie

Business Casual: No tie. Suit or Sweater optional. Jeans are ok if you wear a blazer.


Hmm, I have to disagree on your business casual interpretation. I work at a law firm and our attire is 'business casual'. jeans are definitely not allowed


I agree. Jeans with a blazer falls more under "Smart Casual" to me (my company used to be business casual with casual Fridays and Fridays were the only day jeans were allowed...now we're in the smart casual/casual range like don't wear a graphic tee but don't worry about needing to dress up your outfit since you're wearing jeans)

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:44 pm

Watababe wrote:
carasrook wrote:
CPAlawHopefu wrote:
carasrook wrote:
Watababe wrote:IDK if I'm late to the party on this but there's orientation info up on the website http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/5746/33271550

Also an agenda and FYI the Wednesday of orientation has a business dress code and Thursday is business casual: http://illinois.edu/cms/6647/agenda_-_website.pdf


I saw! I assume 'business' means a suit?


Business: Suit and Tie

Business Casual: No tie. Suit or Sweater optional. Jeans are ok if you wear a blazer.


Hmm, I have to disagree on your business casual interpretation. I work at a law firm and our attire is 'business casual'. jeans are definitely not allowed


I agree. Jeans with a blazer falls more under "Smart Casual" to me (my company used to be business casual with casual Fridays and Fridays were the only day jeans were allowed...now we're in the smart casual/casual range like don't wear a graphic tee but don't worry about needing to dress up your outfit since you're wearing jeans)

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:15 pm

How does everyone feel about supplements? I'm really apprehensive to buy them before school starts, and I REALLY don't want to have to use them...

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:02 pm

carasrook wrote:How does everyone feel about supplements? I'm really apprehensive to buy them before school starts, and I REALLY don't want to have to use them...


I've seen a few things floating around that say to hold off on buying them because essentially those should be something you turn to after you've already read through things a couple times and have spoken with your prof and still just don't get it UNLESS a prof flat out says like "X supplement is my favorite" because I've heard of profs taking test questions almost directly from supplements they mention being huge fans of

Do any of the current students that float around on this thread have any tips/advice?

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:39 pm

Watababe wrote:
carasrook wrote:How does everyone feel about supplements? I'm really apprehensive to buy them before school starts, and I REALLY don't want to have to use them...


I've seen a few things floating around that say to hold off on buying them because essentially those should be something you turn to after you've already read through things a couple times and have spoken with your prof and still just don't get it UNLESS a prof flat out says like "X supplement is my favorite" because I've heard of profs taking test questions almost directly from supplements they mention being huge fans of

Do any of the current students that float around on this thread have any tips/advice?


I'd wait about a month or so to see if you understand what's going on. If not, check the reference section in the library first-there's a bunch of supps, but you may have some difficulty finding them during finals. I used supps my first semester, and then barely, if at all, after that.

It all comes down to do what works for you.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:13 pm

Did y'all see in the most recent "Admitted Student News" that there's a pre-orientation happy hour on August 17th? Is everyone going to be in town by then? I know some of you signed leases that start later in the month because you are stronger people than me (been there done that on the whole "move in just before starting school/new job" thing and it is Not For Me.)

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:39 pm

Watababe wrote:Did y'all see in the most recent "Admitted Student News" that there's a pre-orientation happy hour on August 17th? Is everyone going to be in town by then? I know some of you signed leases that start later in the month because you are stronger people than me (been there done that on the whole "move in just before starting school/new job" thing and it is Not For Me.)

My move in date is August 16, so I'll be around. :)

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby carasrook » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:29 pm

Pinkpanda24 wrote:
Watababe wrote:Did y'all see in the most recent "Admitted Student News" that there's a pre-orientation happy hour on August 17th? Is everyone going to be in town by then? I know some of you signed leases that start later in the month because you are stronger people than me (been there done that on the whole "move in just before starting school/new job" thing and it is Not For Me.)

My move in date is August 16, so I'll be around. :)


not 100% sure yet. my move in date is the 15th, but i don't think i'm going to be able to move in until that following weekend (like the 19thish). hopefully i can be there!

i'm all concerned about trying to get readings for the first day of class done before orientation starts. i've been so preoccupied with finishing up my job and moving that i've barely started processing that we actually have to start school soon. yowza it's getting real

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby law444 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:39 pm

Watababe wrote:Did y'all see in the most recent "Admitted Student News" that there's a pre-orientation happy hour on August 17th? Is everyone going to be in town by then? I know some of you signed leases that start later in the month because you are stronger people than me (been there done that on the whole "move in just before starting school/new job" thing and it is Not For Me.)



I'm fairly sure I'm going to move that day or the day after, so I'll be unable to go :(

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020

Postby Watababe » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:00 pm

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carasrook wrote:Have you guys seen what happened to YingYing Zhang? I've gotten into a very deep spiral of armchair detectiving today.

Really upsetting and scary :(

Holy shit. :( that's really scary. I hope they find her


Y'all :( :( :(

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