YankeesFan wrote:Richis7, do you absolutely need a car if you go to wake?
Public transit in Winston is a big joke, so not having a car is a hassle. If you know someone with a car who would let you borrow it, that would be good, otherwise you are pretty well stuck taking cabs or waiting for someone to be ready to go to the grocery store etc. There is not a lot within walking distance to campus, and most of what you can walk to you wouldn't want to (kind of a dangerous area on one side of campus).
Wake is doing the "zip car" program for undergrads, I'm not sure if graduate students are allowed to use the cars or not. There are 2 cars on campus that students are allowed to "rent" for what I think is free, just have to be a legal driver obviously.
I wouldn't want to be in Winston without a car, I guess it is possible to survive without it, but your quality of life would certainly be better if you could drive around, as winston is fairly spread out.