West Virginia 2011

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Thu May 26, 2011 12:43 pm

cpajd wrote:You should've taken a run up and down the hill from the law school to the stadium a few times while in town. Its what the football players do for training.


Haha, I went up the hill once by the grass and by the steps. I could barely make it up the grass. The steps were a lot of fun, though.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby cpajd » Thu May 26, 2011 2:49 pm

There are some pretty good tailgates during football season, right by the steps to the school. Game days really are great!

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:02 pm

I'm pretty excited. I've been at two colleges and neither had any real sports going on. Should be a lot of fun. Hopefully I'll get to go to a game or two during the year (basketball, too!).

The area is really nice, from what I saw. But my GOD is the traffic bad. Holy shit! I can only imagine how bad it will be during the school year itself...

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Thu May 26, 2011 3:04 pm

joncrooshal wrote:I'm pretty excited. I've been at two colleges and neither had any real sports going on. Should be a lot of fun. Hopefully I'll get to go to a game or two during the year (basketball, too!).

The area is really nice, from what I saw. But my GOD is the traffic bad. Holy shit! I can only imagine how bad it will be during the school year itself...


Was there road work going on? Traffic should be barely noticeable this time of year. University (the road that the law school is off of) is pretty bad when school is in session.

Football, basketball, and soccer games are all pretty fun games to go to. IMO, Dick Dlesk Stadium (the soccer field) has the best atmosphere of all the games.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:17 pm

WVUCelticFan wrote:Was there road work going on? Traffic should be barely noticeable this time of year. University (the road that the law school is off of) is pretty bad when school is in session.

Football, basketball, and soccer games are all pretty fun games to go to. IMO, Dick Dlesk Stadium (the soccer field) has the best atmosphere of all the games.


University road was pretty bad, but it was rush hour. I was talking to a few people who said that it can be a nightmare during the school year at times. Hey, it is what it is.

I had the pleasure of watching some great soccer at my undergrad. We had a pretty good team the last two years (Monmouth University).

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby cpajd » Thu May 26, 2011 5:34 pm

I agree that this time of year traffic is not too bad usually. During the school year you'll definitely want to take some back roads where possible (I do and it makes a huge difference most days). There is the rush hour phenomenon in Morgantown though, so expect mornings and afternoons to require several minutes more. All in all, its not like major city traffic or anything. Most times you can probably get across town in 10 or 15 minutes (not so bad), unless you go through the heart of the downtown main campus via University Ave. That can double your time. Luckily, as you've seen, the law campus is completely separate.

I've never been to a soccer game, but I can speak for basketball and football. WVU is really enjoying unprecedented athletic success. You'll quickly realize that, without any pro sports, WV citizens really embrace their Mountaineers and the pride shows everywhere you look.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby lbeeman2007 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:15 pm

Maybe someone can speak to what would be the better commuting option coming from Osage or the University Town Center area. Would I be better to travel 19 to 705 and turn onto University Avenue or continue on 19 to 8th street and cut across to University. Speaking strictly of traffic and time. Thanks

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Fri May 27, 2011 1:55 pm

lbeeman2007 wrote:Maybe someone can speak to what would be the better commuting option coming from Osage or the University Town Center area. Would I be better to travel 19 to 705 and turn onto University Avenue or continue on 19 to 8th street and cut across to University. Speaking strictly of traffic and time. Thanks


I'd say cutting to 8th would be a much better option most of the time. 8th is right where the speed limit changes and its rarely backed up bad there except on Friday afternoons. Taking Patterson (the section of 705 you are talking about) will normally have more traffic and you'd have to fight your way past Towers.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby lbeeman2007 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:36 pm

WVUCelticFan wrote:
lbeeman2007 wrote:Maybe someone can speak to what would be the better commuting option coming from Osage or the University Town Center area. Would I be better to travel 19 to 705 and turn onto University Avenue or continue on 19 to 8th street and cut across to University. Speaking strictly of traffic and time. Thanks


I'd say cutting to 8th would be a much better option most of the time. 8th is right where the speed limit changes and its rarely backed up bad there except on Friday afternoons. Taking Patterson (the section of 705 you are talking about) will normally have more traffic and you'd have to fight your way past Towers.

Thanks for the tip. That's what I thought from driving it last time I was out, but school was out so I couldn't gauge traffic well.

When is everyone moving in? I'll be moving out the second week of July. We should try to get a few of us together for drinks one night this summer.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Fri May 27, 2011 4:27 pm

lbeeman2007 wrote:
WVUCelticFan wrote:
lbeeman2007 wrote:Maybe someone can speak to what would be the better commuting option coming from Osage or the University Town Center area. Would I be better to travel 19 to 705 and turn onto University Avenue or continue on 19 to 8th street and cut across to University. Speaking strictly of traffic and time. Thanks


I'd say cutting to 8th would be a much better option most of the time. 8th is right where the speed limit changes and its rarely backed up bad there except on Friday afternoons. Taking Patterson (the section of 705 you are talking about) will normally have more traffic and you'd have to fight your way past Towers.

Thanks for the tip. That's what I thought from driving it last time I was out, but school was out so I couldn't gauge traffic well.

When is everyone moving in? I'll be moving out the second week of July. We should try to get a few of us together for drinks one night this summer.


If you'll accept a non-wvu law 0L, I'll be in and out of Morgantown over the summer and can meet up with anyone and show people around a little.
Summer drink suggestions: Bent Willys ('Bent') for the club scene. It wont be nearly as crowded as during the school year and the deck is nice.
Brew Pub is one of my favourite places and has nice deck area as well. All the stuff on tap is what they brew.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Fri May 27, 2011 5:30 pm

lbeeman2007 wrote:
WVUCelticFan wrote:
lbeeman2007 wrote:Maybe someone can speak to what would be the better commuting option coming from Osage or the University Town Center area. Would I be better to travel 19 to 705 and turn onto University Avenue or continue on 19 to 8th street and cut across to University. Speaking strictly of traffic and time. Thanks


I'd say cutting to 8th would be a much better option most of the time. 8th is right where the speed limit changes and its rarely backed up bad there except on Friday afternoons. Taking Patterson (the section of 705 you are talking about) will normally have more traffic and you'd have to fight your way past Towers.

Thanks for the tip. That's what I thought from driving it last time I was out, but school was out so I couldn't gauge traffic well.

When is everyone moving in? I'll be moving out the second week of July. We should try to get a few of us together for drinks one night this summer.


I'm down. Where are you living? I want to avoid study groups and shit while I am at WVU, but I am fine to have a beer with some cool people once in a while.

I am moving in July 20th at Cedarstone

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby lbeeman2007 » Fri May 27, 2011 5:52 pm

joncrooshal wrote:
lbeeman2007 wrote:
WVUCelticFan wrote:
lbeeman2007 wrote:Maybe someone can speak to what would be the better commuting option coming from Osage or the University Town Center area. Would I be better to travel 19 to 705 and turn onto University Avenue or continue on 19 to 8th street and cut across to University. Speaking strictly of traffic and time. Thanks


I'd say cutting to 8th would be a much better option most of the time. 8th is right where the speed limit changes and its rarely backed up bad there except on Friday afternoons. Taking Patterson (the section of 705 you are talking about) will normally have more traffic and you'd have to fight your way past Towers.

Thanks for the tip. That's what I thought from driving it last time I was out, but school was out so I couldn't gauge traffic well.

When is everyone moving in? I'll be moving out the second week of July. We should try to get a few of us together for drinks one night this summer.


I'm down. Where are you living? I want to avoid study groups and shit while I am at WVU, but I am fine to have a beer with some cool people once in a while.

I am moving in July 20th at Cedarstone



I found a great deal on a house in Osage. My fiance and I couldn't pass on the deal since we know we will be staying in the area for a while. It is outside of the mess of undergrad and only a 15 minite ride to campus with no traffic.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:33 pm

Shit, good deal, then.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby Champion of the Sun » Sat May 28, 2011 9:46 pm

Has anyone accepted from the pool who paid the seat deposit gotten any info regarding their online user id yet, I paid my deposit and haven't heard anything yet, and if you were accepted from the pool are you considered for any scholarship $?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Mon May 30, 2011 11:27 am

Champion of the Sun wrote:Has anyone accepted from the pool who paid the seat deposit gotten any info regarding their online user id yet, I paid my deposit and haven't heard anything yet, and if you were accepted from the pool are you considered for any scholarship $?


Got my WVU ID and MIX ID.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby Cwarrior57 » Mon May 30, 2011 11:44 pm

joncrooshal wrote:
Champion of the Sun wrote:Has anyone accepted from the pool who paid the seat deposit gotten any info regarding their online user id yet, I paid my deposit and haven't heard anything yet, and if you were accepted from the pool are you considered for any scholarship $?


Got my WVU ID and MIX ID.



Got all my mix, star and my fin aid info all started. It was a big confusing to start but you can change passwords after you started.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Tue May 31, 2011 12:07 am

Cwarrior57 wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:
Champion of the Sun wrote:Has anyone accepted from the pool who paid the seat deposit gotten any info regarding their online user id yet, I paid my deposit and haven't heard anything yet, and if you were accepted from the pool are you considered for any scholarship $?


Got my WVU ID and MIX ID.



Got all my mix, star and my fin aid info all started. It was a big confusing to start but you can change passwords after you started.


MIX is easily the most confusing school email service I have ever seen. Stuff is ALL over the place with it.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Tue May 31, 2011 8:38 am

If you want to keep your sanity and make life much easier, forward mix to gmail immediately.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby lbeeman2007 » Tue May 31, 2011 10:49 am

joncrooshal wrote:
Champion of the Sun wrote:Has anyone accepted from the pool who paid the seat deposit gotten any info regarding their online user id yet, I paid my deposit and haven't heard anything yet, and if you were accepted from the pool are you considered for any scholarship $?


Got my WVU ID and MIX ID.


Where do you request these?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby WVUCelticFan » Tue May 31, 2011 11:11 am

lbeeman2007 wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:
Champion of the Sun wrote:Has anyone accepted from the pool who paid the seat deposit gotten any info regarding their online user id yet, I paid my deposit and haven't heard anything yet, and if you were accepted from the pool are you considered for any scholarship $?


Got my WVU ID and MIX ID.


Where do you request these?


They should be sent to you.
WVU ID is your 700#
Mix ID is the first letter of first name, first five letters of last name, #
MIX pin defaults to your two digit date of birth and last four digits 700#
Master ID you activate once you have the above two.
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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Tue May 31, 2011 1:20 pm

WVUCelticFan wrote:
lbeeman2007 wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:
Champion of the Sun wrote:Has anyone accepted from the pool who paid the seat deposit gotten any info regarding their online user id yet, I paid my deposit and haven't heard anything yet, and if you were accepted from the pool are you considered for any scholarship $?


Got my WVU ID and MIX ID.


Where do you request these?


They should be sent to you.
WVU ID is your 700#
Mix ID is the first letter of first name, first five letters of last name, #
MIX pin defaults to the your two digit date of birth and last four digits 700#
Master ID you activate once you have the above two.


Apparently I can't activate my Master ID until I'm registered for classes (which I guess the registrar will have done for all 1Ls in a month or so).

The WVU ID should be on your class of 2014 site that they directed you to. It's up top in red letters.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby Cwarrior57 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:21 pm

Anyone looking for a roommate? I need a place to stay that's close to campus or with someone that drives. PM me.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:00 pm

Cwarrior57 wrote:Anyone looking for a roommate? I need a place to stay that's close to campus or with someone that drives. PM me.


If you want something REALLY close, look at Terrace Heights. You can actually take the stairs up from the apartment to the law school. It's on the hill right below the law school. Last I heard, they still had a room or two left.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby Champion of the Sun » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:33 pm

What does anyone think about living in Westover? Its just across the river and I've seen some decent places there. How bad fo the roads in and around Morgantown get when it snows? This could be the only problem if they are really bad.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby 23402385985 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:31 am

Champion of the Sun wrote:What does anyone think about living in Westover? Its just across the river and I've seen some decent places there. How bad fo the roads in and around Morgantown get when it snows? This could be the only problem if they are really bad.


All I know is traffic fucking sucks and I'd recommend living as close as possible. A number of current students said the same thing.




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