Is anyone getting pumped yet? I just received my personalized letter from Karen Britton welcoming me to the class of 2015. I also visited recently and cannot wait! Everyone is extremely nice (especially Mrs. Phyllis Brewer in the admissions recruiting office), and Mrs. Janet Hatcher is a sweetheart that will help you with anything. Joe in the career center is also helpful in any capacity you need. The building is beautiful and right down the road from Neyland Stadium. I look forward to meeting everyone on the 20th of August, and do not forget to check your email- the Career Center sent an email asking you to take a survey about what you might like to do with your JD. They are prepping for what type of firm or agency our class might want to be employed by in the future. See you soon! Be safe and enjoy your summer!!!
Comoncents, are you sure your not secretly on staff?!
I'm actually really excited about my decision. Everyone I met there is awesome, the building is beautiful, the city is beautiful, I couldn't be happier.
When is everyone moving down (if your not there already)? I'm hoping to move about 2-3 weeks before orientation get settled in, but I don't want to move too early because I don't know anyone wouldn't have anything to do.
I would suggest to move early; 3-4 weeks might be early enough. There is so much to do in Knoxville! I moved a month ago- got my kids into school, figured out the route, wife got a job, all the in-state stuff is still getting worked out, taking a trip back home to see everyone before I start a tough semester, figured out the lease, got my barring- just stuff like that is taking over 4 weeks.
Does anyone have any advice about where to live? I'm looking at places in West Knox (about a 15 minute drive from campus), but I heard living in the Fort (closer to campus) might not be that bad. Suggestions?
I live in North Knoxville.
We had a place in West but the traffic was too bad for me to commute. It is beautiful; especially the Turkey Creek area- though it is 23-25 min away.
I like North! A great school zone for my kids, only a 10 min drive with no traffic, and I am in driving distance to anywhere in Knoxville.
But, like I said; West is MUCH nicer, ascetically, of a location.
I would suggest coming down here and looking ahead of time.
Take a trip, stay in West or even Downtown, drive to see Turkey Creek, drive to see the places close to West Town Mall, wake up and try to see how the commute will be from West, check out different places.