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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby zapcaz » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Just updated from 3/8 --> 3/26...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby magicbunny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:25 pm

zapcaz wrote:Just updated from 3/8 --> 3/26...


Good luck!

Meanwhile I just put both deposits into the mailbox... so excited to join c/o 2015!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:09 pm

magicbunny wrote:
zapcaz wrote:Just updated from 3/8 --> 3/26...


Good luck!

Meanwhile I just put both deposits into the mailbox... so excited to join c/o 2015!


Any thoughts on where you want to live? Anyone else out there looked at places yet?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby HapaForever » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:19 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:
magicbunny wrote:
zapcaz wrote:Just updated from 3/8 --> 3/26...


Good luck!

Meanwhile I just put both deposits into the mailbox... so excited to join c/o 2015!


Any thoughts on where you want to live? Anyone else out there looked at places yet?


I think the graduate housing is the best option for me. The off-campus options are either too expensive or too far from the school.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:39 pm

HapaForever wrote:
Lvaughn714 wrote:
magicbunny wrote:
zapcaz wrote:Just updated from 3/8 --> 3/26...


Good luck!

Meanwhile I just put both deposits into the mailbox... so excited to join c/o 2015!


Any thoughts on where you want to live? Anyone else out there looked at places yet?


I think the graduate housing is the best option for me. The off-campus options are either too expensive or too far from the school.


I'm looking at main street apartments. I have a car and they have attached garages so the drive is only ten minutes and they are close to grocery stores and restaurants. Plus with a roommate its like 600 or less.

I just can't do the old buildings like grad plex because of my allergies. Living in a dorm there for 3 years undergrad nearly killed me.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:00 pm

I sensed a movement in the force, checked my status, and lo and behold(!) my date changed to 3/26!

Is something happening?

Do you get an email or just sweat out a snail mail?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby mh2015 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:28 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I sensed a movement in the force, checked my status, and lo and behold(!) my date changed to 3/26!

Is something happening?

Do you get an email or just sweat out a snail mail?



Unfortunately, snail mail is the way they initially let you know. A few days after you receive your package, they will send you an email.

I was on spring break when I saw that they had made a decision about it, but it says on the website that they won't let you know via email or phone. That same day, I had received an email from my college telling me I had a package at the post office. I called over the the post office to ask where my package was from, and it was Notre Dame! Hopefully you will hear soon -- good luck!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby sdphill » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:29 pm

mh2015 wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I sensed a movement in the force, checked my status, and lo and behold(!) my date changed to 3/26!

Is something happening?

Do you get an email or just sweat out a snail mail?



Unfortunately, snail mail is the way they initially let you know. A few days after you receive your package, they will send you an email.

I was on spring break when I saw that they had made a decision about it, but it says on the website that they won't let you know via email or phone. That same day, I had received an email from my college telling me I had a package at the post office. I called over the the post office to ask where my package was from, and it was Notre Dame! Hopefully you will hear soon -- good luck!


Same thing happened to me!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:50 pm

Thanks guys!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby magicbunny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:50 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:
magicbunny wrote:
zapcaz wrote:Just updated from 3/8 --> 3/26...


Good luck!

Meanwhile I just put both deposits into the mailbox... so excited to join c/o 2015!


Any thoughts on where you want to live? Anyone else out there looked at places yet?


I think the graduate housing is a good option for first year students. very reasonably priced and close to the law school building.

Anyone knows whether it's necessary to have a car in South Bend or not?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:06 pm

from what I understand, you won't want to go anywhere outside of the campus. I've only driven thru, but South Bend kinda sucks.

Could be wrong, though.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:11 pm

I think the graduate housing is a good option for first year students. very reasonably priced and close to the law school building.

Anyone knows whether it's necessary to have a car in South Bend or not?[/quote]


there are now a few restaurants across the street thanks to eddy street commons, but yup get to a grocery store you will need a vehicle but chances are there will be other students with cars who won't mind making group grocery runs. there is a bids that goes straight from campus to both chicago airports and cabs are ready to get especially on weekends but be wary of absurd price hikes on game day weekends. I think as long as you can make a friend with a car for grocery runs there really isn't much else that you need a car for.

there is also a transpo bus that comes to both the library circle on the north end of campus which is basically across a huge parking lot from the grad plex abd main circle which is where the law school is. I know it goes to the mall but not sure where else.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby magicbunny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:48 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:I think the graduate housing is a good option for first year students. very reasonably priced and close to the law school building.

Anyone knows whether it's necessary to have a car in South Bend or not?


there are now a few restaurants across the street thanks to eddy street commons, but yup get to a grocery store you will need a vehicle but chances are there will be other students with cars who won't mind making group grocery runs. there is a bids that goes straight from campus to both chicago airports and cabs are ready to get especially on weekends but be wary of absurd price hikes on game day weekends. I think as long as you can make a friend with a car for grocery runs there really isn't much else that you need a car for.

there is also a transpo bus that comes to both the library circle on the north end of campus which is basically across a huge parking lot from the grad plex abd main circle which is where the law school is. I know it goes to the mall but not sure where else.


Thanks for the info :) I don't even drive so that's good news...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby lakers3peat » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:16 pm

has anyone heard off the WL?


that 1st deposit day is coming up for lots of other schools

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby NDIrish2012 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:23 pm

For those wondering about off campus housing, I would consider Clover Village Apartments, Irish Row, or Clover Ridge Apartments. I forget if these were mentioned in the admit packet, but they are all great options in terms of price and location. All three of these are located directly across Tyckenham, which is the road that forms the eastern edge of campus. I am an undergrad at ND right now, and I live in Clover Village, which is literally right across the street from campus- I stand on my patio and can watch lacrosse and soccer games. The law school is literally like a 3 minute bike ride away. I pay $500 for a two bedroom, and single bedrooms are around $800.

As far as a car goes, I would definitely recommend having one! You'll want it, and parking is free with rent (obviously, its south bend). There is actually quite a bit to do around the south bend area, but you need a car to do it. There are a surprising amount of restaurants and shops around. There is even a small zoo! I can only speak from my own experience, but I can honestly say I don't think I could survive here without a car at this point (granted, I spent my first three years at ND without one... but thats before I knew what I was missing).

Edit: I live in Clover Village, not Ridge
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby FinallyGoing » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:34 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I sensed a movement in the force, checked my status, and lo and behold(!) my date changed to 3/26!

Is something happening?

Do you get an email or just sweat out a snail mail?


Same here...!!!!!!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:51 pm

NDIrish2012 wrote:For those wondering about off campus housing, I would consider Clover Village Apartments, Irish Row, or Clover Ridge Apartments. I forget if these were mentioned in the admit packet, but they are all great options in terms of price and location. All three of these are located directly across Tyckenham, which is the road that forms the eastern edge of campus. I am an undergrad at ND right now, and I live in Clover Ridge, which is literally right across the street from campus- I stand on my patio and can watch lacrosse and soccer games. The law school is literally like a 3 minute bike ride away. I pay $500 for a two bedroom, and single bedrooms are around $800.

As far as a car goes, I would definitely recommend having one! You'll want it, and parking is free with rent (obviously, its south bend). There is actually quite a bit to do around the south bend area, but you need a car to do it. There are a surprising amount of restaurants and shops around. There is even a small zoo! I can only speak from my own experience, but I can honestly say I don't think I could survive here without a car at this point (granted, I spent my first three years at ND without one... but thats before I knew what I was missing).


Just wanted to point out that while these places are absolutely the closest to campus and very cost effective, they are also going to be full of undergrads. Some people probably won't care about that at all, but for others the noise/neighbors partying/general undergrad hooliganism might be a legitimate factor. I graduated in 2010, but during my time Clover Village (formerly Turtle Creek) was pretty much party central and the whole area by twyckenham gets completely blanketed by tail gaters every single home game from dawn until kick off.

Side note: I had no idea there was a zoo. Will have to check that out when I come back.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby NDninja » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:12 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:
NDIrish2012 wrote:For those wondering about off campus housing, I would consider Clover Village Apartments, Irish Row, or Clover Ridge Apartments. I forget if these were mentioned in the admit packet, but they are all great options in terms of price and location. All three of these are located directly across Tyckenham, which is the road that forms the eastern edge of campus. I am an undergrad at ND right now, and I live in Clover Ridge, which is literally right across the street from campus- I stand on my patio and can watch lacrosse and soccer games. The law school is literally like a 3 minute bike ride away. I pay $500 for a two bedroom, and single bedrooms are around $800.

As far as a car goes, I would definitely recommend having one! You'll want it, and parking is free with rent (obviously, its south bend). There is actually quite a bit to do around the south bend area, but you need a car to do it. There are a surprising amount of restaurants and shops around. There is even a small zoo! I can only speak from my own experience, but I can honestly say I don't think I could survive here without a car at this point (granted, I spent my first three years at ND without one... but thats before I knew what I was missing).


Just wanted to point out that while these places are absolutely the closest to campus and very cost effective, they are also going to be full of undergrads. Some people probably won't care about that at all, but for others the noise/neighbors partying/general undergrad hooliganism might be a legitimate factor. I graduated in 2010, but during my time Clover Village (formerly Turtle Creek) was pretty much party central and the whole area by twyckenham gets completely blanketed by tail gaters every single home game from dawn until kick off.

Side note: I had no idea there was a zoo. Will have to check that out when I come back.


Essentially everything both of these people have said is the truth. The whole "Clover Cluster" of apts is very close to campus, pretty affordable, and near the Eddy Commons side (which is getting more and more popular). They are, however, also dominated by heavy partiers. Not a judgment call, just a reality. I would say if being on/close to campus is very important, living in the graduate housing is the best bet. You can find some pretty good places to live that are within 5-10min driving distance, too. Some people like the idea of being on/close to campus, some like being more removed from the campus in their "spare" time.

If you are not going to have a car, I would strongly suggest living on-campus. You'll be able to do what you need to do regardless and mostly everyone will have a car even living on-campus, so it won't be a huge wrinkle. If you're going to live off-campus, having a car is almost mandatory.

There are things to do in South Bend and a car certainly helps. A decent museum (for South Bend), some OK parks, and the dunes and lake Michigan within reasonable distance. The restaurants are generally not that great in SB, though. Good options for greasy spoon and breakfast joints, but if you're used to the diversity and quality of a bigger city...sorry, homie. There are some decent places, overall, but plenty of sub-par and fast-food restaurants.

The zoo is terrible. That is all.
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby NDIrish2012 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:15 pm

What?! The zoo is not terrible! You can get SO CLOSE to the lions (so close in fact one of them was able to pee on my girlfriend, 'claiming his territory' hah).

Seriously though, the atmosphere of Clover Village (where I live) is not like the former (infamous) Turtle Creek. Nearly everyone in my building is a graduate student, and it is ALWAYS quite, not only in my building, but on the Clover Village property generally. I do not deny that there might be a higher concentration of undergrads here than at other, further away, complexes, but it definitely doesn't have a 'party' atmosphere- at least CV doesn't... I tend to think Clover Ridge has more of that party atmosphere now. But, I can only speak from my experience, and my experience has been one of peach and tranquility!

Re- The Zoo: Take a girl there and I guarantee it will be a great date.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby miy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:53 pm

I was in South Bend a month or so ago to visit my sister. When we ran out of things to do on/around campus, we went to the animal shelter. For entertainment.

The Animal Shelter. The next best thing was supposed to be the prison.



Decision rendered today (3/28). Despite my dislike for South Bend, I still love the law school. Here's to hoping my decision doesn't get lost in the mail like my last one...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby NDninja » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:03 pm

miy wrote:I was in South Bend a month or so ago to visit my sister. When we ran out of things to do on/around campus, we went to the animal shelter. For entertainment.

The Animal Shelter. The next best thing was supposed to be the prison.



Decision rendered today (3/28). Despite my dislike for South Bend, I still love the law school. Here's to hoping my decision doesn't get lost in the mail like my last one...


If South Bend fell off the planet, I'd be one of the last to cry about it. But animal shelter>prison>killself? Not quite. You definitely can get claustrophobia here, but there are indeed better things to do than...that.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby magicbunny » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:23 pm

lol. I'm 100% sure that the town my undergard (3 hours away from ND) is in is ten times worse than south bend. we have a total of 5 restaurants in town and not even a single fast food restaurant within walking distance (except for a really nasty McDonalds). the neighborhood near my school is also one of the most depressing places in the country. Our economy depends on a giant walmart and some random chemical companies (worst kind of industry)

south bend will be a heaven for me :)

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:37 pm

anyone who went to asd last week want to share thoughts?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby miy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:12 pm

Haha I'm sure we could have found something better to do, but it was raining/snowing, and we didn't put too much thought into it.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby FinallyGoing » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:55 pm

3/8-----3/26-----3/30 Decision Rendered.

Anyone else?




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