In at Harvard: Class of 2016

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jychun412
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jychun412 » Wed May 29, 2013 1:17 pm

So no HLS housing portal access yet for the latest admits?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby LexLeon » Wed May 29, 2013 2:24 pm

Anyone notice the picture of the girl studying the MCAT in the Guide for
Admitted Students?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Wed May 29, 2013 3:08 pm

LexLeon wrote:Anyone notice the picture of the girl studying the MCAT in the Guide for
Admitted Students?


Law school student realized she wasn't fit for law school.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby EdSaid » Wed May 29, 2013 4:09 pm

jychun412 wrote:So no HLS housing portal access yet for the latest admits?


Do you mean https://hahls.law.harvard.edu/? I didn't have access to it yesterday, but I was able to log onto it today and check things out.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jychun412 » Wed May 29, 2013 4:33 pm

EdSaid wrote:
jychun412 wrote:So no HLS housing portal access yet for the latest admits?


Do you mean https://hahls.law.harvard.edu/? I didn't have access to it yesterday, but I was able to log onto it today and check things out.


Oh I see. I can't log in still but maybe that's because I set-up my PIN late.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Wed May 29, 2013 5:24 pm

TripTrip wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:On another stressed out financial note, I just calculated my cost of visiting and securing an apartment and it came out to EXACTLY the number in my bank account. If I don't eat at all during those days. So basically, which one of you guys will adopt me until school starts?

+1

The flight won't cost me much on account of frequent flyer miles, but good lord the cheapest hotels are close to $200/night. I think I might put a tent in my carry-on.

Priceline name your own price is your new best friend. I use it almost every time I travel.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby bosmer88 » Wed May 29, 2013 8:17 pm

sabanist wrote:Priceline name your own price is your new best friend. I use it almost every time I travel.


This is awesome! I need to use this the next time I fly!

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jselson » Wed May 29, 2013 9:59 pm

sabanist wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:On another stressed out financial note, I just calculated my cost of visiting and securing an apartment and it came out to EXACTLY the number in my bank account. If I don't eat at all during those days. So basically, which one of you guys will adopt me until school starts?

+1

The flight won't cost me much on account of frequent flyer miles, but good lord the cheapest hotels are close to $200/night. I think I might put a tent in my carry-on.

Priceline name your own price is your new best friend. I use it almost every time I travel.


+1. When I visited Stanford, I got a 4-star hotel for half off.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby TripTrip » Wed May 29, 2013 11:58 pm

jselson wrote:
sabanist wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:On another stressed out financial note, I just calculated my cost of visiting and securing an apartment and it came out to EXACTLY the number in my bank account. If I don't eat at all during those days. So basically, which one of you guys will adopt me until school starts?

+1

The flight won't cost me much on account of frequent flyer miles, but good lord the cheapest hotels are close to $200/night. I think I might put a tent in my carry-on.

Priceline name your own price is your new best friend. I use it almost every time I travel.


+1. When I visited Stanford, I got a 4-star hotel for half off.

Are we in a priceline commercial? :lol:

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby bosmer88 » Thu May 30, 2013 5:29 pm

Hey all,

A room in Hastings is now up for grabs. Just canceled my contract.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jychun412 » Fri May 31, 2013 1:33 am

I have a question about housing.
I found a nice place that is about 30 minutes away on foot from HLS.
Would you recommend getting some place closer to campus?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby wert3813 » Fri May 31, 2013 1:37 am

jychun412 wrote:I have a question about housing.
I found a nice place that is about 30 minutes away on foot from HLS.
Would you recommend getting some place closer to campus?

So you're going to have to take the T?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jychun412 » Fri May 31, 2013 2:04 am

wert3813 wrote:
jychun412 wrote:I have a question about housing.
I found a nice place that is about 30 minutes away on foot from HLS.
Would you recommend getting some place closer to campus?

So you're going to have to take the T?


I want to walk to campus as much as possible but I guess I'll have to take the bus/train a few times a week.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby wert3813 » Fri May 31, 2013 2:08 am

jychun412 wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
jychun412 wrote:I have a question about housing.
I found a nice place that is about 30 minutes away on foot from HLS.
Would you recommend getting some place closer to campus?

So you're going to have to take the T?


I want to walk to campus as much as possible but I guess I'll have to take the bus/train a few times a week.

I think your to far then. Ask some 2 and 3Ls though.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby TripTrip » Fri May 31, 2013 2:09 am

jychun412 wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
jychun412 wrote:I have a question about housing.
I found a nice place that is about 30 minutes away on foot from HLS.
Would you recommend getting some place closer to campus?

So you're going to have to take the T?


I want to walk to campus as much as possible but I guess I'll have to take the bus/train a few times a week.

Dude, that 30min walk is going to get old fast. Exercise is great and all, but carrying a book bag on your back for thirty minutes each way just to get to class is not something you'll keep up for long.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jychun412 » Fri May 31, 2013 2:56 am

TripTrip wrote:
jychun412 wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
jychun412 wrote:I have a question about housing.
I found a nice place that is about 30 minutes away on foot from HLS.
Would you recommend getting some place closer to campus?

So you're going to have to take the T?


I want to walk to campus as much as possible but I guess I'll have to take the bus/train a few times a week.

Dude, that 30min walk is going to get old fast. Exercise is great and all, but carrying a book bag on your back for thirty minutes each way just to get to class is not something you'll keep up for long.


you're right. i've done it in college and just ended up taking the bus most of the time.. :?
then assuming I take the bus/train and spend about 20 minutes each way, would living this far make my school life particularly difficult?
btw, how late do 1L classes usually end?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby wert3813 » Fri May 31, 2013 3:07 am

The most consistent piece of advice I've heard from upperclassmen is just bite the bullet and live as close as possible your first year. But again ask some 2 and 3Ls as none of us have done this before either.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby TripTrip » Fri May 31, 2013 4:54 am

wert3813 wrote:The most consistent piece of advice I've heard from upperclassmen is just bite the bullet and live as close as possible your first year. But again ask some 2 and 3Ls as none of us have done this before either.

We may never have gone to Harvard but I've definitely lived a 30min walk from something and said, "There's no way I'm walking there every day." I don't think we need to pretend that everything about Harvard, including transportation to get to class, is completely unfathomable!

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby broadstreet11 » Fri May 31, 2013 9:43 am

What bank is everyone looking to use? I have Wells Fargo right now, and there aren't any locations in Mass. I'm between Bank of America and Citi. Any advice?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby wert3813 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:33 am

TripTrip wrote:
wert3813 wrote:The most consistent piece of advice I've heard from upperclassmen is just bite the bullet and live as close as possible your first year. But again ask some 2 and 3Ls as none of us have done this before either.

We may never have gone to Harvard but I've definitely lived a 30min walk from something and said, "There's no way I'm walking there every day." I don't think we need to pretend that everything about Harvard, including transportation to get to class, is completely unfathomable!

:D Whatever bro you hadn't been gilded in crimson when you made those previous walks. It's different.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby CupOfTea » Fri May 31, 2013 10:58 am

Just cancelled my reservation in Gropius. I know demand is high for the midget cube ;-) don't walk, run while it lasts

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Mista Bojangles » Fri May 31, 2013 12:32 pm

broadstreet11 wrote:What bank is everyone looking to use? I have Wells Fargo right now, and there aren't any locations in Mass. I'm between Bank of America and Citi. Any advice?


Rising 2L here. B of A is most convenient by far. The HLS area has a ton of B of A ATMs, and there's even a B of A ATM right inside the main law school building (WCC).

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jychun412 » Fri May 31, 2013 1:23 pm

Did any of 5/24 WL admits receive admittance letter package already?
I received a postcard and HLS baggage tag yesterday but not the letter.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri May 31, 2013 1:37 pm

Why don't you just get a bike? Boom, 30 minute walk turns into 10 minute bike ride. Problem solved.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby MAHamlin » Fri May 31, 2013 1:46 pm

jychun412 wrote:Did any of 5/24 WL admits receive admittance letter package already?
I received a postcard and HLS baggage tag yesterday but not the letter.


I'm a 5/24 admit and I just got the admissions packet and tag today in Indianapolis.

ETA: My deposit deadline is 6/21.




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