NYC2012 wrote:Thanks for this advice! Do you feel like you are missing out socially by not living in Weyburn? How is parking on campus? (not worried about the price, just worried there will be NO spots similar to my undergrad)
Yeah, honestly the social aspect was disappointing at first when nobody knew each other, but by the time you establish a social circle, which honestly is super easy because the kind of people that go to UCLA law are often hungry for social attention, you won't even care. Most socializing (at least for us heavy drinkers) is done on the weekends so it doesn't make much difference where you live; I don't find myself heading over to someone's apartment to play FIFA on a Wednesday very much anymore since I left undergrad.
Parking is pretty easy on campus. I'm not sure if they rotate garages year to year, but if you sign up for a parking pass (which is really damn expensive. Pro tip, if you know someone who doesn't drive, have them sign up for a carpool permit with you. It's about 2/3 the price) then you'll get put into a garage with the other law students (this year it's garage 3, assuming that won't change.) When we carpool to our 9am class the garage is nearly empty, we can get a spot literally right by the entrance. When we go at 10:20 we've just gotta go up one level. Occasionally they'll hold big events on campus and let guests park in that garage because I think it's usually under capacity, so on those days it can get harder to find a spot, but that's only happened once. There's also pay to park spots all over campus, and a few right by the law school. Obviously those are ridiculously priced (like $20 per day). Big picture: you won't have to worry about driving around trying to find a spot.