In at University of Houston

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Ty Webb
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:40 pm

That works for me. I'm in Houston about a week before orientation starts. Getting set up in my house, going to a couple Astros games, enjoying the bars before the grind begins. So I'm down for doing it then.

If anyone else here wants to partake in the fun, holler. Golf or happy hour fun, that is.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:48 am

I'd be interested in some happy hour action. I'll also be attending the Astros game.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rulagi » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:06 pm

Just noticed my schedule is up on peoplesoft. Anyone else?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:09 pm

rulagi wrote:Just noticed my schedule is up on peoplesoft. Anyone else?


Me too. I'm in Section C.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rulagi » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:41 pm

Bustang wrote:
rulagi wrote:Just noticed my schedule is up on peoplesoft. Anyone else?


Me too. I'm in Section C.



I'm section C also.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FB567 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:02 pm

Section A

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:13 pm

rulagi wrote:
Bustang wrote:
rulagi wrote:Just noticed my schedule is up on peoplesoft. Anyone else?


Me too. I'm in Section C.



I'm section C also.


Very cool! Shoot me a PM with your info(for FB) so I know at least one familiar face at orientation

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Ty Webb » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:03 am

Section A.

Schedule looks friendly enough, I guess.

Also which parking pass are you guys getting?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby el jefe » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:16 pm

Section A as well. Just received my orientation packet.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby tx1987 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:21 pm

I just received mine as well. I'm in Section B. But I'm confused as to why I received an "Enrollment Preferences Survey" if they've already scheduled our classes. Is this just for future reference for them? It's not like they're going to change our schedule based on these answers, right?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby el jefe » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:40 pm

Ty Webb wrote:Also which parking pass are you guys getting?



Economy plus looks alright. I'm probably getting that one. :? probably.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby el jefe » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:44 pm

tx1987 wrote:I just received mine as well. I'm in Section B. But I'm confused as to why I received an "Enrollment Preferences Survey" if they've already scheduled our classes. Is this just for future reference for them? It's not like they're going to change our schedule based on these answers, right?


I am assuming it's just like you said, only for future reference. Either ways I'm not chancing it by filling it out. 8)

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:56 pm

el jefe wrote:Economy plus looks alright. I'm probably getting that one. :? probably.


Do not do this if you are full time. Parking is the worst thing about UH. If you have day classes, you'll want to park before 10:00 AM (probably before 9:00 AM the first few weeks), or after 4:00 PM. Anything in between those hours and you'll have to walk at least 10 minutes to get to the law center. You need to buy a student commuter permit if you are full time. When you've got a backpack full of law books, 100 degree heat, and 90% humidity, you'll hate your life, and your classmates will not be pleased with your smell.

If you're part time, you may be alright with the economy plus, because you can park in all student lots after 5:00 pm. But you'll get ticketed if you need to park there early one day for some reason, so you'll have to buy a one day pass for a few bucks.

If you want to risk it, you can always upgrade later and pay the difference, or also downgrade later. I'd really really recommend you sink the cost and buy the student commuter plan if you don't live on campus.

http://www.uh.edu/pts/parkstupermits.htm

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby el jefe » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:08 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:
el jefe wrote:Economy plus looks alright. I'm probably getting that one. :? probably.


Do not do this if you are full time. Parking is the worst thing about UH. If you have day classes, you'll want to park before 10:00 AM (probably before 9:00 AM the first few weeks), or after 4:00 PM. Anything in between those hours and you'll have to walk at least 10 minutes to get to the law center. You need to buy a student commuter permit if you are full time. When you've got a backpack full of law books, 100 degree heat, and 90% humidity, you'll hate your life, and your classmates will not be pleased with your smell.

If you're part time, you may be alright with the economy plus, because you can park in all student lots after 5:00 pm. But you'll get ticketed if you need to park there early one day for some reason, so you'll have to buy a one day pass for a few bucks.

If you want to risk it, you can always upgrade later and pay the difference, or also downgrade later. I'd really really recommend you sink the cost and buy the student commuter plan if you don't live on campus.

http://www.uh.edu/pts/parkstupermits.htm


Thanks for the advice, i will most likely get that one then. Yea I'm a full-time student and I already sweat excessively as it is regardless of the heat. The last thing I need is to be a distraction in class because of my odor :lol:

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby tx1987 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:51 am

Josh the Goat wrote:
el jefe wrote:Economy plus looks alright. I'm probably getting that one. :? probably.


Do not do this if you are full time. Parking is the worst thing about UH. If you have day classes, you'll want to park before 10:00 AM (probably before 9:00 AM the first few weeks), or after 4:00 PM. Anything in between those hours and you'll have to walk at least 10 minutes to get to the law center. You need to buy a student commuter permit if you are full time. When you've got a backpack full of law books, 100 degree heat, and 90% humidity, you'll hate your life, and your classmates will not be pleased with your smell.

If you're part time, you may be alright with the economy plus, because you can park in all student lots after 5:00 pm. But you'll get ticketed if you need to park there early one day for some reason, so you'll have to buy a one day pass for a few bucks.

If you want to risk it, you can always upgrade later and pay the difference, or also downgrade later. I'd really really recommend you sink the cost and buy the student commuter plan if you don't live on campus.

http://www.uh.edu/pts/parkstupermits.htm


Do they run out of student commuter permits quickly?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Duragon » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:51 pm

Josh (or anyone else),

What are your thoughts on the garage parking permit? A UH cop told me the student parking spots near the law school tend to fill up quickly, whereas the garage spots are more of a sure thing. Of course the garage spots are more expensive and farther away. About how long does it take to walk from the garage to the law school? Is it ever tough to find a student spot in the surface lots near the law school? Any other advantages or disadvantages to these options you can think of?

Thanks

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:07 pm

They just built a brand new garage across from the graduate dorms. It's still about a 3-5 minute walk though, and last year they were doing a lot of construction in the area. So you had to walk through the heat, and avoid giant construction trucks kicking up all kinds of dirt. So not many people used it last year that I know of. This year may be different, I'm not sure if they're still doing lots of construction there. You could always buy the garage pass and try it out. If I read correctly on the parking website you can upgrade/downgrade the parking passes later.

As far as surface lots, you can get a spot if you park before 10:00 am, or after 3:00 or 4:00 pm. If you try to park anywhere in between those times, every surface lot near the law school will be taken. Especially the first few weeks of classes, parking is absolutely ridiculous.

There's also people that act like vultures in the parking lot and follow every single person that walks out of the law school. I thought it was funny at first, then I found it aggravating. Every time you go out to your car because you left something you'll have 3 people roll down their window and ask you if they can have your spot as you walk to your car.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:15 pm

How are you guys paying for your books? I tallied it up on Amazon (some used, some new) and with 250~ dollars in supp. material, my total came out to be $1106 and change. I find it highly frustrating that we don't get our loan money until the first day of school (that's what it says online).

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rulagi » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:56 pm

Bustang wrote:How are you guys paying for your books? I tallied it up on Amazon (some used, some new) and with 250~ dollars in supp. material, my total came out to be $1106 and change. I find it highly frustrating that we don't get our loan money until the first day of school (that's what it says online).


Not sure if UH does it, but my undergrad had advance payments up to a certain amount that went on your student ID. The amount was just added to your bill. It was a fix, downside being you had to use the school store though.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:18 pm

rulagi wrote:
Bustang wrote:How are you guys paying for your books? I tallied it up on Amazon (some used, some new) and with 250~ dollars in supp. material, my total came out to be $1106 and change. I find it highly frustrating that we don't get our loan money until the first day of school (that's what it says online).


Not sure if UH does it, but my undergrad had advance payments up to a certain amount that went on your student ID. The amount was just added to your bill. It was a fix, downside being you had to use the school store though.


Yeah- U of H allows for a 400 dollar "book loan." I guess it will all depend on used book prices, because it def. won't cover the required texts new.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby el jefe » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:52 pm

Is it a necessity to get our books before class starts? I am aware just as you guys are that our aid isn't released until the 23rd and a $400 loan is clearly not enough. Not to mention the fact that I've been saving up for a new 42 inch plasma and I really don't want to break into that, so what to do now?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:48 pm

If you really need to wait, just buy the basic case book. You can usually hold off on the supplements until you get into the class. But most professors assign something for the first class from the course book.

You don't have to even buy books, but that's your call. I know some people that tried it. Not sure how well they did though. I imagine they took really good notes in class and wikipedia/westlaw searched the rest.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rulagi » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:09 am

On the topic of financial aid and when it's released, does anyone know when the funds come back to us? I've been to one school that funds the bill and the same day releases the rest by EFT to to the student, and another will fund the bill and then waits until the census/official reporting day before releasing it to the student.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:11 am

I'd contact Laura Neal. She's always answered my financial aid questions quickly.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:58 am

Back to golf and happy hour.

How does Thursday (the 19th), like 3:30 work for people who want to play?

That starts Twilight rate at it's only $29 for 18. Not sure the 9-hole rate, but that could be an option, too.

Memorial Park?

People have shown an interest in happy hour after that, which could/should/will be fun.




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