In at Harvard!

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MichelledeMontaigne
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby MichelledeMontaigne » Thu May 13, 2010 2:35 am

I dont know whether I should keep my North room or go for Gropius...cheaper, closer, more sociable. Cant decide...

creatinganalt
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby creatinganalt » Thu May 13, 2010 12:01 pm

Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.

APimpNamedSlickback
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu May 13, 2010 12:07 pm

i just got bumped three times in the last 5 min.

smh, the perils of a ttt lottery number

lta
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby lta » Thu May 13, 2010 12:09 pm

creatinganalt wrote:Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.


Live in slummerville. it's fab

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby owhlcn » Thu May 13, 2010 12:14 pm

creatinganalt wrote:Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.


i'm off campus! 1580 mass ave, we can have non-dorm parties

knola002
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby knola002 » Thu May 13, 2010 12:16 pm

Picked a room in Gropius a few minutes ago. Not bumped yet . . .

expat
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby expat » Thu May 13, 2010 12:18 pm

If anyone bumps me, be sure to leave your name visible so I can "thank" you later.

lz06
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby lz06 » Thu May 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Stupid question but is there only one kitchen in hastings?

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bluedolphins
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby bluedolphins » Thu May 13, 2010 2:18 pm

Quote from the site I saw after I selected a room: You will receive notification if your room is selected by someone with a lower lottery number and you will be able to re-enter the lottery to select another room until midnight.

Does that mean we could potentially get bumped after 8pm? Did this happen to anyone?

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GeePee
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby GeePee » Thu May 13, 2010 5:56 pm

creatinganalt wrote:Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.

I am also living off campus (most likely!). I have viewings for a few places set up for next weekend, and should have a place for the fall by then! :)

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby adameus » Thu May 13, 2010 6:07 pm

GeePee wrote:
creatinganalt wrote:Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.

I am also living off campus (most likely!). I have viewings for a few places set up for next weekend, and should have a place for the fall by then! :)


what is your planned move in day? Don't classes start on Sep 1?

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englawyer
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby englawyer » Thu May 13, 2010 6:10 pm

owhlcn wrote:
creatinganalt wrote:Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.


i'm off campus! 1580 mass ave, we can have non-dorm parties


i am off campus in porter square. i think we are the silent majority because we have nothing to worry about with all this lottery stuff :o

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DoubleChecks
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu May 13, 2010 6:56 pm

i will be off campus as well. non-dorm parties ftw lol.

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GeePee
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby GeePee » Thu May 13, 2010 7:00 pm

adameus wrote:
GeePee wrote:
creatinganalt wrote:Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.

I am also living off campus (most likely!). I have viewings for a few places set up for next weekend, and should have a place for the fall by then! :)


what is your planned move in day? Don't classes start on Sep 1?

I'm looking for August 1. The realtor seemed to think that was doable, and I'd like to arrive in Cambridge a few weeks early to get settled.

justbluemyself
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby justbluemyself » Thu May 13, 2010 7:53 pm

I'll probably be off-campus as well; I'm a late admit and I think I missed the boat on HRES. Plus, I'm willing to be a bit further away from campus for the cost benefit.

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sayan
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby sayan » Fri May 14, 2010 1:01 am

Anyone know if Terry Terrace apartments are within the proximity of construction noise from the new HLS building being developed? Looks like a great place to live, but I'd hate to be hearing construction noise all day...

sluggo
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby sluggo » Fri May 14, 2010 2:06 am

Hey,

newly minted 2L, I never really noticed the noise this past year.

Terry Terrace is legit... pretty good deal considering all utilities+ free internet.

btw, to everyone who got in, congrats but do yourself a favor-- borrow extra money and don't live in gropius. North Hall and Hastings are worth the extra money, but getting an off campus place nearby on Mass Ave or 10 min east in Somerville is easily better

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20121109
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby 20121109 » Fri May 14, 2010 6:54 am

Should I just give up on on-campus housing at this point? I would pay the highest rate if need be...I just really want to be on-campus. But I haven't even received my admissions binder yet, let alone a lottery number. Is my hope bordering on naivete this late in the game :( ?

<3

creatinganalt
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby creatinganalt » Fri May 14, 2010 7:08 am

owhlcn wrote:
creatinganalt wrote:Is any one living off campus? I thought that only about one third of people lived in HLS accommodation but now I'm getting worried because everyone seems to be going through the lottery. I've just signed the lease on a place in Somerville.


i'm off campus! 1580 mass ave, we can have non-dorm parties


Nice!!! :mrgreen:

creatinganalt
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby creatinganalt » Fri May 14, 2010 7:10 am

sluggo wrote:Hey,

newly minted 2L, I never really noticed the noise this past year.

Terry Terrace is legit... pretty good deal considering all utilities+ free internet.

btw, to everyone who got in, congrats but do yourself a favor-- borrow extra money and don't live in gropius. North Hall and Hastings are worth the extra money, but getting an off campus place nearby on Mass Ave or 10 min east in Somerville is easily better


:shock:

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gilagarta
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby gilagarta » Fri May 14, 2010 10:49 am

sayan wrote:Anyone know if Terry Terrace apartments are within the proximity of construction noise from the new HLS building being developed? Looks like a great place to live, but I'd hate to be hearing construction noise all day...


I would think they would be...I took a look at them at ASW and they're literally across the street from the new building. But then again you never know...I currently live NEXT DOOR to major subway construction in NYC and I can barely hear any noise from the outside even during peak work hours.

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DoubleChecks
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri May 14, 2010 12:40 pm

random question about financial aid for those who have received it already...a friend was telling me $4500 of subsidized stafford loans were virtually guaranteed per semester to students, is this true???

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby lz06 » Fri May 14, 2010 1:07 pm

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sfdreaming09
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby sfdreaming09 » Fri May 14, 2010 2:33 pm

So I just called HRES and found out that ALL their leases are at least 12 months (i.e. you have to pay for the summer even if you’re not planning on staying)…so what exactly is the point of leasing through HRES (besides the benefit of having a reliable landlord)? Are they less expensive than other places (I’m not familiar with the rental prices around Cambridge)?

I’m just trying to understand what benefits, if any, you get by renting through HRES….and my housing selection window is on Monday so any help would be much appreciated!

c0rpusdelicti
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby c0rpusdelicti » Fri May 14, 2010 3:41 pm

Open question: do you any of you think that I'd be absolutely boning myself by waiting for on-campus housing off of the waitlist? My lottery number was within 20 places of 220 and I called to ask about my chances (apparently, they're "good").

It's just that I'm not leaving the West coast until about a week before orientation starts and I'm not relishing trying to find an apartment/room while I'm across the country.




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