Is anyone bringing family/spouse to welcome back days?

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  1. Chnobli

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    Hi everyone,
    I am wondering if I should bring my husband to the welcome back day at UCSD... Is anyone else bringing family members?

    Chnobli
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  3. KyGrlDr2B

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    At one of my interviews, a guy brought his DAD. Yes, his dad. So, I'm going to say that bringing a spouse to a welcome back day is fine.
     
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    At one of my interviews someone brought his mom. She just went on the tour with us and asked questions and stuff. I would say do what will make you happy....
     
  5. Chnobli

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    That's funny.

    Man, I should have remembered to bring my 2 cats to my interviews!!! I guess we should start a new post: "who did you bring with you to the interview...?" !!! I am sure there will be some funny replies on that one.

    Chnobli
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    LOL, the poster is not bringing a parent. You should definitely bring your husband! Especially if he will be moving with you or helping you decide where to matriculate. I think bringing a parent is a little funny, but a spouse is totally cool. Bring him. :)

    and chinobli, I always thought you were male. I didn't request a male/female option in the profile for nothing! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  7. Chnobli

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    Dr. Foxy,

    I am 100% female!!

    I logged in under my cat's name (Interestingly, Chnobli is a male cat) just for the fun of it. My two cats have "alliases" on SDN (Argon and Uranium) as not to confuse the situation!

    Chnobli
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  8. mma

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    Chnobli,

    It is SO important to bring your husband with you on your revisits! Revisit weekends tend to leave the acceptees kind of starry-eyed and in love with every school (schools are very good salespeople). Your husband most likely knows you better than anyone else in the world (except maybe your kitties) and will be able to be a little more objective when helping you choose a school.

    Also, you both need to feel comfortable in the surroundings. Is the school supportive of married students? Is there anything for him to do in the area for four years? Would you both be happy living in X city or would you prefer Y city? The best way for both of you to get a feel for the school is for both of you to revisit!Plus, he can look for housing while you sit in on classes and such. Husbands can be quite useful during the revisits in this way...

    Good luck and have fun!

    mma
     
  9. THE instiGATOR

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    I had my father drive with me (2 cars) to my USA interview. He's made the drive to Mobile many times. Since I was pressed for time and couldn't afford to get lost, he led the way. Pretty lame, I guess. Hey, maybe he was my source of good luck! :) I certainly didn't have him tag along during the interview. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> The thought of him looming in the background sends chills down my spine!

    Don't most people bring family to white coat ceremonies and such?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Swamp Syphilis, anyone?:
    <strong>I had my father drive with me (2 cars) to my USA interview. He's made the drive to Mobile many times. Since I was pressed for time and couldn't afford to get lost, he led the way. Pretty lame, I guess.

    Don't most people bring family to white coat ceremonies and such?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">First off, why didn't you guys just ride in the same car? I mean, being in the same car doesn't mean he couldn't have went to Waffle House to hang out while you were interviewing. :confused:

    For the second thing, I think I may have my mother and maybe the in-laws at my white coat deal, but my wife'll definitely be there. :)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jamier2:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Swamp Syphilis, anyone?:
    <strong>I had my father drive with me (2 cars) to my USA interview. He's made the drive to Mobile many times. Since I was pressed for time and couldn't afford to get lost, he led the way. Pretty lame, I guess.

    Don't most people bring family to white coat ceremonies and such?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">First off, why didn't you guys just ride in the same car? I mean, being in the same car doesn't mean he couldn't have went to Waffle House to hang out while you were interviewing. :confused:

    For the second thing, I think I may have my mother and maybe the in-laws at my white coat deal, but my wife'll definitely be there. :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You need a car to interview at USA. Interviews are spread out all over the place, and you have to drive. Had we taken one car, he would have had to roast in the sun while I was in the main building and interview buildings.

    Driving to interview sites you are unfamiliar with is nerve wracking, let me tell you!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Swamp Syphilis, anyone?:
    <strong>You need a car to interview at USA. Interviews are spread out all over the place, and you have to drive. Had we taken one car, he would have had to roast in the sun while I was in the main building and interview buildings.

    Driving to interview sites you are unfamiliar with is nerve wracking, let me tell you!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wow, I can only imagine. Now it makes perfect sense. :)
     
  13. Two students brought their spouses at one welcome weekend. It seemed normal.

    Though on one interview I went to, a girl had her parents tagging a long to all of the things during the day that they have for applicants.
     

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