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Traveling to Creighton This Weekend??

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by The Fargoan, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. The Fargoan

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    Anybody else nervous about the big winter storm? :scared: I don't know if it will reach Omaha or not, but it's supposed to be windy and lots of snow when I leave Fargo at noon on Thursday. I assume it will be bad as I drive through South Dakota. It's supposed to continue snowing through Friday with up to a foot of snow in Fargo and Northeastern South Dakota. ARGH!! I knew trying to travel in March would come back to bite me. I'd rather drive in -30 degree weather. So this is pretty much just me venting. But is anyone considering not traveling? I don't want to snub them, but I don't feel like risking my life for a pharmacy school interview. :confused:
     
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    Though my trip to Creighton is less than an hour (I live in Lincoln, Nebraska), I think we'll be fine. Perhaps you could leave a little early on Thursday to give yourself some time, but the timing is key because the weather doesn't look rosy for Thursday.
     
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    I'll be driving in from Minneapolis which is supposed to get a lot of snow Wed-Fri. I decided to leave Thurs morning instead because by that night there will be at least 6 more inches of blowing snow:scared:. Good luck- drive slow- hope to see you there!
     
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    I'm driving from Chicago with my brother and sister-in-law...
    Hopefully we'll all get there safe and sound.
    Good luck, and travel safely!!!!
     
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    Well I'll be calling Creighton this morning to ask to reschedule. :( I-29, the major highway I would use the whole way down to Omaha, is already in rough shape according to the South Dakota Dept. of Transportation website. I don't think it will improve in a day or two as it's supposed to snow 3-5 inches every day through Friday. It sucks, but I don't want to risk anything. Creighton will either understand or they won't, and frankly, I don't want a school that doesn't understand this sort of travel nightmare.

    I'm sorry to miss it though. Good luck to everyone still going!!
     
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    I changed my mind and will not be attending the interview at Creighton as well. The storm predictions keep getting worse and I just found out yesterday that I got in to my other top choice- the University of Minnesota! No need to get myself stuck in the snow on the way there. Good luck to all that go.
     
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    PharmAnimal,

    CONGRATULATIONS on getting into the U of MN!!! :D It looks like a great program and I'm sure you're relieved to not have to worry about it anymore! Maybe I'll get word today or tomorrow. . . Did you get a letter? Should I stalk my mailman?? I shoveled the stupid street for him (lazy guy won't get out of his vehicle so I literally have to shovel the street in the winter if I want my mail delivered).

    I talked to someone in the Creighton Admissions office and she was fine with me missing the interview on Friday. She said I should watch the weather and let her know tomorrow (I don't think my opinion of the weather will improve after shoveling the first 6 inches of snow).
     
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    They sent a packet by mail. I just got it yesterday- but considering I only live 2 miles from the campus I'd imagine it will take a bit longer for everyone else to get theirs- especially for those that sometimes have to shovel to even find their mailbox- thanks snowplow!:rolleyes: Is it your top choice for acceptance? They really sold me on what they had to offer at the interview. Hope to see you there.
     
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    Well I got the thin envelope today. I'll be placed on the ranked waitlist and will find out my ranking in April. I think if I had been outright accepted I would have had a very tough time choosing between MN and NDSU. We'll see what happens. I'll probably still go to the Creighton interview after I reschedule it.
     
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    It looks you made the right call. There's a winter storm dropping multiple inches of snow right now. It's snowing so hard that my classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were canceled today!:D So yeah, getting to Nebraska for tomorrow's interview wouldn't have been fun for you.:)
     
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    Yeah I didn't want to become the national news story about "some crazy girl walking to Omaha trying to get to a silly interview." South Dakota has blizzard warnings today so I definitely don't want to drive through that! However, my college refuses to cancel classes :mad:
     
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    That's too bad as my college has been known to drag its feet when it comes to canceling classes.:eek:

    I knew that it was going to snow today, but I didn't think it would be this bad in Nebraska right now. Though I think my path to Omaha tomorrow will be fine, it's probably better that you reschedule your interview. Knowing Nebraska weather, it'll probably be 60 degrees out in a couple of weeks when you come!:D
     
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