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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by jephyboy, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. jephyboy

    jephyboy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Can anyone tell me about the housing on campus? Thanks.
     
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  3. Thumper

    Thumper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, I'm scheduled for an interview there this week, so if they mention anything, I'll let you know. In the meantime, why don't you try their website: <a href="http://www.tucom.edu." target="_blank">www.tucom.edu.</a> I'm sure I saw a few bits of info on the housing there, although no mention of prices. Good luck, and I'll keep you posted. ;)
     
  4. Dancer

    Dancer Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi. I'll be going there in the fall. From what I've learned so far most students share townhouses with three to a house that run (I think) about $367-450 per person. You can also get a studio apartment for a bit more. They also have dorms, but if you live in those you have to be on the cafeteria mealplan. These housing options are all on the island. If you want to live off the island, it's up to you.
     
  5. guppies

    guppies Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Could you share how you plan to get to Touro from the Oakland Airport to the hotel. I checked and it seems that Evans Shuttle only go to Holiday Inn which is 5 miles from the Best Western.
    Do you plan to rent a car? use a cab? or is there any other door-to-door shuttle. If anybody else knows please advise, I am very thanksful.
     
  6. Thumper

    Thumper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi, I called Evans Shuttle, and they didn't have any pick-ups that fit my schedule. However, the lady gave me a number to call for another shuttle service, and I reserved a place with them. The number is (707) 421-9469. They are charging me $40 each way, from Oakland Airport to the Best Western Hotel, but that is cool with me. As long as I get there safely and on time, I am a happy camper! ;) :p
    Anyway, if you have any other questions, I'll be glad to help you out. Just let me know soon, cause I'll be going to Vallejo tomorrow night. Take care and good luck with everything.
     
  7. guppies

    guppies Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Ellier,
    Thanks for the information. Good luck on your interview. Please come back after and let us know how thing goes.
     
  8. Have you considered getting a rental car? When my family/friends came to visit me, they would sometimes get a rental car. You can usually get the Economy car from Priceline for $13-$17 per day. If you use different credit cards, you can make multiple bids. The other benefit would be that you could visit Napa, San Francisco, Marin County, or any other parts of the Bay Area after or before your interview.
     
  9. Thumper

    Thumper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey jephyboy, I just got back from my interview at Touro. As stated many, many times, Dr. haight was THE MAN! He talked about housing and explained there were three options for the students.
    1) They have three bedroom, two bath houses (I thing victorian style w/ clean interiors) for you and two roommates to share at a hefty price of $367 each. :rolleyes: BTW, the school cuts the grass, etc.
    2) They are opening some new dorms for Fall 2002, which consist of a bedroom, a "living quarter" and a bath. There is a community kitchen, but not much can be done there. The price range for that is between $1100-$1400.
    3) You could live in nearby areas like Benicia and the like, and pay between $700-$900.
    As for parking, the med students can park anywhere they want, they just need a parking pass. Don't worry, the pass is free and is issued for identification purposes only. Well, I hope this answered your questions. If you need anything else, write me and I'll be happy to help you out. Take care! :D
     
  10. Thumper

    Thumper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi, THis is the answer Dr. haight gave regarding my question about housing.
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> As for housing: the houses are not furnished. When we set up the Class of 2006 website (including listserve) you will be able to talk to others in your Class. It is common, out of this process of you bonding on the internet with others in your Class, that you all let us know who you want to roommate with. Typically, we make that accomodation and then the three of you talk about who is going to bring out what, so you don't wind up with 3 microwaves and no coffee table. That all happens when we start taking deposits. The website will announce when deposits for housing will be accepted. The houses will go first, and then the dorms. The dorms are very nice, though. Just more expensive because you have to purchase at least a modified meal plan in the cafateria. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hope this helps. BTW, why is it that the TUCOM class of 2006 doesn't have too many posts? Is it because they still have a lot more interviews, or because people don't know about this site. Whatever the reason, I hope to hear more from fellow TUCOMers! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     

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