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For anyone who is going to U Maryland this fall I thought i'd try to meet some of my future classmates. I'll be moving up to B'more from Florida so I'll be starting all over again as far as meeting people. I'm ready for that new school to be done and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. Drop me a line if you can.
Does anyone from the Baltimore area know of any particular apartments around the school or close to it that I should look into?? Also, anyone looking for a potential roomie?
 

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Whatup Hurlymorg! We actually had a maryland thread about a month ago but only a few of us were there and Maryland was spelled wrong, so this is great. I'm way excited about the school, I just need to stick around here and graduate in the summer (I'm a slacker) otherwise I'd try and get out there early and do the research training program. I'm not sure about the apartments and I'm currently dating my potential roomie :love: so we'll see how things go there. Go Terps!
 
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Whatup Hurlymorg! We actually had a maryland thread about a month ago but only a few of us were there and Maryland was spelled wrong, so this is great. I'm way excited about the school, I just need to stick around here and graduate in the summer (I'm a slacker) otherwise I'd try and get out there early and do the research training program. I'm not sure about the apartments and I'm currently dating my potential roomie :love: so we'll see how things go there. Go Terps!
Are there any other guys comin' out to Maryland from where you are? I had a couple other buddies at UF get accepted but they are opting for other schools. I'm born and raised Florida so I think the weather change is going to be the biggest thing I have to get used to. Also, leavin' SEC and getting into ACC territory is going to be weird. Hope I don't get stoned for wearin' the orange and blue up there :laugh:
Well I was hopin' to start this thread so that a bunch of us can start talkin' way before class starts and we can start dental school having already kinda met eachother but we'll see how that goes.
 

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What's up?

I went to the University of Maryland for undergrad and it looks like I'm going to stick with the UMD system for 4 more years.

I'm really looking forward to relieving our stresses away on Fridays.

Sadly, it looks like I'll be commuting from home so no roommates needed here.

Go, Terps! Watch Terps vs. Duke on Saturday (2/11) on ESPN. If you are new to the system, you should know that Terps and Dukies are like Navy and Army. There is always a riot after a Terps' win over Duke so brace yourselves.
 

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What's up?

I went to the University of Maryland for undergrad and it looks like I'm going to stick with the UMD system for 4 more years.

I'm really looking forward to relieving our stresses away on Fridays.

Sadly, it looks like I'll be commuting from home so no roommates needed here.

Go, Terps! Watch Terps vs. Duke on Saturday (2/11) on ESPN. If you are new to the system, you should know that Terps and Dukies are like Navy and Army. There is always a riot after a Terps' win over Duke so brace yourselves.
Hate to tell you, but that rivalry is all on the Maryland side. It is always a big game, but cannot and will never hold a candle to the Duke-UNC rivalry. I wouldn't bet on that win either and if MD does win, I hope they don't riot. It's real trashy. Why would you want to destroy your own campus? Is that smart?

That said, I may be joining you all in the fall in Baltimore. Decisions to come soon... If so, I look forward to meeting you all.
 

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Didn't Maryland beat Duke the first time they met this year? I just saw on SC that they beat Va tech but I guess they're not ranked anymore? It's harder to follow them as closely from out here.
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Are there any other guys comin' out to Maryland from where you are?
There's usually 20-30 from Utah-Idaho area in each class, but I personally don't know of any others. My buddies are going to UNLV - I was tempted because it's not far from home but I just got the impression that Maryland was the best school out of all that I was accepted to.
 

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Didn't Maryland beat Duke the first time they met this year? I just saw on SC that they beat Va tech but I guess they're not ranked anymore? It's harder to follow them as closely from out here.

There's usually 20-30 from Utah-Idaho area in each class, but I personally don't know of any others. My buddies are going to UNLV - I was tempted because it's not far from home but I just got the impression that Maryland was the best school out of all that I was accepted to.
yeah we beat them. sadly, dukie is right. the rivalry is only on our side.... oh well. we still have fun with it (i'm at UMD undergrad)

so where else did you get accepted USUaggie?
 

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I've been accepted to VCU, Nova, UNLV, Case, and Loma Linda. Nebraska rejected me and I haven't heard anything from UOP. I was impressed with Maryland because of the PhD/DDS option and the new building. I'm interested in research and did a little web search of NIH/NCFDR research grants and Maryland was about 7th in the nation for funding. I'm still not sure exactly what I want to do when I grow up, I think I'd be happy as a general dentist, any sort of a specialist, or faculty of some dental school somewhere! It just seemed that Maryland had the most opportunities.... and the solid basketball program is a plus too! Do dental students ever make it to the games? How long is it to drive from Baltimore to College Park?
 

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Can someone refresh my memory....In regards to year 3 and 4, what are the specifics of the clinics, I know that they do not have "block" groups" but in terms of:
Do you have your own chair through both years?
Do you have classes during these years, or just clinical?

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Yes, you have your own chair during the clinical years.

No class during your senior year.

I don't know about dental students coming down here for the BBall games. I don't think dental students will get free tickets to the B-Ball games as the UMD-College Park students but you can always buy them. It takes about an hour to get to College Park from Baltimore.

By the way, Duke is going down this Saturday. We own you, Dukies!

Piggie Myra! Piggie Myra! Piggie Myra! Piggie Myra!
 
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I didn't think we had our own chairs in the clinics. I know that is a feature that I liked at another school but I thought that we had to sign up for chair time about a week or so in advance? Obviously I wasn't really paying attention during the presentation and I hope that I am wrong because having our own chairs would be sweet. Aside from that I am still lookin' for apartments and for at least one roomie if anyone thinks they'd be interested.
As far as basketball, I'm glad that leaving UF and coming to Maryland won't keep me from having a good basketball team nearby. Also, as talented as Duke is, I don't know if they will win the big game so long as they rely so much on three's. JJ's usually a machine but it's tough to win with him having an off night. It's about the same situation down in Florida when Roberson and/or Walsh can't buy a basket.
Maybe we can put together a bball team and drive over to college park and call next.
 

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Congrats on the acceptances everyone!

I had my interview two weeks ago... I was wondering how long it took you guys to hear from Maryland? Some people have told me they heard with 2-3 days, so I am getting a little anxious now.
 

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Congrats on the acceptances everyone!

I had my interview two weeks ago... I was wondering how long it took you guys to hear from Maryland? Some people have told me they heard with 2-3 days, so I am getting a little anxious now.
2 days and i interviewed on 1/19
 
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And I eat my words...congrats Duke. Can't believe the number 2 team in the country couldn't even get a single shot off in 18 seconds. I think I may have even been able to hurl one up myself haha
 

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Didn't Maryland beat Duke the first time they met this year? I just saw on SC that they beat Va tech but I guess they're not ranked anymore? It's harder to follow them as closely from out here.

There's usually 20-30 from Utah-Idaho area in each class, but I personally don't know of any others. My buddies are going to UNLV - I was tempted because it's not far from home but I just got the impression that Maryland was the best school out of all that I was accepted to.

Hi, I'm currently a student and the number is closer to 10. If we had 30 members of the "mormon mafia" in our class, OY VEY !!!!......
 

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Hi, I'm currently a student and the number is closer to 10. If we had 30 members of the "mormon mafia" in our class, OY VEY !!!!......
Careful, you might wake one day to find a horse's head in your bed. ;)
 

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Careful, you might wake one day to find a horse's head in your bed. ;)

:laugh: oh no, the mormon guys are much too sweet for that. I actually hang out with a couple of them (not the married ones)
 

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Maryland vs. Duke on Saturday 2/12 on ESPN.

Prediction: Maryland will win by 20 points.
 

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It took about 2 weeks to hear from them after my interview. We were told it would take about 2 weeks to a month by Dr. Meehan. At Buffalo, they make their decisions by the end of your interview day and that's why they respond in 2-3 days. I guess for Maryland, it varies depending on when you interview.

Hang in there and come back to bash Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, NC State...all the other ACC teams as a Terp.

It shall be a blowout by Maryland on Saturday.
 

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It took about 2 weeks to hear from them after my interview. We were told it would take about 2 weeks to a month by Dr. Meehan. At Buffalo, they make their decisions by the end of your interview day and that's why they respond in 2-3 days. I guess for Maryland, it varies depending on when you interview.

Hang in there and come back to bash Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, NC State...all the other ACC teams as a Terp.

It shall be a blowout by Maryland on Saturday.
Thanks for the info... People kept telling me they respond in 2-3 days... so I got worried. The waiting game sucks... I now know when my mail man comes everyday, how sad is that?
 

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So am I a little over-the-top with my new-found terrapin pride? I just bought a turtle! His names Pedro and he's going to watch the games with me. It's not a terrapin - I had one of those as a kid and he stunk. This ones a wood turtle and he's really cool. It's been so long since I've had a pet!
 
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So am I a little over-the-top with my new-found terrapin pride? I just bought a turtle! His names Pedro and he's going to watch the games with me. It's not a terrapin - I had one of those as a kid and he stunk. This ones a wood turtle and he's really cool. It's been so long since I've had a pet!
haha, no I don't think you're too over-the-top. I've kind of gotten the terp fever myself as of late. I've always liked their basketball program but the hardest transistion for me is going to be getting all the ACC games on tv instead of my SEC games. Always going to be a gator, but as long as it's a different conference, ill jump on the terp band wagon. USUaggie, the best pets are the ones you don't have to clean up after right?
 

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"if MD does win, I hope they don't riot. It's real trashy. Why would you want to destroy your own campus? Is that smart?"

I think a messy riot is not a dumb-f'ing idea but I don't think you Dukies should be the ones criticizing us, Terps, thinking you are all classy.

In the 1998 July-August edition of Duke University Alumni Magazine, some dangerous behavior is recounted: “In 1991 and 1992, when such celebrations degenerated into unruly and dangerous situations, dozens of injuries resulted from drunken assaults; students trying to run through, or being pushed into, the fire; and bottles being thrown into the crowds.”

The university rightfully tried to squelch the tradition. Years later, it tried to keep the tradition under more controlled circumstances. “But the students remained defiant,” the article stated. “They proceeded to burn benches and build fires in hard-to-access quad spaces, scuffle with campus police who tried to instill order, and chant obscenities directed at President Nannerl O. Keohane.”

On the cheer sheets distributed before our last game at Duke, the sheets instructed students not to cheer about D.J. Strawberry because the students are “classier than that.” I’m confused; does that mean the other times they yell about someone’s personal problems it is classy? Also on the cheer sheet: “To draw distinctions between us and Maryland, we can chant ‘We don’t riot’ or ‘We don’t throw stuff.’” (See the previous paragraphs for the irony of this cheer.)

Then there are the utterly lame suggestions, such as mocking coach Gary William’s Midnight Madness entrance by chanting “Where’s your race car?” Or the one from the Virginia game that lamely suggested whenever Duke made a good play to chant, “You got served, you got served!” That sounds like something I would have yelled at my sister’s youth basketball games when I was 10.

Yeah, you guys are real classy!

Prediction: Duke will die on the floor of Comcast Center.
 

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"if MD does win, I hope they don't riot. It's real trashy. Why would you want to destroy your own campus? Is that smart?"

I think a messy riot is not a dumb-f'ing idea but I don't think you Dukies should be the ones criticizing us, Terps, thinking you are all classy.

In the 1998 July-August edition of Duke University Alumni Magazine, some dangerous behavior is recounted: “In 1991 and 1992, when such celebrations degenerated into unruly and dangerous situations, dozens of injuries resulted from drunken assaults; students trying to run through, or being pushed into, the fire; and bottles being thrown into the crowds.”

The university rightfully tried to squelch the tradition. Years later, it tried to keep the tradition under more controlled circumstances. “But the students remained defiant,” the article stated. “They proceeded to burn benches and build fires in hard-to-access quad spaces, scuffle with campus police who tried to instill order, and chant obscenities directed at President Nannerl O. Keohane.”

On the cheer sheets distributed before our last game at Duke, the sheets instructed students not to cheer about D.J. Strawberry because the students are “classier than that.” I’m confused; does that mean the other times they yell about someone’s personal problems it is classy? Also on the cheer sheet: “To draw distinctions between us and Maryland, we can chant ‘We don’t riot’ or ‘We don’t throw stuff.’” (See the previous paragraphs for the irony of this cheer.)

Then there are the utterly lame suggestions, such as mocking coach Gary William’s Midnight Madness entrance by chanting “Where’s your race car?” Or the one from the Virginia game that lamely suggested whenever Duke made a good play to chant, “You got served, you got served!” That sounds like something I would have yelled at my sister’s youth basketball games when I was 10.

Yeah, you guys are real classy!

Prediction: Duke will die on the floor of Comcast Center.
Whoa, someone is sensitive.

Hey, I have nothing but love for MD. Like I said, I very well may be there next year and I grew up in the state. (Though I will say that the dental school is nowhere near College Park and not really a part of that basketball environment.)

I also never made any claim about Duke students' behaviors, though I don't really understand why you are citing something that happened 13-14 years ago. All I said was rioting on your own campus is pretty foolish.

Duke very well may lose this weekend. I do hope, however, that no one dies.
 
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I like to see fans go nuts after a football game or a basketball game when it's a complete underdog story. If Duke goes to some bottom-feeders arena as a top 5 team and loses then I can see why people would get on the floor after the game because they never win. I know at UF we would get shot if we got close to our football field after a game by the 200 or so cops that protect the sidelines. As far as stupid chants go, we have Matt Walsh, by far the most hated basketball player in the NCAA. We get the "walsh is gay", "cut your hair", "we want your girlfriend" (dating a playmate) and all sorts of other ridiculous stuff. Personally, I would eat that stuff up as a player. The sooner they start booing me, the sooner I drain 5-6 3's and tell them to eat it. I don't think there really is a "classy" fan base at any school. We all want to win and usually don't like the other team that we are playing...just my thoughts
 

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Suck it, Duke!

We own your asses! As of 11:35pm today (2/12), we officially own your asses!
 

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Nice . . . I hate Duke. It looks like Maryland and I were a match made in heaven.
 
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So JJ Redick is a pretty good rapper according to Gilchrist? I'd like to see that personally. I think Duke just needs to go out and get covered in tattoos, seems to give Maryland the edge. Good day of basketball, Gators win and Terps win.
 

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Great for the gators and terps, but I'm hating it right now! I missed the Maryland game because I watched my own USU Aggies lose to Pacific (ranked #24) in a one-point heartbreaker! We were up 7 with 50 seconds left and they made an amazing comeback. I'd have respect for them but the team showed absolutely no class after the win. Boo pacific. And their dental school still hasn't told me anything. Man I hate them right now.
 
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Pacific looks like a gorgeous school but its crazy expensive. My old ortho's kid went there but daddy paid for it all so he just went and had a great time in Sanfran. It's only a three year program but someone told me that you pay tuition based on a 9month school year? I wouldn't think that's right but after four rounds of that you'd almost pay four years of tuition for three years of school. This is just what I heard so I am probably all washed up about it.
Heart breaker loss USUaggie. It's alright we usually go up on Kentucky about 11 points or so every year, but haven't won a game in like almost 8 years. Great game by maryland though, I'm definately starting to catch the Terp fever and I never thought I'd root for the ACC.
 

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Maryland 99 : Duke 92 (OT)

Another reason why people should come to UMaryland.
 

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hey maryland 2009ers. what made you choose maryland? looks like i will most likely be joining you this fall! just wanted to get an idea of what put maryland over the top for you. i have a few days to finalize my offer....and am *slightly* undecided. i'd appreciate your comments...
 

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hey maryland 2009ers. what made you choose maryland? looks like i will most likely be joining you this fall! just wanted to get an idea of what put maryland over the top for you. i have a few days to finalize my offer....and am *slightly* undecided. i'd appreciate your comments...
I really want to go... but I havent heard from them :( It is at the top of my list, becauses close to family, good clinical, has reasearh opportunities, and new school should be good.

Out of curiousity when was you interview, and when did you hear from them?
 
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The biggest pull to go to Maryland for me was definately the new school being built. Being in what I was told to be the largest/most state of the art dental school in the nation made our future clinical courses seem pretty cool. I'm also a born and raised south Floridian and want to get out of the state for at least a little while. Maryland puts you real close to cities such as Boston, New york, Philly, DC...it's essentially the hub of the northeast. The school is also right near the harbor which is nice since I've grown up near water. Other than that, I had a good interview experience, thought all the students I talked to were cool as well as the faculty and staff...good luck with your decision and hope to see you in the fall.

Also, still lookin' for 1 or more potential roomies to get a place downtown within a couple blocks of the school...just holla
 

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I chose them for the mascot- I mean c'mon, it's a terrapin! What could beat that? Ok really I was impressed with the new building, which some people on this site will tell you doesn't really matter but I figure If I'm going to be spending at least 4 friggin' years in the same building, I'd rather have it look nice than old and trashy. Nova and UNLV also had good new buildings though. The other advantages were research opportunities, the area (gotta go see what the east coast is all about), reputation, etc. Also, this may sound dumb but it was my last interview out of 6 and when I explained my options and priorities the student interviewer looked me in the eyes and told me that if she were in my shoes she would choose Maryland - and I had a pretty good feeling that she was being sincere and I would be wise to listen to her.
 
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Have to stick with the east coast for sports too. Who watches west coast football or basketball? I mean, USC but their toughest competition is Cal so come on...The OU bowl game was a fluke and I still think Auburn could have kept with USC and won a national title for the SEC Conference.
Plus you have to watch Urban Meyer bring the gators to the big dance in a couple years!
 

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Ways to nuke Duke:

“Coach K, Don’t Lie Down on the Job” referred to Krzyzweski’s fainting during a recent game.
(Not really sure if this was appropriate but what the hell!)

“Shavlick My Balls,” complete with two arrows pointing down, played on the name of Duke forward Shavlik Randolph.

“J.J., Here’s a Poem: Terps Are Red/ Devils Are Blue/ Jeanie Was Good/ Abby Will Be Too.” referring to Redick's poetry skill displayed on ESPN's GameDay before the game.

“No means no,” a reference to Duke forward Shelden Williams’ rape accusation in 2002.

Remember the Simpsons episode where Ken Griffey drank a bottle of some kind of tonic juice and got his head blown to the size of a pumpkin? Have that picture with Sheldon Williams next to it.
 

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Ways to nuke Duke:

“Coach K, Don’t Lie Down on the Job” referred to Krzyzweski’s fainting during a recent game.
(Not really sure if this was appropriate but what the hell!)

“Shavlick My Balls,” complete with two arrows pointing down, played on the name of Duke forward Shavlik Randolph.

“J.J., Here’s a Poem: Terps Are Red/ Devils Are Blue/ Jeanie Was Good/ Abby Will Be Too.” referring to Redick's poetry skill displayed on ESPN's GameDay before the game.

“No means no,” a reference to Duke forward Shelden Williams’ rape accusation in 2002.

Remember the Simpsons episode where Ken Griffey drank a bottle of some kind of tonic juice and got his head blown to the size of a pumpkin? Have that picture with Sheldon Williams next to it.
Just sent in my check...and I am psyched!!! I look forward to meeting all of you and best of luck to those still waiting to hear back!
 

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Just sent in my check...and I am psyched!!! I look forward to meeting all of you and best of luck to those still waiting to hear back!
Out of curiosity, how long did they give you to put down the deposit?
 

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Hey, it's been a while since any Maryland posts. I was just curious if anyone knows the timetable off the top of their head - when do we apply for financial aid, when is tuition due, when do classes start, when are you moving there? I guess that's all the big when questions - I know last year there was an orientation around the 20th of August so most likely I'll be skipping out on my graduation here to start school there (I'm taking classes through the summer).
 

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Hey, it's been a while since any Maryland posts. I was just curious if anyone knows the timetable off the top of their head - when do we apply for financial aid, when is tuition due, when do classes start, when are you moving there? I guess that's all the big when questions - I know last year there was an orientation around the 20th of August so most likely I'll be skipping out on my graduation here to start school there (I'm taking classes through the summer).
In terms of applying for aid, you should do that ASAP...As you receive your info from your accountant (W2's etc...) you can update your file with fasfa. Tuition will be due, I believe, on the first day of classes. If you are going with loans, this will be settled through them. I.E. They cut a check to the school directly, and then you receive any portion left over through Maryland.
Classes begin at the end of August, possibly the 3rd week. And in terms of moving there, I am heading down in April to get a place and moving in for May 1st.
 

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are people living near campus? A lot of people have told me that the area at night is very dangerous, lots of drug dealers and stuff. They recommend living in the suburbs and commuting. I want to live nearby, I feel it will make life easier...

What do you guys think?
 
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dentist_to_be? said:
are people living near campus? A lot of people have told me that the area at night is very dangerous, lots of drug dealers and stuff. They recommend living in the suburbs and commuting. I want to live nearby, I feel it will make life easier...

What do you guys think?
I am doing some research on nearby apartment complexes in downtown baltimore. I will be moving up from Florida sometime early to mid summer I'm sure depending on the lease that I will be signing and their move in restrictions. Anyone who is looking for roomates let me know because I figured that I would like to at least live with one other person, preferrably one of my classmates since I won't know anyone else in the area.

I have heard from several people that the area around the dental school can be dangerous but I have also heard that it's beautiful if you can get a place within a short distance of the Harbor. I am going to take my chances and look for a place nearby the school to cut out public transpo costs as well as some gas money. Let me know if anyone finds some good deals and/or if anyone is lookin' for a roomie!
 

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Hi everyone :)

It would be really cool if we had a get together of first year med students with first year dental students at maryland. Some of us in pre-allo wanted to have a get together in April or May.. just so we can all get to know our classmates. And it might be nice to meet people in other schools. Would any of you guys be interested?

Oh, and for the poster that asked about commuting, one of my friends said a few of his classamates commuted the first year. And then they all got really sick of it and moved closer to campus for second year. So maybe you should seriously look into apts by umd.
 

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Man, you Med's must be tight. I don't think there is a discussion of Dent's doing something like that. I guess we can have one big UMAB DDS/MD/PharmD party.

We'll bring an industrial-sized Listerine from Sam's. Make sure you guys bring some of that ethanol in bulk.

BTW, thanks for the heads up on commuting. I guess I should look into it more closely.

Can't believe the Terps lost to the Hokies. I feel like going down to Va Tech, stuffing their mascot into a toilet and flushing the hell out of that toilet. Too bad Gary won't have his 12th consecutive NCAA tourney appearance.
 

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Maryland should do alot more to help students find housing. During my interview there noone gave any decent information about housing.
But i'll try. I lived all over Baltimore city as an undergrad. Where to begin?

Outside the City: For some strange reason many Dental/Med students live in Owens Mills wich is a suburb north of the city. It is at the end of the Metro rail. The metro ride is around 30 minutes(according to a student). Many do it. Most are out-of-staters from Utah(Utah peeps,nicest people I ever met). They say there is a bunch of students, enough to fill an entire car. Owens mill is outside the beltway that surrounds the city, and I always considered it far away. But, you have access to all the comforts of suburbia: Malls, PARKING, stores, relatively safe..

ANother SUburban area to look into is Catonsville. University of MD has an undergrad campus there. Plenty of apartments, and you can use the campus facilities. It is close to interstate 95 and dowtown B-more is a quick commute(if no cars and you catch all lights it would be 5-10 minutes)

In the city: Having lived in Baltimore for many years I consider the area around the school fairly safe although you still need to be smart. The Med school/law school/pharm/dental/nursing/other grad schools are all in the same area so there are plenty of people around. There are a few dark alleys, but what are you doing there anyway!?

Where to live: Rents vary. Around the Harbor and school rents will be more expensive. Its hard to explain some neighborhoods. If you find a place in say Canton(east of the harbor,30 minute walk) you are in the middle of the Young professional crowd, lots of restauraunts and night life, but as you reach the outer limits of Canton things aren't so shiney. Alot of realtors will try and squeeze their properties under "Canton" locations but are not. WIth that disclaimer places to check out are Canton, Federal Hill(south of harbor,much like Canton) Fells point(night life central,dirty,noisey) Charles Village, Bolton Hill, Mt Vernon. North of campus near college of art and Johns Hopkins Undergrad there are cheaper places to live, lots of college students, quick bus ride, maybe too far to walk, parking is pain in the A$$, but nice neighborhoods(trees, parks, Museums,house parties) not as safe as suburbs. car will likely be broken into once. :) These places are not frightening to live, but you still need to be smart. Lots of young folks in Charles Village due to cheaper rent.

There are other places to live, but you would need some experienced guidence. Your best bet would be to live in University apartments or Owens Mills the first year then once you know more find an apartment that suits you. Try and contact some current students.

I hope I did not confuse you more. If i was going to U of MD i would likely live in Canton, Fells point, or Federal Hill. IF I was was living in Bmore for no reason I would live in Charles Village or Bolton Hill.

Start by looking at http://www.citypaper.com/
 

dentist_to_be?

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airvent said:
There are other places to live, but you would need some experienced guidence. Your best bet would be to live in University apartments or Owens Mills the first year then once you know more find an apartment that suits you. Try and contact some current students.

I hope I did not confuse you more. If i was going to U of MD i would likely live in Canton, Fells point, or Federal Hill. IF I was was living in Bmore for no reason I would live in Charles Village or Bolton Hill.

Start by looking at http://www.citypaper.com/
When should we start looking?

I live nowhere near Baltimore, so I can only travel there once to look for a place. Would it be too early/late to look in May?

.. I want a place for August 1st... (D-school starts august 23rd so I thought that would be the best date to look for)

Also, does anyone know how they pair you up for roomates, you do you call?