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    Hey there! I am from out of state and know very little about the area. Any recommendations from my fellow Tar Heels about places to live or fun things to do while visiting the area would be appreciated. I look forward to meeting some of you next month!
     

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      Originally posted by FoxDL
      Hey there! I am from out of state and know very little about the area. Any recommendations from my fellow Tar Heels about places to live or fun things to do while visiting the area would be appreciated. I look forward to meeting some of you next month!
      Avoid Durham, unless you want to see the home of the far superior basketball team ;)
       
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        Originally posted by amfrank
        Has anyone gave any thought on where they are going to live? I am trying to figure out the best apartments to live in.

        I lived in Durham and in Chapel Hill when I attended UNC for grad school. I've also had friends that have lived in most of the apartments in the area. If you are interested in something, let me know and I can tell you what I know about them. The best thing is that the buses are free so you can hop on and off, so the apartments near the buslines are good ones. The only bad thing is that if you live too far away, you have to worry about when the last bus runs until and have to make your plans according to that.

        I hope this helps!

        P.S. UNC is one of my top choices, so I might be looking for roommate(s) soon.
         

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          Originally posted by heifer
          did everybody get the board of governors' scholarship app? if not everyone, did anyone else on here? i'm assuming they gave it to at least 12 people.

          I got one as well. I talked to Randee about it and she said that they will select the 12 people who most need it (financially). Does that mean they send it out to more then 12 and then select from the pool that returns the apps?
           

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            For those of you who are out-of-state, did they talk to you about getting North Carolina residency? I'm curious how difficult they make it on you. I'll be at Duke next year, but will most likely get my MPH at UNC during third year and need residency to avoid paying the tuition difference.
             

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              I will be there on the 17th as well. I can't seem to find my email however saying when and where to be? Can anyone post this so I can avoid an embarrasing call to the admissions office? Thanks!!!

              Hey at least u didn't have to email Randee Reid a full week after the big bold due date in the email, telling her u forgot to RSVP :)

              I'll post the email in a bit.
               
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                Congratulations on your acceptance to The University of North Carolina School of Medicine. We know that many accepted applicants visited the school months ago and would like to revisit our campus; also other more recently accepted applicants may still have questions. Therefore, we have planned an Applicant Appreciation Day for Saturday, April 17, 2004. We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us and a group of other accepted students on this date. This will allow you an opportunity for a closer look at UNC by meeting faculty, students, and staff. A schedule of the events and a response form are attached.

                Parking will be available in the Visitor's Parking Deck (Dogwood) on Manning Drive. http://www.med.unc.edu/wrkunits/2depts/physiolo/HealthSouth2.gif

                To access the Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB), you will need to exit the rear of the parking deck onto Mason Farm Road (The front of the parking deck is across from the hospitals.) Walk up the street (stay on the same side of the street as the parking deck) to MBRB, it will be on your right, We will have balloons guiding your way.

                http://www.med.unc.edu/wrkunits/2depts/physiolo/HealthSouth.gif

                Registration will begin in the lobby at 8:30 and at that time you will be provided with a name tag, a parking coupon and a Continental breakfast. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 17!

                Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, March 31. Thank you.
                 

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                  April 13, 2004

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                  Dear Sir/Madam:

                  Congratulations on your acceptance to The University of North Carolina School of Medicine. We know that many accepted applicants visited the school months ago and would like to revisit our campus; also other more recently accepted applicants may still have questions. Therefore, we have planned an Applicant Appreciation Day for Saturday, April 17, 2004. We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us and a group of other accepted students on this date. This will allow you an opportunity for a closer look at UNC by meeting faculty, students, and staff. A schedule of the events and a response form are enclosed.

                  On Saturday, April 17th, starting at 8:30 a.m., we will assemble in the lobby of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB) for registration and a continental breakfast; our program will begin promptly at 9:00 in Room 2204. Several panels have been planned that will present key elements of our medical school program. The panels will include faculty and students to talk about each year of medical school, service organizations, student activities, research and international opportunities.

                  The structured day should end at 3:00 p.m.

                  Please complete the attached Response Form and return it to our office by Wednesday, March 31st. You may telephone anytime at (919) 966-9931 or via email at ([email protected]) or by fax to (919) 966-9930, to confirm or decline your attendance.

                  We encourage you to take advantage of this special opportunity to see, first-hand, what the School of Medicine can offer you.

                  Sincerely,


                  Applicant Appreciation Day

                  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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                  Saturday, April 17, 2004


                  8:30-9:00 REGISTRATION
                  Lobby of Medical Biomolecular Research Building

                  9:00-9:30 INTRODUCTIONS/STUDENT VIDEO
                  2204 Medical Biomolecular Research Building

                  Axalla Hoole, MD - Presiding
                  Associate Dean for Admissions

                  Cheryl McCartney, MD
                  Executive Associate Dean for
                  Medical Education

                  Georgette Dent, MD
                  Associate Dean for Student Affairs

                  Larry Keith, MS
                  Assistant Dean for Admissions
                  Director of Recruitment/Special Programs

                  9:30-10:20 The First Three Years
                  Faculty and Students

                  Year 1
                  Year 2
                  Year 3

                  10:20-10:35 BREAK

                  10:35-11:20 THE FOURTH YEAR

                  COMMUNITY & INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

                  11:30-1:30 LUNCH ? HILL BALLROOM
                  The Carolina Inn

                  Research Opportunities


                  2:15-3:00 Tours

                  3:00 End of Day
                   
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                    Hi,

                    I couldn't make it last Saturday and I was wondering if you could summarize anything important/good that I missed.

                    Thanks!
                    Not a lot of "new information," but interesting to hear different perspectives from current students. There were segments devoted to each of the four years, with students from each class on stage to talk about their lives and answer questions. Community service opportunities throughout the four years were also discussed/stressed. Actually, lunch at the Carolina Inn was probably the only important/good thing you missed, unless you count the free UNC Med t-shirt. ;)
                     

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                      ngtah00 said:
                      Thanks Swiper for the update. I want a free t-shirt!

                      Does anyone know when we will hear financial aid decisions?

                      Although I just withdrew from UNC, I thought I could still contribute to this discussion... I called their fin aid office a few weeks ago and was told that packages would not be sent out till June 1. :mad:
                       

                      Swiper

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                        SarahGM said:
                        Although I just withdrew from UNC, I thought I could still contribute to this discussion... I called their fin aid office a few weeks ago and was told that packages would not be sent out till June 1. :mad:
                        Good luck with your move and at P&S!
                         

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                          Thread revival time...

                          Any incoming Tarheels know where they're living yet? My family will be moving into a place in Southern Village at the end of July.

                          Also, here is the orientation info from last year, most of it is still applicable. There's also a good "ask a second year" forum under the Life At School link: 2003 Orientation Info
                           

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                            Swiper said:
                            Thread revival time...

                            Any incoming Tarheels know where they're living yet? My family will be moving into a place in Southern Village at the end of July.

                            Also, here is the orientation info from last year, most of it is still applicable. There's also a good "ask a second year" forum under the Life At School link: 2003 Orientation Info


                            Swiper,

                            Thanks for the orientation information, pretty useful stuff.

                            Southern village is a good place to live. I love the movie theater and the whole foods that's right there. Will you ride the bus to school every morning? Drive?
                             

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                              You kind of have to ride the bus - they won't give out parking passes to anyone who lives within 2 miles (I think that's the distance). Everyone in my class either walks, takes the bus, or rides a bike in. The bus is free and runs pretty regularly, so getting to school has never been a problem at all.
                               

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                                Oh yeah, I'm definitely taking the bus. We've already scoped out the bus stop location as well as the schedule. We live in Durham now, we're selling our house and moving closer to be on the bus line as well as get into the CH school district. We've already gone down to one car in anticipation of my bus riding.

                                So... anyone want to buy a house in Durham? 15 minutes to UNC, 10 minutes to Duke... :D
                                 

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                                  Did anyone else sign up for parking in the S11 lot? I did the lottery and I actually got the permit. I feel so special, like I won something!!! haha.

                                  But I don't think I am going to take it, because I found a place close to campus to live.

                                  Now, if only I could be so lucky with financial aid...Congratulations! You've won a free ride! :laugh:
                                   
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