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UOP class of 2009!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Pzak, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Pzak

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    Just wanted to see who my classmates are for the next 3 years...
     
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    Hey, what's up! I'll be there.
     
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    I'll be there too....now if I could just get myself to study for finals and get at least B :D

    Have anyone started looking into housing yet??
     
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    hey future classmates!!!! :D

    hmm about housing, do you mean on-campus housing?
    i think they'll do it randomly.
     
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  5. Pzak

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    Im trying to find a place no more then two blocks from UOP
     
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    I"m trying to look into an apartment around there too. Very very expensive!! I hope we all get pick for on campus housing (that might be even more expensive)
     
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    Hey! What are the kinda prices you are getting around Pacific Heights? 1 bed or 2?
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Congratulations on your acceptance! You guys have made a great decision. UOP is hard as heck, but it's a GREAT school.

    As for housing, I live about 3 blocks away and pay $1100 for a studio. It's expensive but comfortable and really convenient. (It takes me less than 5 minutes to walk to school.) That's about average for a studio around school. A one-bedroom will run you about $1300-$1600/mo. And if you want a private parking space in a garage, it's another $200 per month! There's plenty of cute studios on washington and webster.

    The student housing near Japantown is in kind of a shady area (I saw a real life pimp walking by there the other day) and it's kind of far (about 8-10 blocks maybe). I have a few female friends who won't walk alone around there at night... or at least avoid it as much as possible. But the good thing about student housing is that there's a gym, study rooms, and a lab, so you can trim your casts and use a slowspeed handpiece whenever you feel like it!

    I haven't been to student housing at presidio, so I can't tell you anything about that, but I think it's pretty far.

    Good luck with finding a place to live and, again, Congratulations!!!
     
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  9. patientlywaitin

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    Woo! Hey Pacific class of 2009! ;)

    Bouncy_Ball... couple questions for you!
    Can any student go into the student housing building even if they don't live there?
    How is the private garage like? is it pretty crowded or like a parking structure?

    Thanks :D
     
  10. Jess_SB

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    I'll go ahead and answer and throw in my 2 cents as well

    Any student can go to student housing if you know someone there (which you will). The security guards are off and on about whether a resident calls you in first, but I have never had a problem.

    I don't know much about the parking garage but I do know that it's under the building and you have assigned spots. AND not everyone gets a spot, BUT the parking in the surrounding area is not too bad and you don't really need a car in SF anyways.

    Personally I live in a beautiful 1 bedroom that's 2 blocks from school. I absolutely love the neighborhood (1/2 block to a huge park, and 1/2 to Starbucks,Peets, and Coffe Bean!) but I'm paying a lot for it. If you don't have a sig other to live with I would recommend trying to get into housing, and if you don't get in to housing try to be as close to the school as possible.

    You can start looking at craigslist if you're set on not living in student housing, and if you're picky (like me) allow your self a lot of time to find a place. I wanted hardwood floors, period detailing and a remodeled kitchen and I got it, but I stayed at my parents house in Marin for the first month of school!

    Anyways, keep the questions coming, I just finished winter quarter!
     
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  11. patientlywaitin

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    Thanks for the tips!
    If you live in student housing, do you have to have a roommate?
    All i really want is a garage and somewhere close! :)
     
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    If I remember correctly the student housing has 1,2 and 3 bedroom apts. You pretty much won't get a 1 bedroom unless you live with your spouse. The config. is a shared living room and kitchen and then you own lockable bedroom and bathroom. The places are quite spacious compared to the surrounding apts and are a pretty good deal - but again you're not garenteed a parking spot unless your name's Dugoni (j/k - sorry Brian, I had to say it).
    Speaking of Dugoni - we were just sent as email notifiying us of who the new Dean will be starting this July. He is Dr. Ferrillo, the current Dean of UNLV. I'm excited - when he came to meet with our class during the interview process he seemed to understand Pacific and I'm sure he will transition very well into the big footsteps left by Dean Dugoni. So that's good news for all of us.
     
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    cool!

    Thanks Jess! :)
     
  14. JavadiCavity

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    Jess has a real nice spot near the school. I'm envious everytime I ride by on my motorcycle at 6am. I wish I could walk 1 block to school.

    There are lots of places to live. Seems like everyone is able to find a spot where they want.
     
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    I'm going to Spain from March to mid-May. Should I expect important paperwork, loans, deposits, student housing, etc. during that time? Also, if I decide on living in a studio or apartment, do you think I have enough time from mid-May to look for one or should I start now?

    Thanks!
     
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    what's up dude!
    Didn't you get the schedule in the mail? I think you get this after you send in your deposit. I got it a couple days ago, it tells you when you need to turn stuff in and when to expect things in the mail. Can't remember off hand what's going on between march and may (since i'm at work). But just look out for something in the mail! I think May should be fine for housing.. i've been looking for the last month and most of the listings want people to move in immediately or within a month. Hope that helps and have a fun vacation!
     

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