Anyone applying to Yale GEPN for fall of 08' - page 21

I thought I would start another thread about Yale GEPN. Would like to hear from anyone and everyone thats applying to the program for the fall of 2008? Its obvious that all of those that applied for... Read More

  1. by   kevkev1986
    Has anyone been thinking about the housing situation? I'm stuck in a little dilemma here. Part of me wants to live in a dorm and not to worry about stuff (food, apartment hunting, etc.) and the other part of me wants to live in an off-campus housing.

    I know that if I ended up living in a dorm, it has to be the one with a private bathroom (Harkness Hall doesn't have private bathrooms- so it's gotta be the Hall of Graduate Studies).

    Inputs, anyone?
  2. by   birthrevolution
    Personally, after not living in dorms for 13 years, there is no way that I would go back to dorm living. I stayed in the dorm while I was visiting and it was nice, but I love having a kitchen, etc. Plus, I have two cats! I'm pretty sure that the dining halls are open to all students, so you could probably just grab food there if you needed.

    Didn't they talk about how there would be a housing listserv that we would have access to? If I end up at Yale, I will definitely be living off campus, I would just have to decide whether or not to get a roommate. I also haven't had a roommate in 3 years. Oh, transition times...
  3. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from birthrevolution
    Personally, after not living in dorms for 13 years, there is no way that I would go back to dorm living. I stayed in the dorm while I was visiting and it was nice, but I love having a kitchen, etc. Plus, I have two cats! I'm pretty sure that the dining halls are open to all students, so you could probably just grab food there if you needed.

    Didn't they talk about how there would be a housing listserv that we would have access to? If I end up at Yale, I will definitely be living off campus, I would just have to decide whether or not to get a roommate. I also haven't had a roommate in 3 years. Oh, transition times...
    I really don't mind either way. I've never lived in a dorm before so if I ended up in a dorm, it would be a whole new thing for me.

    Like I said, as long as I have a private bathroom, I'll be a happy camper :spin: Anybody interested in being a roommate for off-campus housing? Email me at kevy.wijaya@gmail.com

    Does anybody know about how strict the dorm policies are?
  4. by   fibergirl
    Quote from birthrevolution
    Personally, after not living in dorms for 13 years, there is no way that I would go back to dorm living.

    If I end up at Yale, I will definitely be living off campus, I would just have to decide whether or not to get a roommate. I also haven't had a roommate in 3 years. Oh, transition times...
    I'm in the exact same situation. I have a cat, so I guess the Yale graduate housing isn't an option for me, which stinks... but I'm reluctant to take on a roommate, I've gotten so used to living by myself! Although the 2br apartments I've seen in New Haven are HUGE.

    I think those of us who end up living alone should make sure to buddy up a bit and do some IKEA shopping together!
  5. by   megonia
    Quote from Kensington
    Yeah, I feel really confident that you guys will get off the waitlist. So many people are waiting on UCSF, have acceptances to Columbia, and a million other schools. Hang in there!
    This is a really good point. I've talked to a bunch of people who interviewed at other schools in addition to Yale and hadn't committed to Yale being their first choice, so I bet that once admission letters go out from UCSF you'll see a bunch of spots open up! Just remember that no matter what you're going to be an APN, you've got the ticket at another school (at least) already!
  6. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from fibergirl
    I'm in the exact same situation. I have a cat, so I guess the Yale graduate housing isn't an option for me, which stinks... but I'm reluctant to take on a roommate, I've gotten so used to living by myself! Although the 2br apartments I've seen in New Haven are HUGE.

    I think those of us who end up living alone should make sure to buddy up a bit and do some IKEA shopping together!
    I'm used to living by myself as well, although I've lived with people before and I've gotten along very well actually.

    I'm up for whoever is wanting to rent a 2br apartment together. I can give you personal references too. :spin:
  7. by   megonia
    I've started to think about housing as well. My fiance and I have a 2-year-old, so we're either going to live in family student housing, or find a house off-campus. We've been living in an apartment for a couple years now and are ready to have a bit more room.

    When I transferred from a junior college to a 4-year university I decided to live on-campus in an apartment so that I could meet people and save some money. I had already been living by myself in an apartment for a few years, so it was a really big transition - too big in fact. I ended up moving out early because it was way to noisy and I really disliked sharing a room. I felt like I had no privacy. I found a place off-campus and felt so much better. I was still able to meet people and felt much better having my own space.

    Given that, I think the pros to living on-campus would be: 1) location (being directly on the shuttle line and proximity to dining halls), 2) it might be easier to socialize living on campus, 3) apartments on-campus are very affordable (I guess that depends on where you're coming from!)

    The cons would be: 1) Noise/distraction level is probably high, 2) You can get a nicer apartment off-campus for approximately the same price (although I have never toured the on-campus apartments, so I really don't know that this is true. I'm just assuming.), and 3) You'd have your own kitchen, bathroom, and ability to bring your pet with you if you live off-campus - maybe even a private yard (vs. living in a dorm).

    I'm sure there are other pros and cons, but these are the big ones for me. I think I'm going to go ahead and apply for family student housing, that way I'll have the option. But, I think that an apartment or house off-campus will probably be the way we go.
  8. by   Kensington
    Quote from birthrevolution
    I got my email yesterday and I was accepted to the Midwifery program! I'm still debating a couple of other options, but it feels good to have been accepted!

    Congrats to everyone!
  9. by   Kensington
    Quote from megonia
    I've started to think about housing as well. My fiance and I have a 2-year-old, so we're either going to live in family student housing, or find a house off-campus. We've been living in an apartment for a couple years now and are ready to have a bit more room.

    When I transferred from a junior college to a 4-year university I decided to live on-campus in an apartment so that I could meet people and save some money. I had already been living by myself in an apartment for a few years, so it was a really big transition - too big in fact. I ended up moving out early because it was way to noisy and I really disliked sharing a room. I felt like I had no privacy. I found a place off-campus and felt so much better. I was still able to meet people and felt much better having my own space.

    Given that, I think the pros to living on-campus would be: 1) location (being directly on the shuttle line and proximity to dining halls), 2) it might be easier to socialize living on campus, 3) apartments on-campus are very affordable (I guess that depends on where you're coming from!)

    The cons would be: 1) Noise/distraction level is probably high, 2) You can get a nicer apartment off-campus for approximately the same price (although I have never toured the on-campus apartments, so I really don't know that this is true. I'm just assuming.), and 3) You'd have your own kitchen, bathroom, and ability to bring your pet with you if you live off-campus - maybe even a private yard (vs. living in a dorm).

    I'm sure there are other pros and cons, but these are the big ones for me. I think I'm going to go ahead and apply for family student housing, that way I'll have the option. But, I think that an apartment or house off-campus will probably be the way we go.
    I'm moving there with my boyfriend, so we'll definitely be getting a regular off-campus apartment. I'm hoping to learn more about the areas - I know East Rock is a very popular one, as is Wooster Square. Other thoughts/insights, anyone?
  10. by   kevkev1986
    As of right now I think I'm going to sign up for a housing at the Hall of Graduate Studies, see if I could get one of those tower suites with a private bathroom. Although I won't rule out a possibility of living off-campus.

    Anyone else on here thinking about living in the dorm?
  11. by   WCCvlntr
    I'm in Berkeley!


    Quote from Kensington
    Absolutely - where in the bay area are you? I'm in the city.
  12. by   kevkev1986
    I received the official letter today. I will be attending Yale in September!

    See you all in the fall!
  13. by   megonia
    Quote from kevkev1986
    I received the official letter today. I will be attending Yale in September!

    See you all in the fall!
    That's great, kevkev! I can't wait to get my letter, it'll seem so much more real!

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