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#21 embecker

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:55 PM

I'm going for an M.A. in East Asian Studies. I think I'll definitely be living in grad student housing as I'll be driving from Massachusetts - EEK! Anyone else making the 3,000 mile life voyage?
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#22 <3Brains

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:00 AM

I'm going for an M.A. in East Asian Studies. I think I'll definitely be living in grad student housing as I'll be driving from Massachusetts - EEK! Anyone else making the 3,000 mile life voyage?


Yes! Driving from Georgia. Hope my car makes it...
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#23 iamthelaw

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:12 AM

About 95% sure Stanford is my final choice. Will be going for a Biophysics PhD.

From SoCal so the move will be a welcome change (even though I will miss my constant sunshine). I am considering living in on campus housing my first year and later on moving to SF. My boyfriend would likely be moving to SF (the sunset district) around the same time I would get to Palo Alto this summer, which makes it extra convenient!


Anybody hear about a service where you can meet your potential roommate for on campus housing? I'm a pretty private person, and wanna get to know someone before I'll be moving in with them. I've heard some horror stories..

I'd have to say the EV 2bedroom townhouses would probably be my first choice. Wish I could afford Munger, but it seems to be more to be law school types anyways. What seems to be the most social? I don't wanna spend more than about $1k a month. I considered the EV studios, but they seem so much smaller for the price compared to the townhouses.


Any idea if the 2 bedroom townhouse's in EV can fit a queen bed?
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#24 <3Brains

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

I'd have to say the EV 2bedroom townhouses would probably be my first choice. Wish I could afford Munger, but it seems to be more to be law school types anyways. What seems to be the most social? I don't wanna spend more than about $1k a month. I considered the EV studios, but they seem so much smaller for the price compared to the townhouses.


Any idea if the 2 bedroom townhouse's in EV can fit a queen bed?



One thing I've heard (and seen, from the outside at least) is that the EV studios are much nicer building-wise than the low-rises. They were built more recently and are, well, nicer and newer.

Also, as far as the bed, the only unfurnished places are couples and family housing. If you want to put your own furniture in a furnished place, I think you have to find and pay for storage for the Stanford-owned furniture! Logical, but not what it was like in my undergrad dorms. Anyway you can look at floorplans and stuff for EV here, but they don't have room dimensions or anything: http://www.stanford....grad/ev_low.htm

Edited by <3Brains, 02 April 2010 - 08:19 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:06 PM

What seems to be the most social?


Munger, though I know it's less affordable, and Rains. Off the top of my head, I think Rains is less expensive than Munger (closer to EV rates).
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#26 iamthelaw

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:46 AM

One thing I've heard (and seen, from the outside at least) is that the EV studios are much nicer building-wise than the low-rises. They were built more recently and are, well, nicer and newer.

Also, as far as the bed, the only unfurnished places are couples and family housing. If you want to put your own furniture in a furnished place, I think you have to find and pay for storage for the Stanford-owned furniture! Logical, but not what it was like in my undergrad dorms. Anyway you can look at floorplans and stuff for EV here, but they don't have room dimensions or anything: http://www.stanford....grad/ev_low.htm




Yeah, the low-rises definitely look dated but I like the idea of having a patio and they seemed pretty spacious (plus I liked the storage place under the stairs), although justifying $907 for it is a bit hard. Anyone know which has the nicest rooms overall of the 2 bedroom apartments, Lyman or Rains? Which one is newer?
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:12 AM

I'm going for an M.A. in East Asian Studies. I think I'll definitely be living in grad student housing as I'll be driving from Massachusetts - EEK! Anyone else making the 3,000 mile life voyage?


I'm going for EE PhD, also driving from Massachusetts. Leaning towards on-campus, at least for the first year, because my car isn't that big and it will really limit how much stuff I can bring. I'd love to come back to the east coast when I finish but I think it will do me good to live somewhere totally different for a while.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:25 PM

Anyone know how comfortable the furniture is in graduate housing? Is Munger mostly composed of law school students, or are there just more than might be in another location?
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#29 iamthelaw

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:55 AM

I'm going for EE PhD, also driving from Massachusetts. Leaning towards on-campus, at least for the first year, because my car isn't that big and it will really limit how much stuff I can bring. I'd love to come back to the east coast when I finish but I think it will do me good to live somewhere totally different for a while.





Is your username based on the band?
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#30 iamthelaw

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:01 AM

Anyone know how comfortable the furniture is in graduate housing? Is Munger mostly composed of law school students, or are there just more than might be in another location?




Woops, too late to use multiquote.

I visited both an EV studio and an EV townhouse. The couch in the townhouse was pretty comfy, but apparently the one in the studio sucked. I think its just based on luck. Wondering about the mattress myself. I'm gonna be having surgery this summer, so I might need to upgrade it to be able to get any sleep..
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:47 AM

Is your username based on the band?


haha yes - good call!
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:57 AM

Woops, too late to use multiquote.

I visited both an EV studio and an EV townhouse. The couch in the townhouse was pretty comfy, but apparently the one in the studio sucked. I think its just based on luck. Wondering about the mattress myself. I'm gonna be having surgery this summer, so I might need to upgrade it to be able to get any sleep..


Yeah, I had a similar experience undergrad where the desk + chair provided were backkillers. It would have been difficult to replace it since I would need to keep the old stuff somewhere (pay for public storage maybe?).
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#33 richinsane

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

Anyone knows if the SUNet ID requires sponsorship for graduate level (I am an international applicant)?
or it just activates automatically after 24 hrs?
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#34 embecker

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:43 PM

Anyone knows if the SUNet ID requires sponsorship for graduate level (I am an international applicant)?
or it just activates automatically after 24 hrs?


I didn't need prior sponsorship - I was simply able to login after a day or so.
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#35 manyahmis

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:46 AM

I will ask about housing. Is Rains 2 bedroom more comfortable than EV 2 bedroom efficiency ? the same quesiton for Lyman 2 bedroom and Rains 2 bedroom? the housing applications will start on April 14, so i think it is good to be prepared beforehand..
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#36 iamthelaw

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:32 PM

haha yes - good call!





thats awesome! i haven't listened to them in years. great band.
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#37 quadsbaby

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:01 AM

thats awesome! i haven't listened to them in years. great band.



I lived in Rains for three months while I did an REU at Stanford. Rains is probably the most social housing option, so I would lean toward it for a two-bedroom option. I personally thought Rains was nicer than EV overall and preferred the more social atmosphere. I didn't visit Lyman, mainly because Lyman is way on the other side of the campus from all the other housing. The only reason to live in Lyman is if you're engineering and want somewhere relatively quiet and close to lab.

I'm personally planning to live in Munger. Sure, it's more expensive, but damn, it's nice.
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#38 <3Brains

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:10 AM

A tidbit: when I asked which grad housing option people liked best (aimed at every grad student i could find during visit weekend), pretty much everyone said rains. Also, they said "Munger is nice," which we all already know. This doesn't do me personally any good since I'll be living in couples housing (EV only....I think....), but I thought you all might want to know :)
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:35 PM

Just accepted Stanford's offer today! I plan to live in a 2 bedroom at Munger. I'd really like to choose the person with whom I'll be living rather than getting a randomly assigned roommate. If any ladies are thinking about Munger, PM me.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:36 AM

I accepted Stanford's offer today.

Questions about housing:

- Is munger mostly law students or is it mixed (I'm CS)? How social is it?

- Are 4 bedroom places significantly bigger than 2 bedroom per person?

- I was told Lyman was good, are you sure that it is quiet there?
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