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On 4/22/2016 at 0:13 PM, LeadersAsAnimals said:

Also starting a PhD in Auburn this Fall and need some insight into housing there. I am married, so my wife and I are looking for a quiet residence close to campus. We are open to apartments, houses, condos, townhouses, etc. We also have pets moving with us. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also, my wife is an early childhood teacher, so insight into the school districts and the difficulty of landing a job with a nearby school system will help too. Thanks!

I don't know that you will be able to find anything "quiet" near campus. I've lived for 2 years near the Gay St / Samford intersection and it is anything but quiet. Try to avoid living near any of the fraternity or sorority houses. If you are willing to drive or catch the bus, I would suggest looking into Alice Henderson Realty or Copper Beach. Otherwise, most of the apartments closer to downtown are loud and filled with 18 year olds. On the subject of schools, there are at least 3 elementary schools that I know of within 20 minutes of campus. Haven't heard anything about job stats, but there are definitely multiple places to apply.

Also, I'd like to extend a general hello. I'm entering the MA program in literature. We might see each other around.

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59 minutes ago, lemur1993 said:

I don't know that you will be able to find anything "quiet" near campus. I've lived for 2 years near the Gay St / Samford intersection and it is anything but quiet. Try to avoid living near any of the fraternity or sorority houses. If you are willing to drive or catch the bus, I would suggest looking into Alice Henderson Realty or Copper Beach. Otherwise, most of the apartments closer to downtown are loud and filled with 18 year olds. On the subject of schools, there are at least 3 elementary schools that I know of within 20 minutes of campus. Haven't heard anything about job stats, but there are definitely multiple places to apply.

Also, I'd like to extend a general hello. I'm entering the MA program in literature. We might see each other around.

Thanks for the insight and nice to meet you! I am quite excited to join the AU English dept. So far, my experience with the dept. and the GS has been wonderful. I don't know if they are simply friendly people or if the friendliness is a put-on during the "courting" process, but I appreciate it all the same. I don't care for the "ivory tower" mentality in academia, and they seem to have overcome it. I am sure we will see each other around. Maybe you can give us a tour of Auburn if we decide to visit before moving? It will also be nice to know someone in the dept. and in the town before uprooting our lives and moving to a new town. As soon as the DGS sends the GTA paperwork my way, my spouse and I will more than likely visit to get our bearings and to submit the paperwork. We live about 3 1/2 hours away, so the drive is manageable for a day trip. On a side note, did you receive the official letter from the Graduate School? I have not yet, and it is a little unsettling as I turned down another funded offer in favor of Auburn. I have only been in correspondence with the DGS, and I accepted the offer with him through email. Again, thanks for the insight.

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10 hours ago, LeadersAsAnimals said:

Thanks for the insight and nice to meet you! I am quite excited to join the AU English dept. So far, my experience with the dept. and the GS has been wonderful. I don't know if they are simply friendly people or if the friendliness is a put-on during the "courting" process, but I appreciate it all the same. I don't care for the "ivory tower" mentality in academia, and they seem to have overcome it. I am sure we will see each other around. Maybe you can give us a tour of Auburn if we decide to visit before moving? It will also be nice to know someone in the dept. and in the town before uprooting our lives and moving to a new town. As soon as the DGS sends the GTA paperwork my way, my spouse and I will more than likely visit to get our bearings and to submit the paperwork. We live about 3 1/2 hours away, so the drive is manageable for a day trip. On a side note, did you receive the official letter from the Graduate School? I have not yet, and it is a little unsettling as I turned down another funded offer in favor of Auburn. I have only been in correspondence with the DGS, and I accepted the offer with him through email. Again, thanks for the insight.

My experience has been great, too. I received an e-mail from the graduate school with a link to the official letter. If you login at your original application place, you should have an option to view the decision. I also received an e-mail today with orientation information.

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14 hours ago, lemur1993 said:

My experience has been great, too. I received an e-mail from the graduate school with a link to the official letter. If you login at your original application place, you should have an option to view the decision. I also received an e-mail today with orientation information.

 I received the orientation email for incoming PhDs yesterday with all of the info for insurance, funding, orientation, etc., but I still haven't received the letter from the grad school. Are you talking about the apply yourself portal? I didn't see a link to view my decision there. Oh well, I'm sure it will be squared away soon enough.

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10 hours ago, LeadersAsAnimals said:

 I received the orientation email for incoming PhDs yesterday with all of the info for insurance, funding, orientation, etc., but I still haven't received the letter from the grad school. Are you talking about the apply yourself portal? I didn't see a link to view my decision there. Oh well, I'm sure it will be squared away soon enough.

Yep, that's what I'm referring too. It's a little link at the bottom :) And yeah, if you got that e-mail, then I'm sure you are fine.

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On 4/30/2016 at 9:14 PM, lemur1993 said:

Yep, that's what I'm referring too. It's a little link at the bottom :) And yeah, if you got that e-mail, then I'm sure you are fine.

Got the link in apply yourself. Also, we found a house to rent on Alan Ave. about 1 1/2 miles from campus. What is the are like around Alan Ave. Just wanted your insight before we actually rent the house. Thanks!

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On 5/3/2016 at 6:56 AM, LeadersAsAnimals said:

Got the link in apply yourself. Also, we found a house to rent on Alan Ave. about 1 1/2 miles from campus. What is the are like around Alan Ave. Just wanted your insight before we actually rent the house. Thanks!

I think that's a pretty decent area. I used to live near the Dean / Glenn intersection over near where Alan Avenue is. It was a lot of non-college students with kids though. 

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On 3/30/2019 at 3:10 PM, clinical_psych_hopeful said:

War eagle!  I am!  

nice! international or american?

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