I appreciate the kind words, pwoods! I don't want to start a Barnard fight here, but a lot of what you said is why I applied ED. Also, Barnard itself might not be a research university, but I hear there's a pretty cool place for that across the street
All that aside, it's safe to say that I am very excited for August 28 (BC move in) and August 21 (CUE!).