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Questions please

edwardsimsedwardsims Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited July 2012 in Florida State University
Freshman questions -
1. Are there advantages or disadvantages on getting the FSU / Sun trust card ?
2. Move in day suggestions, time, day ?
3. Until what time can you receive your room key on move-in day ?
3. When are scholarships / overpayments refunds returned ?
4. In the suite dorms (Landis) is each room temperature controlled ?
5. Best way (suggestions) for four guys to clean suite bathrooms ?
5. In Landis, is there a way to secure valuables; cash, jewelry, laptops ?
6. As a long-board enthusiasts, best hospital, orthopedic physician nearest school ?
7. Do FSU cops harass long-boarders ?
8. Best place for food at 300am ?
9. Closest shopping center to school, nearest to Love Building ?
10. Is the circular Sheraton hotel okay for parents visits ?
11. Are there FSU buses that go to Publix / Winn Dixie / Walmart ?
12. Areas near campus to avoid late at night ?
13. What type of medical services are provided at Wellness center / cost ?
14. Penalty for beer in dorms ?
15. Best Night club near school ?
16. Location of “safety” toilets throughout campus ?
17. What typically goes on campus on weekends ?
18. What typically goes on campus at night after classes end ?
19. Is the main library a good place to study / suggestions ?
20. Is Tallahassee very humid / hot in August ?
21. Best time to work-out to avoid crowds ?
22. Any other suggestions sincerely appreciated !
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Replies to: Questions please

  • damien1350damien1350 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    #16 - lol.

    I'm sure some more will chime in, but slow down, most of your list is the college experience. Live it instead of condensing into a post on the intewebz. :thumbup:

    I will add that you will need the fsu/suntrust card if you plan on getting financial aid refunds. Refunds are typically credited a couple days after drop/add.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk 2
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
    Some answers:

    1. Are there advantages or disadvantages on getting the FSU / Sun trust card ?
    Lots of advantages. Convenience and safety, to name two. Your fin aid is automatically deposited and available through this account. Sun Trust is also widely available in Florida to parents to make deposits.

    2. Move in day suggestions, time, day ?
    First day - EARLY. Clean your room thoroughly BEFORE you move your stuff in.

    4. In the suite dorms (Landis) is each room temperature controlled ?
    Sort of local control. Within a range. It works.

    5. Best way (suggestions) for four guys to clean suite bathrooms ?
    Cooperation and a system. If this fails...ugh. Get someone to teach you how to properly clean.

    5. In Landis, is there a way to secure valuables; cash, jewelry, laptops ?
    Buy a cable lock for the laptop and keep your cash in your bank. Use your SunTrust card. Forget the jewelry. You don't need it. If you have to have jewelry, bring a safe.

    6. As a long-board enthusiasts, best hospital, orthopedic physician nearest school ?
    Whichever MDs the sports teams use. They are real pros with extensive experience.

    7. Do FSU cops harass long-boarders ?
    Only when they do something unlawful.

    8. Best place for food at 300am ?
    Your room. Seriously, there are places open 24 hours...but 3:00AM?

    9. Closest shopping center to school, nearest to Love Building ?
    They are all over. There is a Publix off of Ocala many students use.

    10. Is the circular Sheraton hotel okay for parents visits ?
    Pretty dated hotel. Used to be the Holiday Inn if we're thinking of the same place. Lots of good places to stay in town.

    14. Penalty for beer in dorms ?
    Getting arrested by University Police.

    16. Location of “safety” toilets throughout campus ?
    All the buildings have facilities. Except the dorm baths shared by four guys who cannot cooperate for their own good - these places have to be avoided.

    17. What typically goes on campus on weekends ?
    Students actually study. Football games, basketball games, baseball games, concerts, socializing, intramural sports, pickup games of all sorts, exploring the campus and town, swimming in the sinks and at the Reservation, the gym, the National Forest, all sorts of small towns to check out, restaurants, the BBC...

    18. What typically goes on campus at night after classes end ?
    See above.

    20. Is Tallahassee very humid / hot in August ?
    Yes. Stay hydrated. It also gets cold in winter.

    21. Best time to work-out to avoid crowds ?
    Early AM. When all the 3:00AM crowd have gone to bed. :)
  • PasbalPasbal Registered User Posts: 1,963 Senior Member
    Most of your questions are ones that you can find the answer to just by using Google. You also list two #3 questions. :)
    1. Are there advantages or disadvantages on getting the FSU / Sun trust card ?
    There's an actual bank branch on campus, you get your financial aid overage direct deposited into your account instead of getting a check mailed to you that you might not get till who knows when, the card's usable damn near everywhere...
    2. Move in day suggestions, time, day ?
    The first day right when things open is the WORST time to move in. People line up beginning really early that morning, and it takes a bit for things to settle down. After about noon the first day though there's a slower, but steady stream of people moving in. If you really want to avoid the lines, move in around 10:30pm at night.
    3. Until what time can you receive your room key on move-in day ?
    Once dorms open at 9am, they're open. You can move in any time, although after 11pm they tend to be a bit slower, because there might only be 1 person working.
    3. When are scholarships / overpayments refunds returned ?
    After the 5th day of classes. In Fall, that's normally the day after Labor Day. Use this link for the Academic Calendar
    4. In the suite dorms (Landis) is each room temperature controlled ?
    I'm not 100% sure, but in Wildwood there were thermostats in each room I believe, but I swear they were mostly for show. Now, Landis might be different, but who knows.
    5. Best way (suggestions) for four guys to clean suite bathrooms ?
    ... With Lysol, Clorox bleach, and Scrubbing bubbles?
    5. In Landis, is there a way to secure valuables; cash, jewelry, laptops ?
    Cash: Your wallet, which would be on you at all times
    Jewelry: leave it at home
    Laptops: Get a laptop lock Here's one for $4
    6. As a long-board enthusiasts, best hospital, orthopedic physician nearest school ?
    Whichever one your insurance covers. I recommend finding out which providers in the area are covered by your health insurance before coming up here. The health care centers on campus will take care of the minor things probably no matter what, but it's always best to know who your insurance covers.
    7. Do FSU cops harass long-boarders ?
    Only if you give them a reason to do so...
    8. Best place for food at 300am ?
    Well, the only places that are really 24/7 on campus are Denny's and the Starbucks in Strozier. Denny's is your standard sub-par crap, and Starbucks is your typical Starbucks fare- you have muffins and the like.
    Bottom line: best place for food is likely in your room. Stock up on snack items.
    9. Closest shopping center to school, nearest to Love Building ?
    Depends on what store you need. Just a few blocks west of campus is a shopping center with CVS, and across the street from there is a Dollar Tree. A few blocks from there is Publix. There aren't any Walmart's close to campus.
    10. Is the circular Sheraton hotel okay for parents visits ?
    I'm not sure on this one.
    11. Are there FSU buses that go to Publix / Winn Dixie / Walmart ?
    Publix and Winn-Dixie, yes. I'm not 100% sure about Walmart, but the closest Walmart is a good trek from campus in either direction.
    12. Areas near campus to avoid late at night ?
    Wherever you are going to go to make yourself an easy target. Just north of campus, and just south/southeast of campus there are less than pleasant areas of town.
    13. What type of medical services are provided at Wellness center / cost ?
    FSU Fitness & Wellness: Wellness Center Thagard is really where a lot of the medical stuff is taken care of: Thagard Student Health Center
    14. Penalty for beer in dorms ?
    Well, if you're not 21, it's illegal in the first place. I'll leave it at that. If you have gone through Orientation, they showed a video that told you what to do and not do on campus- and this was covered, actually (unless that changed recently).
    15. Best Night club near school ?
    I will leave this question to people that actually care about partying and all that.
    16. Location of “safety” toilets throughout campus ?
    Pretty much every building. You're never more than a minute or two walking from a bathroom.
    17. What typically goes on campus on weekends ?
    The same stuff that goes on on campus during the week, except that there's no classes.
    18. What typically goes on campus at night after classes end ?
    See #17.
    19. Is the main library a good place to study / suggestions ?
    Depends on what you're looking for. Strozier can be a loud place, as funny as it is.
    20. Is Tallahassee very humid / hot in August ?
    Depends on what you think is hot. It can get up above 100 degrees. And it's Florida- it's always humid.
    21. Best time to work-out to avoid crowds ?
    When the place opens at like 6am.
    22. Any other suggestions sincerely appreciated !
    Don't be an idiot.
  • wtztuwtztu Registered User Posts: 223 Junior Member
    the circular Sheraton was just completely renovated. I've not stayed there--tried to get reservations for parent's weekend but they were full. I would say it would be a good place to stay as it's location is great in it's proximity to the school.
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
    Well, ok. My parents stayed in the round Holiday Inn in the 1970s. The place is quite old, but the location is splendid with regard to Florida State.
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