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dorms????

calculatorlovercalculatorlover 17 replies7 threads New Member
hey i am movin into the dorms in jan....(spring admit). Wondering if you had any suggestions on what i need to bring with me...this is all very new...thanks :D
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  • RaNeRaNe 386 replies100 threads Member
    Hey there,

    Welcome to Cal!
    I suggest using the search tool and looking up key words such as "dorm" and "moving in".
    You'll find a lot.

    Hope this helps!
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  • CalBear2009CalBear2009 574 replies12 threads Member
    Welcome calculatorlover!

    If you're moving into Wada (Unit 2) I'd suggest a multi-spectrum desk lamp. Concrete walls and ceilings can get a bit depressing after a while.

    The Cal Housing website has the basics for dorm necessities:

    Living at Cal - Welcome to Cal

    Good Luck!

    P.S. If you're driving your stuff up try renting a rolling furniture cart from U-Haul. It saves a LOT of time (but they have a limited number of carts available at the various Unit offices).
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  • LeftistHominidLeftistHominid 3541 replies265 threads Senior Member
    Units are like jail cells (lived in Unit 2 over summer)
    CKC has huge rooms but is too far away
    Foothill has great rooms but is too anti-social (live in Foothill this year)
    Stern is anti-social

    Frankly, IMHO, speaking from experience, Bowles is the best of the dorms
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  • CastelCastel 1700 replies67 threads Senior Member
    Units aren't that much of jail cells. Just become friendly with your floor and hang out in the lounge! Bring sweatpants.. and I think thta's all you need.
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  • LeftistHominidLeftistHominid 3541 replies265 threads Senior Member
    they are, especially when your roommate is a mother****ing piece of ****
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  • calculatorlovercalculatorlover 17 replies7 threads New Member
    thanks guys ur link and searching the site helped a lot. I hope my rommate is nice lol :D:D
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  • jbtheeunknownjbtheeunknown 786 replies11 threads Member
    a crappy roommate can make dorming an absolute nightmare. good luck with who you get.
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  • RaNeRaNe 386 replies100 threads Member
    Yeah, both of my roommates are unbelievably messy. Living in a crampled triple in the Units with messy roommates is a pain.
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  • whosthat1234whosthat1234 498 replies56 threads Member
    Units really aren't that bad. I am in a Unit 2 triple and am perfectly happy with it (although I expected myself to hate it). I am basically only in my room to sleep and occasionally study. Plus, if you're in a unit triple, you end up saving ~$2000.
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  • calculatorlovercalculatorlover 17 replies7 threads New Member
    yea i am in a triple...the sucky thing though is for people who come in spring they tell us who our roommates are the day we move in
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  • WorkEthicWorkEthic 39 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I heard the triples are bad news in the units, but what about the triples in Wada? Are they any different or are they the same?
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  • whosthat1234whosthat1234 498 replies56 threads Member
    Wada is in Unit 2. It is quite nice, but there aren't very many freshmen there from what I know. Also, it would be very tough to get housing there.
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  • WorkEthicWorkEthic 39 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I already have housing there. They gave me a triple though. I'm gonna shoot for a double next fall.
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  • CalBear2009CalBear2009 574 replies12 threads Member
    ^^ Have you looked into Channing/Bowditch Apartments? We've got some people moving out (my flatmate is leaving for a fraternity room and, as far as I know, he hasn't contacted the Housing Office... I just went back up to campus yesterday and saw his stuff boxed up and ready to go... He's local and we're not required to move out during break so he is definitely moving out). Check into it. Contact Ellen Levitan in the Housing office. I think that we're all in doubles here (but it costs approx. $900/mo).
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  • SambagoSambago 259 replies38 threads Junior Member
    calculatorlover: they won't tell you your room mate even if you call in and ask? Do they tell you your building or room number?
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  • calculatorlovercalculatorlover 17 replies7 threads New Member
    i called and they said they are not releasing that information until the day we move in. All i know is that i am in a unit 3 triple...i dont even know what floor or room ....
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  • caramlefloatcaramlefloat 25 replies6 threads Junior Member
    if you're moving into a unit 3 triple, then my guess is that you might get a corner room triple. (those at the end of the hallway) which is a lot bigger than those in the middle of the hall. So, it shouldnt be a problem with you feeling cramped (unless you're the messy type)

    have fun packing! =]
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  • LeftistHominidLeftistHominid 3541 replies265 threads Senior Member
    check bearfacts, it should have you information already because the dorms opened up on Sunday
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