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[15 Aug 2006|10:57am]

[ mood | amused ]

so, although i haven't actually RECEIVED my housing information (i expect it'll show up in the mail today), i found out both of my roomates and where i'm living.. sorta.

i'll be in a triple in dolan hall. which i know is wayyy the fuck away from pretty much everything else on campus. so, any thoughts/advice? lol

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[08 Aug 2006|03:05pm]

i don't know if this community is still active (i'm sure good thanks to facebook) but i figured i'd give it a shot..

i'm going to be a freshman at fairfield in september, and i had a few questions about the dorms. specifically, is there any advice on what to bring, or things that you've found are absolutely necessary to have in your dorm? i haven't gotten my housing info yet (i don't know when that'll be!) but i'm concerned about what types of storage/junk to bring, especially if there's a chance i'm going to be in a triple. if anyone has any advice or tips for me that'd be great. =)

also, is it recommended to have a printer? i have a laptop, and i know that you have to pay to print pages at the library, but i wasn't sure if you really needed a printer or it was just nice to have.
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[23 Jul 2006|11:10pm]

Ok, I know this is kind lame, but anyone who is taking Orgo this coming fall, I have a molecular construction kit to give away, and it costs $20 in the bookstore. Speaking of the bookstore, does anyone else think its the dumbest thing ever that we can only get our book list through them?
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freshman LOL [30 Apr 2006|11:45am]

[ mood | anxious ]

Hello, I'm going to be attending FU as a freshman in the fall.

I was hoping to maybe make some early acquaintances... :D

I'm a Connecticut girl, interested in world music (especially Asian), video games, Indian movies, band (clarinet), and equestrian.
Please don't associate me with anime. It irritates.

I'm not sure what I want to study yet, but I'm interested in international relations/Asian studies/Japanese.

Just a few questions..

I haven't received anything in the mail about housing. I'm dorming, so how/when do I go about the process?

Anything else I have to take of pre-school year?

And lastly, is anyone here in the Video Game Club? I saw it listed in the booklet but it wasn't at the open house (I signed up for band, ASA, Equestrian, and Model UN). I'd like to know more about it.

Thank you!

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[29 Apr 2006|09:19pm]

hey guys! i made my decision a couple of weeks back to go to fairfield, so now i'm officially a member of the FU c.o 2010 =)

a few questions that i'd like to ask if ya'll don't mind. the girl before me said that drinking is a major things at fairfield, but i've been told that there is little to no drinking at all. if drinking isn't allowed than what does it mean by a sub-free dorm? haha i'm stupid i know but i jsut don't get it at all.

and i also heard that during your sophmore? year there is some kind of spiritual experience you have by living somewhere else? has anyone done that or heard any comments about that?

hope all is well & thanks for your help.
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question [13 Apr 2006|05:12pm]

Hey, My name is Liz and I'm a junior at a public HS in new jersey. I've been doing a lot of research about colleges and whatnot recently and I'm pretty interested in Fairfield. My dad went there and I've kind of always wanted to go, but now I'm a little unsure because of FU's rep as a big drinking school. I was wondering if anyone could tell me a little more about sub-free floors/halls/whatever they are. (ex. is it mostly girls who opt for sub-free, do sub-free kids get looked down on, are there things to do other than drink, would a nondrinker be comfortable in a regular res. hall, etc.) I know it's a little early for me to be asking these kind of questions seeing as how I'm still a junior, but I just wanted some student perspective on the issue.

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reporter seeking student imput [15 Feb 2006|02:13pm]
Hi, this is Linda Lambeck, reporter from the Connecticut Post. I am doing a story on drug use on local college campuses. I have plenty of imput from officials I am looking for honest comments from students. You can post here or directly to my email: lclambeck@ctpost.com.
I want to know:
1. Do you see any drug use on campus (marijuana or other drugs other than alcohol);
2. would you consider it a lot, a little or growing?
3. Is it available to buy on campus or do you have to go off campus?
If you feel comfortable giving me your name and age, please do so. Note, however, that I want to use these comments in a story that will be published in a newspaper, so don't tell me about any personal usage.
thanks much.
linda lambeck
ps. you can also call me at (203) 330-6218.
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Transfering... [19 Jan 2006|04:49pm]

I'm thinking that I'd really like to transfer to Fairfield. I'm currently going to Simmons, and I hate it here! I've got a bunch of questions about transfering, and everytime I call Admissions, nobody ever calls me back. I'm hoping maybe someone here can help me out.

1) How forgiving is Fairfield with the transfer of credits? I've got two classes I was forced to take called MCC (I'm not exactly sure what that stands for) that were basically English classes, but their description isn't exactly accurate in regards to that. My hope is to do a Creative Writing and New Media with a concentration in television. My school has no real equivalents for those, so I've been taking English and Communications classes. I really want to avoid taking an extra year, so I hope the answer for this is good!

2) Is it true that I don't need to pay an application fee for a transfer app if I applied in high school? Are recomendations required or just a nice addition? I intend to get them for another school I'm applying to, but I couldn't see them on any requirement lists here.

3) Do you need a medical condition with a doctor's note to live in Dolan Hall? My brother lives there now, and I think I'd like to have a single, but I don't really have any excuse for it besides not wanting a roomate anymore.

If there are any transfer students on this livejournal, I'd be interested to hear what your transfer experience was like. Thanks!
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[28 Dec 2005|05:53pm]

hey guys!! my name's jackie and i got accepted EA to fairfield!! it was my first choice, but now i'm getting nervous that i may be making the wrong decision. can anyone compare fairfield to providence college and/or siena? i loved PC and wasn't a big fan of siena, but i was accepted to those as well. what are fairfield students like in general? i've searched on princetonreview.com and collegeboard.com, but it would be nice to have an alumni or a current student's point of view.

any insight would be amazingly helpful.

on a side note, how easy is it to switch your major? i thought i wanted to be a secondary education teacher with my major in english, but i'm not sure if that's what my choice will really be in the end. how is the english teaching department?
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EA [27 Dec 2005|05:24pm]

Hey I'm Emmy I'm from the Boston area and I was accepted EA to Fairfield right before Christmas (Christmas Eve day actually). I am interested in becoming a Theology and/or Philosophy major and I was wondering if anyone could give me a little insight into these departments at Fairfield. I have a religion teacher who went their a few years back who said the religion department is good but I was hoping to get a feel from more current students. Does Fairfield offer a lot on terms of World Religions courses? I wish i already knew more about the school but to tell you the truth i applied rather blindly. I was also wondering how everyone like Fairfield in general and about any school newspapers on campus. Thanks so much!
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[07 Dec 2005|10:29pm]

I'm getting my acceptance/rejection letter in a week! Ahh!!!
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Okay, so, final exam schedule. [25 Oct 2005|11:33pm]

I'd hate to be vulgar but since I attend a school that loves the fact that it can be called "FU", I'll assume it won't matter much. So, on to what I want to ask: how the bloody fuck do I read that online final exam schedule on Stagweb? Each class has a code but I have no idea where to find said code. I asked my professors but so far I've received one answer and all the others are like "lol i dont kno i just werk hear".

Anyways, any help would be appreciated.

Edit: Oh yeah, my name's Liz and I think I made it pretty clear I'm a freshman. Hello.
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[15 Sep 2005|08:15pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hey, I'm not sure how active this community is, but I figured I'd post because I need some insight.

I'm a senior in high school, and I'm applying to FU in a few weeks. If I get in, I'd like to go, but therein lies the problem: GETTING IN.

I'm really a little too anxious about admissions to all the schools I'm applying to, so I was hoping you all could put my fears to rest. I scored an 1830 on the SAT, which is roughly equivalent to a 1220 on the old scale. I have taken SAT II's, so if they're used for placement, I have them. I took three SAT II's, and my scores range from 620 to 660 (out of 800). I'm taking the SAT once more next month, and I'm hoping to break 2000 (2000 = 1330-ish). Are these scores in the range needed for admission to FU? My extra curricular activities are also pretty extensive. I've been involved with the musical theater productions since freshman year, I'm on Student Council, I'm a Eucharistic Minister, I do a lot of service work inside and outside of school, I'm the treasurer of the music honor society, and I'm also a member of the French National Honor Society. My GPA is about 3.5ish, which I'm hoping to bring up this semester. So, what are my chances of admission? I'm sorry if this is the most frivolous post you've ever had on here, but I didn't know where else to ask.

Any help or input is greatly appreciated.

I was reading in previous posts that a lot of students are "stuck up rich kids" with Coach and Vera Bradley bags and whatnot. Is that true? It sounds a lot like my high school, so it should be an easy transition :p

Also (yeah, the questions just keep coming), what's the general attitude towards freshmen? I know at my high school, we have a lot of events with upperclassmen to try to make the freshmen feel more comfortable, and I'm wondering if FU kind of embraces them, or if the upperclassmen are just nice for a few weeks, and then go back to mocking and scorning the freshmen. I hope the latter doesn't hold true, that's so juvenile.

Thanks for your time =)

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[31 Jul 2005|04:50pm]

Hey, I just had a quick question for anyone who's taken organic chem... do we really need all the crap they tell us to buy? Because, of course, its cheaper to buy the book at half.com but you don't get the whole "package" as the FU bookstore site refers to it. Sigh. And, mandatory reassurance to any incoming freshmen: yay! FU! Its cool! You'll be happy! At least as happy as anyone can be at school.
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[06 Jul 2005|12:30pm]

Hey guys. I'm not too sure how active this community is but I'm willing to post my current situation. I will be attending FU in the fall and I'm wicked excited! Woo!

I wanted to know if there are any specific classes that I can only take as a freshman or should take as a freshman. I am a chem major so there are specific courses they want me to take (general chem, general physics, calc, english) but I want to take a language class as well.

I'm trying to figure out whether or not to take the general physics class along with the lab in place of a language class.

Please comment.. thankkks!!
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[20 Apr 2005|07:54pm]

[ mood | curious ]

ahhh okay so im SOOO undecided about where i should go 2 school and i got alot of help off of the villanova LJ so i figured id ask around over here.......
so yea.. i visited fairfield and everyone seemed kinda stuck up and like rich kids.. but i feel like i might have just caught it on a rough day.... so yea so i kinda ruled it out for a while and i was deciding between villanova and Univ of maryland... but villanova i just found out has no art department to speak of and univ. of maryland is kinda too jappy and also 20,000 a year..a nd nova is 25,000 cuz i got scholarships and shizzle... but my parents fouind the paper from FU saying itd only b 4,000 a year cuz of scholarships.. i was trying to hide that paper cuz i kinda didnt wanna go to FU.. but now that i think about it...... im going to be the one in debt later on so id rather it be less.. plus my parents said id get a car if i went to FU and also im from long island so i would b a good distance - not too far not too close.
but im kinda scared cuz im like a person who does not wear juicy or blah anything like that and i listen to like "punk" music && jack johnson and incubus <3<3<3 and i hang out with like skaters and such. and im scared i wont fit in.. i dont know.. peopple hellllp meeeee :(

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Transfers [10 Mar 2005|12:46pm]

[ mood | geeky ]

Hi, I'm Amanda Evans and I am a student at Housatonic Community College and I am looking to transfer to NYU in the fall. Right now, I'm a journalism major and I am writing a feature story about how to go about transferring correctly. I was wondering if anyone out there had transferred from a community college or another school, and if you have any advice you'd like to share.

If you'd rather e-mail me, my e-mail is amandae@optonline.net.

Thanks in advance.

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Let's Catch Him We Can [04 Feb 2005|12:54pm]

[ mood | predatory ]

This man, Christopher DiMeo, is a suspect in a jewelry store robbery near my hometown in which two people were shot and killed. Police suspect that he has been involved in other jewelry store robbery and at least one other jewlery store robbery/murder. He may be in Connecticut or the New York City area (Westchester County or Long Island), and he may be driving a black, older model SUV with California plates.

If you see him, remember he may be really dangerous, so be careful, and discreet, and call 911 immediately.

You can also help by adding this post along with DiMeo's photograph to your journal.

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textbook prices [14 Jan 2005|01:26pm]
Its me again.
I am doing a story about a study the state did on the cost of college textbooks. If anyone would like to chime in and tell me: how much do they spend in a semester for college texts, if they think they get a fair buyback price, or if they found a better/cheaper way to get books, heres your chance. I also want to know if you think your professors generally know how much the textbooks they assign cost. Please include your name, hometown, year in school and major in your response if you want to be quoted. My story will appear in the Connecticut Post within the next couple of days. thanks much.
linda lambeck, education reporter, CT Post (Bridgeport, CT)
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