Fall 2008 Open House Information

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1420 Peach
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by 1420 Peach » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:41 pm

Geoff Olynyk wrote:I will be attending the MIT Physics open house March 19-20.

I know this isn't strictly Physics but can anyone confirm that MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering open house is this coming weekend, March 7-9? I'm still holding out hope for that program. (User "1420 Peach" said that the open house was March 7-9 in the "MIT" thread but before I despair too much I'd like to confirm this.)

Yeah, MIT's NSE open house is this weekend. March 7-9.

aanaa
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by aanaa » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:07 pm

aanaa wrote:does anyone know what berkeley reimburse for flights and stuff???
VT wrote:aanna, no body is going to hear you unless you post your profile.
butsurigakusha wrote:I see that aanaa asked this earlier, but no one seems to have responded, so I will ask again.
hahaha! guess it was true.
calphys wrote:I think I've heard from others in the past that Stanford and Berkeley usually fly people up jointly to save costs, but the dates are different enough this year that I'd guess that isn't the case.
what...? stanford: march 31 - april 1, berkeley: april 2-3. berkeley said they reimburse up to $350, stanford $250. both places split with other schools...

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zxcv
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by zxcv » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:31 pm

Evidently the second wave of Berkeley admits is a slightly lower priority... or maybe funding has been used up. They'll reimburse me for up to $300... which fortunately will cover airfare from the East Coast for me.

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butsurigakusha
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by butsurigakusha » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:08 am

Man, I must be a third-tier Berkeley acceptee, they only offered to reimburse $150.

I wonder if my location, rather than how much they like me, is what determines the amount.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by excel » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:18 am

Stanford reimbursed upto $ 500 for students travelling from east coast places, but only upto $250 for students living near the west coast. So, reimbursement policy=f (distance) :mrgreen:, at least in the case of some programs.

(By the way, this is not the physics dept. at Stanford).

Boulder
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by Boulder » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:39 am

KB wrote:Colorado Boulder Astro is next weekend 2/28-2/30
2/30? Is that for Leap Leap Year?

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butsurigakusha
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by butsurigakusha » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:50 am

I guess the People's Republic of Boulder decided they wanted an extra day on their calendar.

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butsurigakusha
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by butsurigakusha » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:29 am

I will be attending the Berkeley open house.

christopher3.14
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by christopher3.14 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:49 am

I'll be at Columbia's Open House on March 30 and UIUC's on April 4-5.

EDIT: For those looking for good deals on flights, JetBlue seems to always have the cheapest flights. Only problem is there aren't enough JetBlue locations.

multigoal
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by multigoal » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:36 pm

Does anybody know when is the open house for Univ of Pennsylvania and syracuse???

1420 Peach
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by 1420 Peach » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:51 pm

U Penn is March 28th

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fermiboy
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by fermiboy » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:10 pm

U. of Arizona physics dept. visiting days are March 27-29. Not sure if I'll be there yet. You buy your own ticket and they reimburse you. Lodging is paid for.

multigoal
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by multigoal » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:08 pm

If anybody has been accepted by Syracuse but decided not to go plzzzzzzzzz let them know........I've been waitlisted there...........plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by LucasWillis » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:15 pm

University of Maryland College Park is Friday April 4th to Saturday, the 5th.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by kangen558 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:15 pm

I'll be attending the Maryland College Park open house (4/4-4/5) and Notre Dame's (3/13-3/16)

Thanks btw for maintaining the thread, very cool idea.

buddyo
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by buddyo » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:20 pm

I'll also be attending Carnegie Mellon's open house. Whoooo

jburkart
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by jburkart » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:56 am

i'm going to berkeley and ucsb

myass
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by myass » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:04 am

I'm going Yale, Princeton, Berkeley, and M.I.T. open houses. Due to overlap, I visit Columbia on 26th and 27th and Stanford on April 4th and 5th probably. Chicago open house is a bit too late, so I visit them on 25th or earlier. God I hate staying on an airplane.... I just had >10hours flight back from the experimental on-site....

ibbgs
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by ibbgs » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:17 am

You can remove me from the Stanford Open House list. I am no longer able to make it.

hpharty
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by hpharty » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:55 am

Boston University is March 28th-29th

I will not be attending. 5/6 schools I was accepted to have an open house this same weekend. WTF mate?

jburkart
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by jburkart » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:36 pm

lol that blows

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:53 pm

OK, I think I got everybody

myass
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by myass » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:10 am

Great work grae. A terrific organizer. Experiments (like mine) really need someone like you.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:07 pm

myass wrote:Great work grae. A terrific organizer. Experiments (like mine) really need someone like you.
thanks :)

doodlebug
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by doodlebug » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:02 pm

Florida State University - March 22 & 23 (yes, on Easter)
I will be attending.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by vicente » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:34 pm

Anyone going to Indiana University's open house this Saturday (Easter)?

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zxcv
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by zxcv » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:03 pm

You can put me down for UCSD -- I finally decided to come.

VT
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by VT » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:06 pm

I decided not to visit Minnesota ! I declined their offer.

nvanmeter
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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by nvanmeter » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:16 pm

i decline ucsb and berkeley today; so, you can take me off those visiting days.

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Re: Fall 2008 Open House Information

Post by VT » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:54 pm

I wish I could also decline those two ^ :( . Well, I will try to achieve that next year :)



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