|By Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 11:03 pm: Edit|
wondering who else is bringing one as a freshman? i'm wondering how the parking works...
|By Bahaa (Bahaa) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 11:43 pm: Edit|
I am bringing a car as a frosh, and the campus is big so parking I guess shouldn't be a problem (atleast I hope) but certain fees apply
|By Tomonlineli (Tomonlineli) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 08:12 am: Edit|
I've heard from the ILR admissions director that they really frown upon anyone having a car on campus. Hence the reason why they hit you with ridiculous parking fees.(She even said that she needs to pay a fee to park her car on campus) She also said that the parking is so poorly laid out that it would probably be quicker for you to walk to your classes then to run to your car drive over to a parking lot and then walk to your class from the parking lot. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is how I was told the parking works.
|By Fhmamii (Fhmamii) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 10:01 am: Edit|
if you think parking isn't a problem you're in for a rude awakening. the campus might be big, but so many upper classmen have cars that there are alllways parking problems. also, cornell likes to ticket for everything. i've heard about people racking up to $500 of fines in just one semester. you can only park in certain parking lots, not all of them. that's mainly the problem. so when all the parking lots you're allowed to park in get filled up people just start parking in random places and the campus patrols are right on that. and the parking fee just to have your car there is outrageous
|By Brunoniana (Brunoniana) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 10:02 am: Edit|
There's a nice bus that runs around, although my friends at Cornell said it could be unreliable at times. Anyways, they eventually got used to the occasional 40 minute walk to class
|By Humbleservant (Humbleservant) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 02:02 pm: Edit|
There are quite a few parking structures that I saw at the ends of the campus. You prolly need a permit to park though. I think it's the same way at Stanford...bring a car, park in garage closest to your class, then walk!
40 minutes is prolly the worst-est case scenario...but definitely 5-15 minutes walk may be required, depending on where your classes are located
|By Metrostars4 (Metrostars4) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 06:12 pm: Edit|
I asked someone about the cost of parking for the year and he said it was about 600 dollars, which is a lot. He also said that it is pointless to drive to your classes b/c it is hard to find parking anyway, but a car comes in handy if you wish to leave campus for any reason (ie trip to the mall, bowling, movies...) When I stayed overnight at Cornell once, we took a taxi to the movie theater off campus. It was $11 one way, split b/w 4 of us so it wasn't too bad.
|By Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 07:11 pm: Edit|
if i brought a car, i was planning on using it to get around off campus, not so much from class to class. some of my friends are going to colleges within 2 hours away from ithaca so if i want to meet up with them its easier, plus trips to malls/restaurants/drug stores or groceries. besides i think i should take advantage of the walk to burn off the extra calories gained in the cafeteria lol.
|By Diceypit (Diceypit) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit|
Heh, Jess and Bahaa, don't be discouraged!
I am looking forward to meeting friends with cars, since my parents are making me sell mine. DO BRING YOUR CARS! 600 bucks is not a whole lot considering that... well i'm sure you guys can swing it.
I hope I can meet you guys on campus, a car is not simply a motor vehicle to me, but also freedom and fun!!!
I might be a little selfish, but i would hate it if none of my friends had cars!!
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