|By Cornellgrad04 (Cornellgrad04) on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 06:59 pm: Edit|
Get a bus pass if you are going to be a freshman next year at Cornell, ESPECIALLY those of you who are going to be engineers (or will have the majority of their classes on the engineering quad or Hotel School).
The first few weeks you will probably walk to class, but it will get tiresome and eventually you won't feel like walking the 3/4 mile to class in the morning and some of you might stop attending class altogether
A bus pass freshman year is the best investment you will ever make (sophomore year its less important).
|By Malicemizer9 (Malicemizer9) on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 08:43 pm: Edit|
What about bringing a small car?
|By Justinmeche (Justinmeche) on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 11:49 pm: Edit|
Using a car to go to classes can be a waste of time, especially trying to drive through campus in between classes. The crosswalks are very busy in between lecture times in the middle of the day and trying to drive through central campus can be frustrating. Sometimes that can hold up the buses as well. Another thing: there isn't much parking near where you will most likely be taking classes. Save the car for off-campus trips. The best ways to get to class are walk, skate/bicycle, and the bus.
|By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 12:15 am: Edit|
Do you see many people bicycle on campus? Are the hills not amenable to biking? And also, if you see a student biking, do you find it a rare and/or odd site?
|By ~the_Chosen~ (~the_Chosen~) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 12:51 am: Edit|
Shoot, I wish I used a damn bike. But then you miss out the walking with your buddies to classes and stuff.
Buses are a good investment, but I didn't get a bus pass and did fine...although I did wish I had a bus pass when it snowed--how I envied the people catching the bus late at night and stuff.
I had a car freshmen year, but I didn't use it that often.
|By Malicemizer9 (Malicemizer9) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 12:57 am: Edit|
LOL, not a car for driving between classes, but rather for getting around and going places for fun. I live 4.5 hours away in Princeton, so I could also use it to come home on the weekends...
|By Cornellhopeful (Cornellhopeful) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 05:40 pm: Edit|
biking up Libe Slope from West Campus does NOT look like fun.
|By Corny (Corny) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:39 pm: Edit|
I would encourage you to walk everywhere if only to keep from gaining 40-50 lbs in your freshman year. When you come here you'll see what I'm talking about. Everybody pigs out at meals but then they do no exercise. You get the picture.
During winter,however, you'd probably want a bus pass just to keep from getting splattered with dirty sludge from the wheels of cars driving too fast. Believe me, it happens all the time.
|By Bcrichsolo (Bcrichsolo) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 02:34 pm: Edit|
I'll just get a segway!
|By Justinmeche (Justinmeche) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
I rode my bike to class during a six-week prefreshman program. All of the other prefresh just stared at me since they didn't have a bike, which was a fast way to get to class. I also rode it to class for a little while during the Fall semester but I stopped when the weather got colder. It is not a rare site to see students bicycling. There are bike lines along many of the streets.
And yes, biking my libe slope is not fun. I did it a few times for exercise but never for going to classes.
|By Leostargrl22 (Leostargrl22) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 11:53 pm: Edit|
How's walking in the mid of winter/ thick snow/ fast winds? I can't wait for those mornings going to class. ;)
|By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 11:46 pm: Edit|
Is the bus system the Tcal one or the Omnibus one?
|By Gusty81 (Gusty81) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 06:04 pm: Edit|
I got accepted as a transfer...
Any advice about Alice H. Cook House???
and which dorm is the best??
|By Iamyourfather85 (Iamyourfather85) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 11:18 am: Edit|
Would it look stupid if I just ran to class?
|By Ccuser (Ccuser) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 11:58 am: Edit|
Gusty81, Alice H. Cook is nice, but for your first year I highly advice you live in the transfer center. The best dorm socially on all campus. The building is kind of old and not spacious, but is still more than worth it!
|By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 12:06 pm: Edit|
Better stupid and in great shape than fat and late!
|By Tomonlineli (Tomonlineli) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit|
Yes, transfer center rules. Unless they have a hottest girls of the ivies center. Oh, sorry! Wrong thread
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