|By Jarahul106 (Jarahul106) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 05:30 pm: Edit|
Hey guys. I was talking with a friend whos a freshman now at Penn, and he mentioned like residential programs, so i looked into it. I saw "Film Culture," which looked RIGHT up my alley, cuz im a cinema freak. It said it was located in Gregory College House, so i asked my friend about it. He said that I wouldn't want to live in Gregory for freshman year, cuz its a high rise and have few freshmen, so it might not be as fun. Is this true? Can anyone who lived there freshmen year explain the validity (or invalidity, if thats a word) of that statement? Actually, even if u just know someone there you could be of help!
|By Lauraanne (Lauraanne) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 09:40 pm: Edit|
gregory is definitely not a high rise, and there are plenty of freshman - not as many as, say, Hill, but more than enough to tide you over. Several years ago I was one of them...and I'm still here, in the basement, because UC refuse to connect our internet...
|By Jarahul106 (Jarahul106) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 11:00 am: Edit|
bump. any more?
|By Fluffhead (Fluffhead) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 02:00 pm: Edit|
I'm a current freshmen, I'll try to be around here and there over the next few months to answer questions (afterall, I asked plenty of them last year when I was in all of your shoes).
Anyways, what you need to know is that not all, or even that many, students are in res programs. Sure, there are some, but the majority of students aren't in them. Also, the res programs will be around all four years. You can always do them as an upperclassmen.
As far as Gregory goes, I don't live there and no noone that does. I, like almost every other freshmen, tried to get the Quad. Instead, I got Hill. The huge advantage of staying in one of the 3 frosh dorms (Quad, Hill, KCECH) is that you'll meet so many more people because everyone is new, doesn't have their group of friends yet, etc. I absolutely LOVE Hill House. Knowing what I know now about my experience in Hill and my friends' experiences in the Quad, I would definitely have put Hill as my #1 choice on the housing sheet. It is incredibly social, doors are always open, and people are ALWAYS in the lounges talking. The downside is that it's so hard to get any work done because you always just want to hang out!
Anyways, sorry I can't help more specifically than that, but hopefully it helped somewhat.
|By Jarahul106 (Jarahul106) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 07:12 pm: Edit|
thanks dude. oh right, i never thought about maybe doing a res program like later. it seems interesting but yeah, ive heard that the dorms u specified are the places to be, frosh wise.
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