Anonymous said: how much do people generally receive from appeal grant? (in total, for both Fall + Spring)
M: I don’t know about anyone else, but I got $1,000 extra the first year I appealed and $2,000 the second year I appealed. I’ve appealed every year I’ve been at BU and I plan to appeal again this year too, I just haven’t written my letter yet.
Anonymous said: For federal loans, i filled out the mastery promissory note again for stafford loans, but I haven't gotten any other directions like I did last year. Is there anything else we need to do?
Unless you have a item listed under Required Documents in FinAid in StudentLink, you should be fine. You can call Fin Aid to verify though. I only filled out my Promissory Note freshman year, I didn’t have to fill it out again, the loans were just automatically credited towards my account if I accepted them.
Anonymous said: What is it like living with random girls in a suite??
M: I lived with three random girl roommates in a quad last year. We got along fine. We weren’t best friends but we never fought with each other either. My biggest concern was shower times since we had a private bath with one shower, but that worked out fine, two of us showered during the day and one of the two who showered in the morning just woke up earlier.
The only thing that bothered me was that we didn’t talk about cleaning the bathroom, I just cleaned it whenever since I had bought the cleaning supplies at the beginning of the year. My friend had three suite mates in Myles and they had a schedule for cleaning the bathroom, though one of them never bothered to clean the bathroom when it was her turn, so schedule or not, someone will likely not clean the bathroom.
There was never any cattiness if that’s what you’re worried about. We all had our own things going on, so we didn’t have time to hangout a lot and never got on each others nerves.
Anonymous said: Don't sugar coat it...how bad is danielsen?
I honestly don’t think it’s that bad. The distance may be an issue though. It’s about a 25 minute walk to CAS. The BUS does stop in front of it though which is super helpful.
The dorm itself is ok. I haven’t heard of any rodent problems and the rooms are decently sized.
M: One thing I noticed while I was there was that the common bathrooms aren’t that big and typically only had one shower stall, so there may be a line for the showers. This in unlike the other large dorms with common bathrooms as they have multiple shower stalls.
stone-cold-foxx said: If we are living in a suite in Myles, are we responsible for toilet paper/soap/etc. for the bathroom? Also are we responsible for cleaning the bathroom?
Yes. No one comes to clean it.
Also you can get toilet paper for free from the RAs if you want.
Anonymous said: I was wondering if anyone had a good description/picture/ANYTHING of a quad dorm in warren. I've searched the dark depths of the internet for days and i have found NOTHING— and the room layout picture for a quad on the bu housing website doesnt seem to be much help. how do i know if it's accurate to the one in warren? I just want to be prepared for the worst (((or best!))) before i move in for my first year, thanks in advance
Unfortunately, BU Housing doesn’t upload that many photos of their residences, that includes a Warren quad. I looked at the floor plan, here, and having spoken to a BU student Housing employee who made some of the floor plans, the floor plan should be an accurate depiction of a Warren quad. It doesn’t list any dimensions but I know doubles are ~120 sq ft and looking at the floor plan, the quad should be about 1.5 times the size.
BU does try to layout everything in a way they think will work for you! They don’t just throw everything in there and plan for you to move it all around when you arrive. I didn’t have to move any of my furniture in my West double or brownstone quad because the layout worked as it was. This year, I will be moving my desk and dresser around, but my bed will stay in the same spot because it works well in the quad.
Anonymous said: are magic bullets/nutribullets allowed in the dorms? they are small personal blenders, so they can be easily hid if needed, but I really want one for next year!
You would have to hide it. No small appliances are allowed, the only thing you are allowed to have is a mini fridge or a microfridge rented from BU. You can’t even buy your own microfridge, you have to rent one each year if you want one.
Anonymous said: Can you bring in a microwave? My roommate has a fridge, but it doesn't come with one, and we don't feel like renting a fridge from BU.
You cannot have stand alone microwave. You could try to sneak one in, but they are not easy to hide. If caught with one, it will be confiscated and not returned. Last year one of my roommates had a fridge so we didn’t get the microfridge. It was fine without one but it was nice to have it freshmen year and I’ll be getting one this year again.