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MOVE IN!!!

Have fun y'all!

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If you are feeling a little uncomfortable in your first days here, don't worry about it. Try your best to attend some activities and talk to other people in your wing. You'll find some pretty cool people who you'll click with, so try to go a little bit out of your comfort zone.

Agreed

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MOVE IN TMRW! Also, any tips for move in? What should we do fs in those two hours we have? Also, any do's and don'ts for tmrw? Thanks SSC! You guys did a great job!

This is kinda late, but:
- get there early
- be patient with parents/RC
- be friendly and meet your new classmates/hallmates
- don't stress out too much if you forgot something (you can probably borrow it from someone or get it later)
- you don't need to unpack everything and have your room perfect right now
- while your parents are there get your furniture moved around
- eat off campus while you can
:)
ssc

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Wait so for laundry we can use those Tide Pod thingys right?

Andy i bet when you type in amc on your computer, math problems show up instead of movies

No it's good

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How much cash should I bring?

this depends a lot on how often you go home, if you have a debit card, and if you need to buy train tickets to go home, and other stuff. some people literally spend $0, while others order food every weekend, go on trips a lot, buy from every 10 check cart, and online shop a lot. it's also always good to have some extra money just in case you need something from walgreens. if you aren't going home every weekend, you will probably occasionally do something for entertainment on weekends like go to the movies or even target. think about when you will get money next and how much money you will use in that period, and bring a little bit extra. it's better to have it when you don't need it than not have it when you need it.
liana

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Do's and Don'ts of Move in?

do:
be nice to ur parents!!
don't:
be mean to ur parents!!

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Could I see a pic of the work out room? Or maybe just saying what it has?

u can look at it tmrw or like monday

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Ok so I heard we have a half day of school after convocation but on the weekend schedule it shows that we don't have school but some other classes

the original schedule showed that we have classes after convocation (which is what traditionally has occurred in past years), but due to the solar eclipse, our schedule has shifted to accommodate that, and some extra meetings. we will instead have A and B condensed on tuesday. the most recent schedule is what we should probably rely on, but idk 100%.
liana

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Are tennis players at IMSA allowed to go over to the Vaughn Athletic Center together to play on the courts there, just for fun (like during off-season)?

there's a class at vaughn that runs on mondays and wednesday that you can participate in. vaughn courts are really expensive... there's free open courts at washington middle school that you can uber too also you find someone already on the team who would be willing to go out and hit there
nicklas nelson
(pls fb message him or email him at nnelson@imsa.edu he rly wants tennis ppl to talk to him)

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What are tennis tryouts like? And how competitive are the tryouts?

imsa tennis tryouts are quite easy. if you can pick up a racket, you'll make the team. there are no cuts. if you want to play high on the team you probably will if you're a one star or higher on tennisrecruiting. last years team was disorganized - jv had like two games. hopefully this year is better, and maybe there will be a real jv team. if you are interested pls contact nicklas nelson on messenger or email him at nnelson@imsa.edu pls

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So will we be moving our own suitcases to our rooms ?

you / your parents are mostly in charge of moving you into your room. if you need help, your RSLs can help, but do what you can by yourself. as i said in the previous post, there are carts if you need them and an elevator to take your stuff upstairs.
liana

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So for move in Day it says that the RSLS will bring out stuff to outside our room???? What if we have a mini fridge/heavy stuff??? Can we move some stuff ourselves?

you can definitely move stuff yourself and your parents / roommate can obviously help you. RSLs will help you if you need help. they help adjust your bed to the height you want because it needs to be hammered. there are some carts available to help you roll your stuff like this (see below) for heavy stuff. there is an elevator you can use if you live on the second floor.
liana

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So I heard SCS are the only ones that can help us with setting up the wifi with our devices. Can we talk to them after we move in or will we have to wait until Saturday for help? I don't really want to go two days without wifi and/or service.

scs is already on campus. they will set up your devices as soon as you get all settled.

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Is it bad if you are bringing like 2 suitcases of stuff and few bags?

no not at all! feel free to bring as much stuff as you need!

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Do you bring most of your clothing in the beginning of the year or do you kinda change it as seasons change? Just wondering how I should do it...

i think it depends how often you go home. like i went home just about every weekend so i didn't bring my sweaters and stuff in august. but if you know you can't go home for another month or so, i recommend bringing some warmer clothes. but overall i think most people brought clothes season by season and not all at once. don't forget to keep some clothes at home for when you go back!
tanmayee vegesna

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Do we decorate our rooms between 9-11?

of course! people can check in anytime between 9 and 11 so if you have extra time go ahead and start making your room feel a bit more like home. but you'll definitely have more time before school starts to do so as well.
tanmayee vegesna

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So do we have to leave our gym shoes in our locker?

No, you don't have to, but most people do.
Emily Springer
1503
espringer@imsa.edu

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MOVE IN TOMORROW AUGH

Yayayayayay we are so excited to meet you all

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BE NICE TO YOUR PARENTS ON MOVE IN DAY EVERYONE!!! LET THEM HUG YOU A TON AND BE EMBARRASSING. TRUST ME THEY WILL MISS YOU SO BE NICE TO THEM TOMORROW!!!

^^^^^

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Does guys tennis have practice before the season starts?

Probably not

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Does AMC Testing mean taking the AMC-10 and/or AMC-12?

IMSA offers the AMC10A and AMC12A - in fact, all students must take one of these (if you want to take the 12A as a sophomore, that's fine). IMSA also offers students the opportunity to sign up for the AMC12B. Last year, they didn't hold the 10B (but they did have a bus to North Central).
Andy Liu
person who occasionally does math

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In the dorm bathrooms are there any cleaning supplies? Or do you have to bring it all?

You need to bring the cleaning supplies

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Since everybody's asking... does T mobile have good service?

Yes TMobile works fine for me

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