Anonymous Asked
QuestionI'm commuting and I feel like I have made 0 friends because I'm not dorming and I meet people in class but they all already have their little cliques, and I'm lost and not sure what to do :( Answer

ok. It was just the first week of school. Do you really think that everyone is going to stay in those cliques forever? You will meet people. I’m really good friends with people who commute. Honestly, most of the “cliques” you saw are not going to last. I am only still friends with one person that I was friends with freshman year. 

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionI was thinking about applying to be an OA next year, do you know anything about that position at Stuy? Answer

I was a summer OA at 13th street. The summer OAs aren’t payed but you do get to live in the dorm for free during the summer. I do believe that the OAs during the school year make $10 an hour. I didn’t LOVE the OA position but I didn’t exactly hate it. You job will mostly be to sort mail (which is actually the worst), attempt to help out with problems that residents have during the office hours, let people into their rooms who are locked out, help out the Residence Hall Director, give tours of the dorm (which includes going into people’s rooms). Personally I just got tired of all the ignorant and rude people during the housing tours and the massive amounts of room lock outs. 

Also $10 an hour isn’t that great of a pay and thats before taxes are taken out…… I make much more at my current job and you can easily find a job that pays more. 

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"Is this book dirty or is it art?"
— The struggles of buying a book on abstract photography

THIS SUMS UP MY PARSONS EXPERIENCE

Anonymous Asked
QuestionHow does applying for housing work? I get to pick which dorm I want to be in right? Answer

You can find all this information on the new school’s site. It depends which year you are.

For incoming freshman and transfers -  you submit a housing application with an application fee (I do remember how much this is but i think it is $150-200). You get to suggest which dorm and how many roommates you want. It is not guaranteed that you will into the dorm you want. The sooner you submit the application the better chance you have at getting what you want. 

For everyone else - you still have to submit the housing application along with application fee. If you can get enough friends together to fill an entire suite/room then you apply as a group. If you cannot get together enough friends then you go into a lottery and will receive a date and time where you go and pick your exact room, you cannot find out who your roommates when you pick your room so its kinda a shot in the dark.

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionSo I have registered for Fall 2014 and I already have my schedule. however I need to fix a class (because of commuting issues). Will I be marked absent if I change into a class that already started this Tuesday and wasn't registered in it until now? Answer

I believe so.

However, please contact your advisor about these concerns. I am just a student and I can’t with any certainty give you 100% correct information. You advisor can though.

In the future, do not turn to the internet regarding these sorts of issues. You’ll receive accurate answers quickly if you contact your advisor.

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QuestionGood luck in your first day!!!!! Hope you have a great semester!! xxxx Answer

Thank you xxxx

Anonymous Asked
QuestionWhen I went for my tour they said you could use different libraries like the one at NYU, have you used it? Answer

Yes, you can use other libraries. No I personally haven’t used them because I never go to the library.
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Anonymous Asked
QuestionIs it easy for someone straight to date at parsons? Answer

This is such a dumb question. Not everyone at parsons is gay/queer. You’ll be in NYC, there are plenty people to date.
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Saw this today on campus!!!!!

I unfortunately won’t be going to this since I have class during this time BUT if it gets out early I might make an appearance.