If anyone is wondering what it's like to drive in Cambridge/Boston - it SUCKS! until you learn your way around, it's terrible and scary. The intersections are mazes, the streets aren't labeled clearly if at all, they wind and turn and you often can't drive back the same way you came (See if you can get back on Mass Ave going towards campus from Somerville Ave in Porter Square). I got a rental just so I could move in and get stuff/furniture...and it has made me SO HAPPY that I didn't bring my car. I drive like a beast in Los Angeles and Atlanta - cities that are way bigger and have brutal traffic - but Cambridge pretty much pwned me today.
Hahah, yeah. Have you been on Storrow Drive yet? Because if you haven't, avoid it at all costs. It once took me two hours to find a place that was five miles away because of that damned road. I should have walked.
do off-campus students get HLS mailboxes too, or are those only for students living in the dorms?
I have a vague idea that us off campus folks will be getting HLS mailboxes, but that's just something I think I heard on the tour, and is very possibly wrong.
BTW, how many of us are in the neighborhood already?