Maybe I will end up loving Philly, but right now my ambivalence is about the fact that every picture of the city I see that's not either Penn-related or major-historical-sight related seems kind of run down and depressed (in an economical sense, but also I think that can lead to a certain depressing kind of aura). I asked my friend living there to go around town and take a bunch of pictures of various places: the grass in the parks seems to be brown rather than lush, the buildings seem to be needing a lot of touch-ups, and the streets seem kind of empty.I'm used to living in a very crowded and intense city and Philly (again, just from pictures) seems to feel a bit empty, almost lonely. But everybody who's actually spent time there says that it's not that bad or even that it's great, as lovebutton did. So I'm looking forward to being wrong!
Someone in admissions told me we won't be able to waive the insurance until the 14th or 15th of this month.
Thanks for the tip re finding section early! I creeped the 2010 FB group, and it seems that it was in the Penn Portal. After they logged in, the section/courses showed up in the bottom left hand corner (where it says "My Courses"). Mine doesn't have anything yet, but it looks like that was in August last year.I'm excited about pre-orientation and orientation. I don't see a description anywhere of what the service event will be this year, but I'll be there. Anyone else wishing we could fast forward a few weeks here?!Question: Who are Morris Fellows? ie. is this part of a 1L program, or an orientation thing?