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Old 02-27-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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I did my M.A. at UConn. Storrs is a bit rural, but the scenery is beautiful in the fall. I do recommend you visit the state and campus before you make a final decision. If you decide to attend UConn, Vernon (15-20 min from campus) might be a good place to find an apartment. Good luck on your studies!
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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wstvs,
Hello to you. Your question is silly so I will ignore it. Please give specific examples of the "tons" of things to do in Storrs. If students party because "it's fun" then there would be a similar level of partying across the board in all colleges. This is not the case. Can you explain why?
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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If students party because "it's fun" then there would be a similar level of partying across the board in all colleges. This is not the case. Can you explain why?
I admit I had to laugh at this, do you really think there are colleges where kids don't party? I say this as a parent with kids in college. Look at the New Haven area college kids, with "tons" of stuff to do, they don't party, noooooooo.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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Yes there are schools were kids don't party to the same level as they do at UConn. I don't have to think it because I know it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to stay in Florida?
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Out of curiosity, when you guys say it is "humid" in CT, would you say it is comparable to Florida or Louisiana humidity? I'm just trying to get an idea. I know in Austin people complain about the humidity here, which I feel is nothing compared to La.

If it is as humid there as Louisiana then I don't know why there are not more AC units in the multi family homes. The place I'm renting will not have central air, so I am trying to get an idea of what summers are like.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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No, it's not humid like Louisiana at least not steady. If it is it's only for short periods over 3 months. It has the potential but let's not get into extremes.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to stay in Florida?

yeah, but i hate florida. boring and hot. i want snow! lol.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: W. Hartford, CT
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Out of curiosity, when you guys say it is "humid" in CT, would you say it is comparable to Florida or Louisiana humidity? I'm just trying to get an idea. I know in Austin people complain about the humidity here, which I feel is nothing compared to La.

If it is as humid there as Louisiana then I don't know why there are not more AC units in the multi family homes. The place I'm renting will not have central air, so I am trying to get an idea of what summers are like.
No way does CT have comparable humidity to the deep South. Dewpoint, rather than the misleading % relative humidity, is the best measure. Last summer I could count on one hand the days with dewpoint > 70 F. Those would be the days when you walk outside in the morning and your glasses steam up. I had a couple of summer jobs in Dallas & Houston where this would happen routinely.

Even the days with humidity, at least here in central CT, are often breezy and don't feel that bad.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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Louisiana is the worse! During those steamy, hot summer months you always have a layer of sweat....even freshly out of the shower. The windows even "sweat". I never realized how thick the air feels there until I moved away. Unfortunately, it is also the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos! Houston's weather feels similar.

Oh, and let me not forget to mention my hair in Louisiana! Frizzy and unmanageable....so when people talk about the humidity in CT, it makes me wonder what I'm getting myself into ;-)
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