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To commute?

Old 04-29-2008 at 08:56 PM   #1
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To commute?
Hello is it a really, a really bad idea to commute to Mcmaster from Mississauga? I am doing first yr life science in September if that helps... and I really would like to be home for most days by 6 pm... is that realistic? I dont care if that meant I would have to be school at some ungodly hour. Should I just rez? (I don't really want to though... lol its okay if I don't make a bajillion friends in first year...)

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Old 04-30-2008 at 12:07 PM   #2
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Depending on your class schedule, commuting can be really difficult.

Some days you will start at 8:30am, and it's likely you may not finish until 10pm if you have night class. This means you'll be at school for over 12 hours on these days.

Or, you could have the flip side where you have one class, and then an hour or two (or more) break inbetween. It's not worth it to go home, but it's irritating to stay on campus.

The commute itself (depending on where in Mississauga and what method of transportation you're taking) can also be up to an hour, one way. That can be a 15.5 hour day...not fun in the least.

Meanwhile, it can be a lot cheaper, as you may not have to pay for room and board as well as food if you commute.
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I know a lot of people who take the GO bus and don't have any complaints. It goes right into Mac, so no big deal. Just means waking up early so you don't miss your bus! (people in res can be lazy and sleep in.. and still make it in one time lol)

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