Saturday, June 12, 2010

College Program CHAOS

Okay so a few crazy things have happened to CPers since June started.

1) Room mate matching opened up

Room mate matching means Disney will find a room mate for you. They look at your arrival date, your role, and your age and match you with another CPer. I did not opt into this (so I thought) because I wanted to find my own room mate (And I did, Hi Michelle!). Imagine my surprise when I get an e-mail from Disney Housing telling me about my new room mate. She seemed really nice and she sent me an e-mail but I already had a room mate. So I got in touch with her, explained the situation, and then opted out. After that I quickly contacted Michelle and asked for her application number so that I could request her as my room mate. I did this, and now Michelle is my OFFICIAL room mate! YAY!

But how did I opt in? I thought I had said no earlier and told them I was picking my own room mate. Well, apparently I opted in. This happened to several other people. Your options weren't explained very well. But it's all good now.

2) Disney sent out an e-mail asking if anyone wanted to switch from August 9th to September 6th.

This caused CHAOS on Facebook. Luckily, my awesome room mates warned me about it before I even GOT the e-mail. I'm not sure if September 6th is a new date that they added or if they just over booked people on the 9th. Either way this e-mail caused a few panic attacks. Some people thought Disney wasn't really asking, and they were just notifying us of the switch. Some people thought they were politely saying "You MUST change dates."

Whatever they were requesting I'm not changing my date. I'm going insane waiting for August. I do not want to add ANY days to my countdown. I WILL be there on August 9th, and hopefully I'll see a lot of you there.

On a more personal update note.

I no longer need to worry about Financial Aid. As long as the school knows my situation THEY will take care of it. I've also been given permission by my parents to opt out of my federal work study. Mom said I should spend the last semester completely focused on schoolwork and enjoying my last semester.

And I'm all for it.

Alright, well, that's all for now folks!

Have a magical day!


Megan said...

Everyone checking in August got the email. The email said contact Disney IF you want to change your date. A lot of people asked what to do if they didn't want to change their date, LOL. Don't respond. I thought the email was pretty clear about that.

Logan said...

haha, yeah I wasn't planning on responding. I knew that's what they meant. I just think the chaos that e-mail caused is hilarious :)

Anonymous said...

The chaos just proves that people don't read carefully and jump to conclusions. I also thought it was pretty clear that 9/6 was just a new date and that they were giving the opportunity to everyone. Imagine if they only contacted a few people.

I think it was nice of them to give that option to those that wanted it.

People shouldn't freak. Disney tells you what you need to know when you need to know it.

Those that freaked are morons.

Molly said...

Agree! It was quite funny watching the chaos!