If the higher powers are in your favor and you're sorted into Kirkland, you'll find yourself in an awesome location on the River right next to the Square. Your next three years will consist of participating in quirky traditions such as Secret Santa Week and Boat Club as part of a tight-knit community.
Listen, it's COLD. To all you New Englanders waxing poetic about the winter of 2008 anytime I complain about the current temperatures, please. Just let me have this. For all of us not from the East Coast, join me in commiserating in the never-ending Boston winter.