There is a lot of excitement on campus this week as students gear up for midterms and look forward to next week’s Spring Break! In the midst of all of the craziness between studying for three midterms, writing a 10-page paper (yikes!) and fulfilling all of my obligations to clubs, teacher candidacy, education observations, etc., I miraculously found time to participate in an amazing Admissions event for accepted students.
On Monday night, I was given the exciting opportunity to head over to my home-state to serve on the panel for the Northern New Jersey Yield Reception! At the panel, accepted students from Northern New Jersey could come get a taste of what Scranton is really like. Essentially, we brought Scranton to New Jersey!
At 3PM on Monday afternoon, I went on a road trip with two other current students and Kelly Connor (who actually is the Admissions Counselor that runs this awesome blog!!) Driving to and from New Jersey with them was a ton of fun! (We blasted 80’s music the whole way home and I was jamming out!)
As families came into the reception, we greeted and mingled with them, answering any questions and talking up Scranton to the max! Before the reception began, we played a slide-show which showed off just how beautiful our campus is! (I swear, I could look at pictures of Scranton’s gorgeous campus all day!)
The night began with an awesome presentation given by Joe Roback, the Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment. He definitely got the crowd excited as he spoke all about Scranton’s Freshman Move-In Day, Freshman Orientation, and a ton of other great programs that the UofS puts on.
After the presentation, Joe provided the audience with the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about the UofS to the panel. The panel consisted of myself and two other current UofS students, two alumni and two parents of current students.
It was so much fun to answer questions and share with the accepted students and their families why I love the University of Scranton so darn much! I honestly could talk about the U for hours on end without getting sick of it. I truly have so much love for the University of Scranton, and I feel so incredibly blessed that I was able to share my experiences with so many perspective students!!
I am constantly inspired by how enthusiastic perspective students are about attending the University of Scranton. Their passion for the U helps fuel mine, as they constantly remind me of all the reasons I love this amazing school. Participating in events like the Northern New Jersey Yield Reception panel continue to solidify that Scranton is the best school ever! (maybe I’m a little biased…but really, what’s not to love?! )
Well, that’s all for this week! I hope everyone has a lovely Spring Break! Good luck to all of the accepted students I met on Monday night, and to everyone else who was accepted to the University of Scranton! Choosing a college is scary and difficult…the best thing you can do is follow your heart – And I can honestly say that my heart belongs to the University of Scranton.
Have a lovely week!