On Sunday, UVM hosted its first open house of this season for students and families – it was an exciting day! We welcomed more than 800 students and their families who spent a beautiful day in Burlington. Ira Allen Chapel was filled; the Davis Center was humming with conversation.
As I mentioned previously, the campus visit continues to be one of the most important elements of the college search. How can you make the most of that visit? Here are a couple of suggestions:
- Make a reservation when that is an option. When we expect you, we can serve you better.
- Be sure you take part in the official visit – tour, information session, interview – whatever the school offers. It is important to hear the official message and learn information about the admissions process.
- Whenever possible, connect with current students from your area. It is a great way to get a perspective about a university from those who know where you are coming from.
- Take notes, take pictures, use your smart phone to record portions of the visit – as distinctive as we are, it is easy to mix up campuses after a few visits.
- Get the business card of someone from the admissions office of the schools you visit – being able to make that direct contact with questions is invaluable.
- Take part in student life – eat in the dining hall, visit the places where students hang out, attend a concert or sporting event – things that can be best done when classes are in session.
We’d love to see you on campus. Come and visit us! Make your reservation today.