Today we welcomed another 750 students and parents to campus for our fourth (of eight) admitted student visit days. Students started the day listening to the Top Cats, learning more about the university’s direction from Vice President Chris Lucier, visiting each of the academic units and exploring campus buildings, residence halls and dining halls. I was walking up the stairs of the Davis Center with one of our admitted students. When I asked how her day was going, she shared, “This is my dream school.” When I asked why she liked UVM, she said, “It’s so beautiful here. Plus you have great classes and people are so friendly. I feel really comfortable here.” This really does sum up why students are choosing to come to UVM. And making a stop at Rally is a great way to celebrate on UVM’s campus.
In the next few days, admitted students should receive a letter from President Sullivan outlining a new initiative focusing on further expanding experiential learning and career services. This new commitment is a great step forward in bolstering our already active commitment to activity in the form of service learning, internships and study abroad that gives students an ideal compliment to classroom learning.
Nineteen students attending today’s ASV committed to UVM before they left campus. More will decide to do the same when they get home. Students are paying their acceptance fee every day. There is still time for all students to do the same. All students have three weeks, until May 1, to make a decision. Ready to join the Class of 2017? Join the UVM community!