MORE THAN 3,500 PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND PARENTS EXPECTED FOR CU’S ADMITTED STUDENT DAY ON APRIL 2
High school seniors from as far away as Hawaii and Vermont and as close as Boulder and Denver will be on the University of Colorado Boulder campus for Admitted Student Day on Saturday, April 2.
More than 3,500 prospective students and their parents are expected for the daylong event, according to Kevin MacLennan, director of admissions.
“We’re excited to welcome this outstanding group of students and their families to the CU-Boulder campus for Admitted Student Day,” MacLennan said. “This program provides students and their families the chance to explore the academic opportunities at our world-class institution as well as connect with faculty and staff.”
After registering, picking up an agenda and meeting Ralphie, CU’s live mascot, students will attend the Welcome Pep Rally from 8 to 8:40 a.m. in the Coors Events Center. The pep rally will include a welcome by Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano followed by entertainment from CU’s spirit squad, members of the Golden Buffalo marching band and the mascot Chip.
The rest of the day is structured so that attendees can explore academic and student life interests. A full range of activities across campus has been planned in order to give students who have been admitted the opportunity to find if CU is the “right fit” for their college experience, said Cara Ray, a senior assistant director of admissions who organized the event.
Tours will be offered of the campus, residence hall rooms, the Engineering Center, the Koelbel Business Building and selected academic facilities, and the Center for Community will have an open house so guests can explore the many student support services. Participants also will have the opportunity to confirm their intent to enroll, sign up for housing, and talk with financial aid counselors.
A wide variety of information sessions also will be offered throughout the day, including: Navigating Your Academic Experience; Life in the Residence Halls; Academic Support Services; Safety, Security and Student Responsibilities on Campus; and Academic, Cultural and Social Support for Diversity. An information fair will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Coors Events Center where current students associated with clubs, organizations and residential academic programs will be available.
Activities such as recreation center classes, music performances, films and museum open houses also will be available to attendees.