Admitted students welcomed on campus for Admitted Students’ Day

Megan Brown, News Editor

Sunday, April 8, marked the Admitted Students’ Open House for the class of 2023. The day began at 8:30 a.m. for registration and breakfast and was filled with opportunities for the incoming students to get a glimpse of undergraduate life before they make Union their own in the fall.

Everyone from on campus faculty, to students that work in admissions, helped put the day together setting up tables, putting together events, giving tours and making all of the students feel welcome.

Union College Admissions Ambassador Mady Whitney ’21 said that she loves getting to meet prospective students and tell them more about all the Union has to offer. “I really enjoy working these events as an ambassador because I like seeing and hearing how excited the accepted students are and helping them realize if Union is the place for them.”

In Whitney’s student group, was prospective student Leigha Dear. Dear mentioned how excited she was when she received her regular decision acceptance letter, and how she was very thrilled to be on campus and get another taste of what life is like at Union.

“My favorite part was probably the breakfast because it was a really good chance to talk and get to know a bunch of the other people who were considering Union,” Dear mentioned.

All of the activities that Admitted Students Day has planned are created so that not only prospective students get a chance to meet and speak with people already affiliated with the school, but so they can also get to know one another.

Like Whitney, Zelda Clegg ’21 is also a Union College Admissions Ambassador. When asks what she likes most about her job she said, “I like how it gave students the opportunity to get to know kids who could possibly be in their class and see them begin to form their own Union connection.”

“It was a really enjoyable day for the current students, faculty and administration to meet many prospective students as they finalize their college decision. Many have visited before, so it is a great opportunity for the admitted students to get a further in-depth feel of the academics and campus life by sitting in on a class, touring campus again, having lunch with Union community members and attending other programs offered by Admissions throughout the day,” said Head Tennis Coach Brian Bowman.

Nicole Cornell ’21 recalls the time she got to participate in Admitted Students Day as a prospective student herself. She mentioned how she really enjoyed getting to eat lunch with, at the time, President Stephen Charles Ainlay. Cornell also said how she liked getting to know more people and that she appreciated how her parents had got to come to see Union too since they had come with her.

Cam Cain ’21 and member of the football team also participated in Admitted Students Day last year. He mentioned how he really liked getting to know the coaches on top of meeting new teammates.

The day wrapped with a lunch and campus life expo where students had the opportunity to sit with faculty in their areas of academic interests and talk to current students.