Alumni Family Day

Program Summary

Alumni Family Day (formerly Alumni Family Weekend) is an annual event for alumni and their children. The day’s programming gives students and parents a chance to learn more about the admission process. We feature a panel discussion of admission deans from a host of colleges and universities, a workshop on effective essay writing and a mock evaluation of admission cases to give participants a better understanding of all the factors that affect an admission decision. Participation in the program has no bearing on a candidate’s admission to the University. We host the program because we think the weekend is informative and valuable for families engaged in the college search process.

Alumni Family Day – Monday, June 13, 2016

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should students attend Alumni Family Day?

Students should attend Alumni Family Day when they are ready and interested in learning more about the admission process. The majority of students who attend are typically rising juniors.

Do parents attend all events?

Yes, parents and students attend all events.

What is the dress code?

Wear whatever you’d like for the program. Bring a sweater if air conditioning chills you.

Tentative Schedule

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
8:00-8:30 a.m. Optional Dorm Tour
8:30-9:15 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
9:15-9:30 am. Introductions
9:30-10:15 a.m. The College Search and Admission Basics – Doug Hartog, Senior Associate Dean
10:15-11:15 a.m. Effective Essay Writing – Ryan Hargraves, Senior Associate Dean
11:15-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – Admission Directors from Various Colleges and Universities
12:30-1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:30-2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – Students Discuss the College Search and Admission Process
2:00-3:30 p.m. Evaluation of Admission Cases
3:30-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Refreshments
4:00-5:00 p.m. Optional Tour of Grounds