Alumni Family Weekend

Program Summary

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 Weekend 2017

Thursday, June 15 – Friday, June 16, 2017

Please check back April 1, 2017 to register

Frequently Asked Questions

When should students attend Alumni Family Weekend?

Students should attend Alumni Family Weekend 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

5:00-6:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
5:30-6:30 p.m. Optional Tour of Grounds
6:30 p.m. Deans Welcome
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:30 p.m. Dinner Guest Speaker
8:00-9:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
9:00-9:50 a.m. Panel Discussion: The College Search and Admission Basics
10:00-10:50 a.m. Effective Essay Writing
11:00-11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion: Admission Directors from Various Colleges and Universities
12:00-1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Evaluation of Admission Cases