Alumni Family Days

Alumni Family Days is the University’s annual event for alumni and their children designed to give students and parents a chance to learn more about the college admission process.  We feature a panel discussion of admission deans from a host of college and universities and a workshop on effective essay writing.  In addition, we offer a mock evaluation of admission cases to give participants an understanding of 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 it is informative and valuable for families engaged in the college search and application process.

Alumni Family Days 2020

Thursday, June 18–Friday, June 19, 2020
Alumni Hall

Registration will open soon.  Please return to this page after March 2nd to register your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should students attend Alumni Family Days?
Students should attend Alumni Family Days whenever 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 would like for the program. Bring a sweater if air conditioning chills you.

Tentative Schedule

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Optional Tour of Grounds
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Welcome & Dinner
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Survey of the Admission Landscape
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Students Reflect on the College Application and Admission Process
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Effective Essay Writing
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion with Admission Directors from Various Colleges and Universities
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Evaluation of Admission Cases
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks