Late March is always an active time at the College of Charleston.
Each year, nearly 1,000 prospective students and their families come to campus for Accepted Student Weekend (March 24-25, 2017), to get a better sense of the College, its faculty, programs and facilities. That’s nearly 3,000 people.
Now in its ninth year, Accepted Student Weekend hosts prospective students and their families from across the country. These individuals will take campus tours, visit residence halls, meet professors, participate in panel discussions and get an unfiltered view of life at the College.
This year, for the first time, the Office of Admissions has split the event into two sessions — one on Friday and another on Saturday — according to admissions counselor Dakota Flynn ’13 who is co-organizing Accepted Student Weekend with Devan Crowe ’10, associate director of admissions and recruitment events.
“We’ve experienced great success in allowing our prospective student guests to create their own schedules for admissions events,” Flynn says. “Attendees now have the latitude to take in whatever sessions matter most to them throughout their stay.”
He adds, “For instance, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each morning, there’s a panel discussion on Greek Life happening, and at the same time, there’s also a panel discussion on campus Army ROTC involvement. So, the students and their families can opt for whichever session interests them the most.”
On Friday evening, Flynn says, a festive block party is planned outside the admissions office.
“It’s the perfect opportunity for those attending on Friday to wrap up their visit and for those who will be attending on Saturday to kick off their stay,” he says.
Learn more about Accepted Student Weekend here.