University of California, San Diego


March 30, 2001


SUBJECT:  Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools Hosts
                     Admit Day 2001

Admitted freshmen and their families will "Discover UCSD!" on Admit Day, Saturday, April 7 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This event is an opportunity to showcase the UCSD campus, its academic departments, services and student organizations during the students important college decision-making period. Admit Day is expected to draw more than 8,000 visitors to UCSD for the day to attend presentations on a variety of university-related topics, visit their undergraduate college, talk with students and faculty, and tour the campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools and Associated Students of UCSD.

The day will open with a series of Welcome Sessions led by Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management/Registrar, Richard Backer and Director of Admissions and Relations with Schools, Mae Brown. Visitors will also be greeted at each Welcome Session by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Joseph Watson and Associated Students President, Doc Khaleghi. The five undergraduate colleges will then host guests in college overview sessions designed to introduce students and their parents to the college and its academic and extracurricular opportunities. Chancellor Robert Dynes will personally greet visitors in a "Meet the Chancellor" session from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Price Center Plaza. Campus tours and residence hall tours will be held throughout the day, along with tours of RIMAC, and various academic departments. From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., prospective students can meet representatives from student clubs and organizations along Library Walk. Academic departments and student services will join the Information Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Ongoing information sessions in Center Hall will cover housing and dining services, money matters, athletics and campus life. Faculty members from a variety of departments will discuss academic expectations, the many ways that students and faculty can interact, and opportunities for student involvement in faculty research.

"Admit Day is a very important day for UCSD. It offers the perfect venue for admitted students and their parents to meet with our faculty, staff, students and college administrators," says Mae Brown, UCSD s Director of Admissions and Relations with Schools. "And for the campus community, the event provides us with the opportunity to welcome these students to campus, and to show them why we are so proud of UCSD. Students continue to tell us that their decision to attend UCSD was solidified after having such a positive experience on Admit Day."

The five colleges will host the following activities and festivities in conjunction with Admit Day to highlight college life: Thurgood Marshall College Cultural Celebration; Eleanor Roosevelt College "Eleanor s Island"; John Muir College "Muir by the Sea"; Earl Warren College musical entertainment; and Revelle "Rockin Revelle". In addition, UCSD has the special honor of presenting a public theater/art performance by internationally renowned Native-American Indian artist, James Luna (Luiseno).

For more information about Admit Day, please contact Jaime Velasco or Shirley Balbin at 534-4831.

                                                Richard L. Backer
                                                Assistant Vice Chancellor