University of California, San Diego
March 19, 2003
ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD
SUBJECT: THE UCSD OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS AND RELATIONS WITH SCHOOLS AND
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2003
Admitted freshmen and their families will "Discover UCSD!" on Admit Day, Saturday, April 12 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 up to 15,000 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 Mae Brown and Nathan Evans, Director and Associate Director of Admissions and Relations with Schools, respectively. Visitors will also be greeted at each Welcome Session by Dr. Joseph Watson, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs; and Jenn Brown, Associated Students President. The six 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. Each will also host activities and festivities to give visitors a glimpse of college life, and offer newly admitted students a chance to chat with current students.
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, majors, 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 an exciting opportunity for admitted freshmen and their parents to meet with our faculty, staff, students and college administrators. And for the campus community, the event provides us with the chance to welcome these students and their families to campus, and to show them why UCSD is so special. Students continue to tell us that their decision to attend UCSD was solidified after having such a positive experience on Admit Day.
For more information about Admit Day, please contact Michele Edwards or Shirley Balbin-Stacher at 534-4831.