Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Monday, February 18, 2008

Winter Preview

Here in New England, and in many other states across the country, many high schools are closed for the week for Winter Vacation....enjoy the break!!

Over 375 students kicked off their break by attending our Winter Preview event on Sunday. This visit program allowed students admitted through our early action program the chance to spend some time on campus getting to know some current WPI students, as well as many other high school seniors who are considering making WPI their college of choice.

When you include parents and family members over 1,000 people were on campus Sunday. We welcomed visitors from over 25 states and I was happy to recognize some of our distance travelers during the opening, including students from Alaska and France.

There was no shortage of questions for our panelists yesterday. Panels throughout the day consisted of WPI students, faculty and staff. Many of the panelists were also available later in the day in the Bartlett Center for Q & A. Some of the most popular questions centered around WPI's Interactive and Major Projects, the Global Perspectives Program, the transition from high school to college, time management, career and grad school opportunities and the availability of faculty.

If you weren't able to get your question answered just post something here and I'll try to address it in a future posting. If you weren't able to attend Winter Preview no worries....there are lots of additional visit options coming up for both admitted and prospective students.

Also check out our newly re-launched chat board (http://admissions.wpi.edu/chat.html). You can be one of the first to post!!

We also currently have two students completing project work off-campus and sharing their experiences through their blogs. Tom and Shannon are posting weekly and have been able to showcase some great pictures as well. They are working in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong respectively. Check out admissions.wpi.edu/Blog/.