Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Addition to the Office

There was lots of excitement in the office today as our newest addition to the building was delivered, our WPImap kiosk. This Interactive Project was just completed by two WPI juniors and advised by faculty in the computer science department, with a bit of input from the Office of Admissions:)

At a quick glance you might think you are looking at an arcade game, but the kiosk actually houses a 3D virtual map of the WPI campus and allows the user to walk around WPI’s campus in a virtual setting. If that’s not enough fun for you, you can hop on a Segway and take a virtual tour of campus complete with 7 minutes of audio.

It's a great addition to the building and we are looking forward to sharing this with prospective students and their families. If you are on campus make sure you come by and check it out, it's a most impressive example of our student's work!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring, Scholarships, and the Red Sox

So is Spring almost here? Well with the clocks springing back it was nice to actually get home before the sun set…well just barely!

I hope you have been checking out a couple of our other blogs as well. Visit admissions.wpi.edu and check out Adam’s Blog and some of the WPI student blogs. The student blogs are centered on the project experience and typically change every couple of months as students come and go from our project centers around the US and around the world. Jeremy will be getting his started this week from Denmark…be sure to check it out.

If you are waiting to hear your application decision just hang in there. Decision letters will be going out by the end of the month. The admissions staff will be spending lots of quality time with me these next couple of weeks as we meet in committee to make our final decisions on all the regular decision applications.

We’ve been getting some questions about scholarship notification. Just to remind everyone some scholarship letters are mailed with decisions, but others come a week or two later. The scholarship committees are busy meeting as well, but until they know who we are going to admit they can’t finish their job!!

It is worth mentioning that we still have applications that are incomplete and can’t be reviewed for admission. We are trying to contact you!! However between e-mail blockers, caller id, and spam filters it’s not always easy to reach you. If you think you might be one of the applicants we are trying to chase down give us a call or check your application status on-line.

So you’ve been admitted and still aren’t sure if WPI is for you? Join one of the many Facebook groups, “I’ve been admitted to WPI” or “WPI Class of 2012” to chat with other accepted students. Check out the admitted student section of the admissions web site and make your plans for our Closer Look program in April. Closer Look will give you that last chance to see the campus, meet the professors, and of course sample the food one more time.

Finally, I will have to admit there haven't been many comments so far on my blog (thanks to Kushi for getting the comments started!!). So any thoughts on the Red Sox chances this year? Maybe this will spur some conversations;)

To all you seniors, have a great Spring and go Sox!!