Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Movies and FAQs

Happy Saturday everyone!! The sun has finally come out and it’s over 50 degrees, who can ask for more...

Things are quieting down in the office just a bit before our visit programs kick in this week. I actually had the chance to sneak in a couple of movies last night; No Country for Old Men and The Queen. I’ll have to admit with all the hype surrounding No Country, I was a bit disappointed. Now I had no idea what to expect from The Queen (My wife’s choice) but I’ll say it was pretty darn good. Two thumbs up!! Michael Clayton is on deck for tonight.

We were open this morning (and will be open the next 5 Saturdays) and welcomed over 30 families to campus. I had the chance to chat with families from New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, and London, England…I hope everyone had a great visit.

A couple of items that have been popping up in the admissions in-box and elsewhere….

Deposits – If they are postmarked by May 1st you are all set!!

Housing Selection – NEW this year – Students do not select a specific residence hall. Instead you will let the residential services staff know the type of hall you would like, big, small, co-ed, etc and they will look to match you up with a roommate(s) with similar interests, as well as with someone looking for the same type of living environment. This is new, so if you visited in the past you may have heard something a bit different. We are excited about this new process and think it will work great for students.

Pre-Professional Programs – Lots of great options at WPI. Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Law and Pre-Dental. There seems to be some concern among some admitted students that choosing a pre-professional program might delay graduation or that it will take you 5 years to compete. Not at all true. Students in those programs are on 4-year tracks and will beginning submitting applications to their professional schools early in their senior year.

That’s all for now….Keep the comments coming.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008


A quick word of congrats to all of our admitted students!! I hope to see many of you on campus for a visit in April...the weather will improve, I promise:)

Go Sox!!