Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Early to Bed Early to Rise

Tomorrow will be our first admitted student event of the year at WPI. We are expecting approximately 400 students at the Winter Preview event from across the country tomorrow, including a number of students from the west coast. It will be an early morning for many families as they head to campus for 9AM registration....but a great day is planned and we'll be there ready and waiting.

We'll be handing out a few prizes during the opening remarks...one for the student coming the greatest distance and one for the first student to arrive tomorrow...so if you happen to be reading this tonight get an early start:)


Monday, February 8, 2010

Visitors from China

On Friday the Office of Admissions welcomed 28 students from China to campus. In addition a handful of teachers and parents joined the group for a full day on campus. All students attend the High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University and are part of the new IB program at the school. The Director of College Counseling, Bruce Hammond, organized the trip. We were pleased that they were able to include WPI in their plans as they were only in the Boston area for a short time.

In addition to a campus tour, information session and lunch, the students had a chance to split up into small groups and chat with both admissions staff and current WPI students on topics ranging from the admissions process to student life at a US university. A couple of current WPI students, who had attended the High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University, also joined for some Q & A.

A great day was had by all and we hope to see some of these juniors in high school applying to WPI next year.