Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Thursday, August 5, 2010

2 weeks and counting...

It is hard to believe freshman orientation is just around the corner. The orientation programs kick off two weeks from today with an extended orientation for international students and the full orientation beginning two weeks from Sunday. Whats even harder to believe is that classes begin three weeks from today!!

We've been welcoming dozens of visitors to campus each day checking out WPI for the first time, but we haven't forgotten about the Class of 2014!! We've seen some of you on campus taking a peek at your residence hall, buying books, and just checking things out for one last time. In addition to these "unofficial" visits we've been happy to partner with the Alumni office to sponsor a number of BBQs for incoming students over the last couple of weeks. Several events were held across the Northeast, with the final event held last evening in Worcester. We had about 100 people in attendance. Over 25 incoming students attended, along with a number of parents and family members. It was great to see so many people in attendance and a great time was had by all!!

Enjoy the rest of the summer...we'll see you on campus soon.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

What to eat in Worcester

A question we often get is how is the food on campus? I'll have to say it's great. Lots of options in the dining halls, an on-campus pub, Dunkin Donuts, Quiznos and more!! But if that's not enough you don't have to wander far from campus to find great seafood at the Sole Proprietor, great pizza at Tech Pizza, and solid burgers at the Boynton, great sandwiches at New England Roast Beef, and for those venturing a bit further, classic hot dogs at Coney Island Hot Dogs right here in Worcester!!.

As you might guess from some of my favorites I am not a vegan or even a vegetarian, but for those of you who are take a closer look at Worcester...Earlier this month PETA named Worcester a top 10 veg-friendly small city in the US. Now I will have to admit I haven't been to many of the restaurants mentioned in the article, but it certainly is another testament to the great food one can find all over the city!!

Next time you visit campus just ask the Admissions Office for culinary suggestions...we'll be happy to help!!