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October 23

Fall Visit Day – 10/25/12

By jmceach

John McEachern, Director of Admissions

John McEachern, Director of Admissions

An invitation! I’m sure that you’ve heard from your counselors and countless college representatives that a visit to campus is perhaps the most important tool you have when narrowing your college list. When you visit a campus you get a sense of the vibe and you learn what’s important to the student body through demonstrations, performances, events, and conversations you overhear.

When you’re on your visit, you’ll get an opportunity to hear about what the university has to offer, not only from Admissions folks, but also from current students. You may get to cross paths with professors and you will definitely get to check out the facilities. You may even get an opportunity to grab a bite to eat from a dining hall or food court. Basically, you will have an opportunity to have all of your questions answered, and you’ll meet the people who will be reviewing your application. Not to mention, in our case, it gives you an excuse to come to one of the most dynamic, young, and exciting cities in the country.

Conveniently enough, we have an exciting program for you to consider. This Thursday, October 25, we will be hosting students and parents just like you to get a taste of BU during our Fall Visit Day. You will have the opportunity to hear from our Student Body President about what he thinks makes BU so great. You will hear from Assistant Professor Andrew West of the Astronomy Department, who will share what excites him about teaching BU undergraduates. You will get a glimpse into the admissions process and participate in evaluating three hypothetical students competing for admission. Hear from the Director of the Kilachand Honors College, Professor Charles Dellheim, about what makes our Honors College so unique. At the end of the campus tour, we’ll treat you and your family to lunch in one of our outstanding dining halls (I promise you won’t be disappointed). Finally, wrap up your day by visiting one of our nine undergraduate schools and colleges.

If October 25 doesn’t work for you, we welcome you to join us for our daily information session and campus tour. Check our website for a complete list of visit options and make sure that you register in advance. We hope to see you soon!

John McEachern, Director of Admissions
CAS ’99 and SED ’05


September 24

See you this fall

By Stacey Milton

It feels like we were just out on the road meeting with newly admitted Terriers, and yet our travels to meet with prospective BU applicants have begun yet again.

View from the T - a perfect fall day on campus

My colleagues are all across the country—and world—visiting students at high schools and holding special admissions events. Just last week, I was meeting with juniors and seniors in Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania. I was pleasantly surprised to see great numbers everywhere I went. It was a fun four days, even in spite of some wicked rain and flooding in Pottstown, PA. I’m thrilled that so many students are taking the time to learn more about BU, and I can’t wait to meet even more over the next two months.

This beautiful fall weekend in Boston was also quite BU-oriented. Boston University welcomed thousands of alumni back to campus for our annual Reunion Weekend. Kicking off the celebration on Saturday night was an impressive display of talent – from student choirs to the Boston Pops. I saw lots of familiar faces as different student groups were highlighted; our admissions volunteers really ARE involved in everything. I was super proud to see one our Admissions Ambassadors, Alison Weltman, representing the Community Service Center and announcing a 1 million hour student service pledge over the next five years.

Tomorrow, it’s back to eastern PA, my Admissions home-away-from-home (and for me, it really is home!). I’m looking forward to meeting many  interesting students thinking about BU.

And, if you happen to be in Tampa, FL; Warwick, RI; Long Island, NY; Troy, MI; or Portland, OR – we hope to see you Monday night at our BU Admissions event!

Dean Kenneth Elmore leads an impromptu Jeopardy match during Alumni Weekend's Celebration of BU

BU's Pep Band, bringing down the arena