Stay-at-Home Son wrote:I'm a little late to the party here, congrats all.
Anyone going to the 3/29-3/30 Admitted Students program? I can only make the second day - can't take that much time off work. To those who've gone in the past, would you say only attending one out of the two days makes any difference? And more generally, any tips/what should I expect?
If they've kept the program similar to last year, then the second day is a "choose-your-adventure" sort of day. Some programming in the morning, and then a bunch of options on what to do with the rest of your time. I think you'll miss the mock class, which I think (?) was on the first day for my class, but you'll be able to sit in on a real class the second day. The second day has housing visits, smaller-group talks with administration (re clerkships, clinics, externships, etc.), so on so forth. I think that the second day is actually the better of the two for getting a sense of what it's really like to be a student here, whereas the first day is all the flash and flair of a recruiting event. It's a pity that you'll miss the first night happy hour, though, as that's one of the better opportunities to talk and socialize with the other incoming students (not that there won't be other opportunities, but that's at least where I met many of my friends that I continue to hang out with now).
Thanks for the input. Judging by the breakdown below, the second day sounds similar to what you're describing. If I make it to the city on Wednesday night, it would only be for the happy hour, which, as I'm typing this, is really the most appealing part anyway.
8:15–9:30 a.m. Registration
8:45–10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception with Administrators, Faculty, and Current Students
10:10–12:40 p.m. Coffee Chats with Faculty and Administrators
12:10–1:10 p.m. Lunch with Current Students
1:15–2:00 p.m. Student Panel
2:30–3:15 p.m. Q&A Session with Financial Aid
2:30–4:00 p.m. University Apartment Viewing
2:30–3:30 p.m. Academic and Professional Office Hours
2:50–8:10 p.m. Opportunity to Visit Classes
4:00–5:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception
6:00 p.m. After Hours with Student Organizations