I just got the call from Craig this afternoon as well! I had also sent in an email about the Rubenstein, and he referenced it and said he had good news. I sort of went nuts. He asked if I had any questions, and I said I was too happy to ask anything intelligent. I see that a bunch of you have visited Yale already. I'll be going this week. For those of you who have visited already, is there anything I should make sure to do while there? What experiences while visiting were especially valuable in helping you make an admissions decision? What were your visiting experiences like?
First off, congrats!! And yeah, I agree with AP - it's a feeling of disbelief that lingers!
I visited recently and loved my visit, though I didn't exactly get to "do" much while I was there - I took a tour and had time to walk around the city, but I think my favorite part of the visit and what solidified my decision was getting to sit in the law school with current students and talk casually with them about their experience for over an hour. The students answered all my questions happily and encouraged me to ask whatever I wanted - at the end of the day I felt completely comfortable there and was sold on the decision (though I was already leaning strongly towards Yale anyways). Again, if you want more detailed info or maybe some pictures, I'll be glad to respond with specifics over PM.
For those of you who were just admitted, I'd also recommend checking out the videos of some of the Q & A's that happened over the past three days that should be posted on the Facebook page, especially the one today from current students. There have also been (less exciting, but helpful) Q&A's recorded from career services and the financial aid office with good information as well.