Stardefender1 wrote:Are you bringing your parents as guests to one of admitted students open houses?
There are people on this board that are super against bringing parents to stuff but I'm going to disagree. I'd say don't bring them into a classroom or anything like that but if they want to come on the tour or sit in on a Q&A with admissions or just look around on their own, shouldn't be a problem.
I went to one of the open houses with a friend who was admitted last year and there were PLENTY of people who had parents come along. IIRC, there were even a set of separate panels specifically for parents. My guess is that parents absolutely don't need to go, but if you'd like them to come along with you to help you make what is a pretty big decision or if they're insisting, you don't need to worry about it - it seemed totally kosher last year, and I'm sure it will be again.
(as an aside, it WAS pretty funny to listen to a small handful of the parents talk in the lobby -- they were doing that thing where they were trying to one-up each other based on their kid's accomplishments while there were other things going on for the admitted students. Lots of "oh, well, Dave is an EAGLE SCOUT who cured cancer as his final project" "wow that's amazing! Julia just got back from two years living in the woods among the animals and figured out the meaning of life" "wow what an experience, but that's nothing like Kate, who just..."
Outside looking in, it was pretty cute tbh)