Prospective students visiting Saturday
September 22, 2017
Blue & Golden attracts students, families for an open house
On Saturday, Sept. 23, about four thousand prospective students and parents, curious about the programs and services offered at the University of Delaware, will visit campus and enjoy a day packed with information sessions and tours.
Every college at UD will offer a detailed information session on admission requirements for their majors as well as an overview of the courses and programs they offer. In addition to the seven colleges, the University of Delaware Honors Program and the World Scholars Program will offer presentations on their respective programs.
The day begins with presentations by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, offering advice and guidance on UD’s application process. Located in various buildings around campus, these presentations run concurrent with information sessions on all 150-plus majors.
Throughout the day, staff from admissions and the UD tour guides, Blue Hen Ambassadors, will be on hand to direct guests to where they need to go.
After the information sessions, there will be various other opportunities for students and parents to get a sense of what it’s like to be a Blue Hen. Chief among them, Fest-O-Fall, a marketplace of programs at UD. In the Trabant multipurpose rooms, Fest-O-Fall will feature booths staffed by Career Services, Study Abroad, Student Financial Services, Residence Life and Housing, Institute for Global Studies and the Center for Health Professionals, among others. Parents and students can speak with representatives to answer questions on everything from housing to health to the various student organizations on campus.
While Fest-O-Fall is in full swing, visitors can head to presentations given by admissions staff specific to transfer students and Delaware residents. Guests could also step across campus for tours of the resident halls or an open house at one of the Lerner College of Business & Economics programs. At Vita Nova visitors can get a look at a student-operated, fine-dining restaurant, while at the Geltzeiler Trading Center they will be shown around UD’s operational Wall Street trading floor. Tours of the general campus will also be offered, leaving from Gore Hall and led by the Blue Hen Ambassadors.
Early check-in for out-of-town guests begins at 6 p.m. on Friday at the University Visitors Center. On Saturday, check-in for Blue & Golden will take place in Trabant at 8:30 a.m.