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CU's admitted student day brings in potential new students
The University of Colorado held its third annual Admitted Student Day on Saturday to help introduce the school and campus to thousands of high school seniors from all over the country. This event is put on by CU's Office of Admissions in order to allow admitted students the opportunity to figure out if Boulder is the right place for their next four years of school.
Over 4,500 students and parents attended the event this year, marking the largest Admitted Student Day to date. After having success with the program over the last two years, Cara Ray, senior assistant director of admissions, plans to keep organizing the event for years to come.
"It worked really well, we've got great feedback on it and people were excited to come so we have kept doing it," said Ray.
After registering and picking up a schedule, the students and parents attended a pep rally inside Coors Event Center. The program held events throughout the day which students could attend here on campus.
"We have some breakout sessions so information about academic programs on the campus and student life," said Ray. "We have things such as study abroad, career services and honors programs."
Tours were also given throughout the day of the campus, residence halls, the Engineering Center, the Koelbel Business building and other selected academic facilities.
Most students found the event very helpful in deciding what college is best for them.
"It helps the incoming students not be so afraid because they get to meet people and get to see the campus and be kind of aware of what they're coming into," said Shannon Lembeck, an admitted student to CU.
Admitted CU student Brianna Majewski said, "It kind of warms them up, you come with your parents and kind of see the other students and just get a feel for the campus and everything so it's a good thing to be at."
"This program provides students and their families the chance to explore the academic opportunities at our world-class institution as well as connect with faculty and staff," said Kevin MacLennan, director of admissions.