In thinking about what to write for the blog this week, I looked for inspiration in our blog archives (which, if you have not checked out yet, is a treasure trove of interesting stories and helpful admission tips!). I came across a post that one of my colleagues, Lynn, wrote about our annual holiday card and important deadlines. I couldn’t help but smile: five years later I find myself in the same spot! I am helping with the office’s annual holiday card this year, which seems to be a similar process to what Lynn described back in 2009. We’ve been working hard to find a time that works for everyone in Admissions; choose a festive, picturesque spot for the shoot (which is hard because we have a lot of great options! For examples, please see our photo blog, our YouTube page, and our Instagram account.); arrange for one of the campus photographers to capture a fun shot of us; and gather the list of recipients for the card. I look forward to the finished product!
Reading Lynn’s post made me happy because it reminded me of the cyclical nature of admissions, which is just one of the aspects of my job that I love! Her post also reminded me that we are now at the point in the year when we are thinking about deadlines:
– our Early Decision deadline is this Monday, December 15th
– our last on-campus interview date is next Friday, December 19th
– our last tour is at the end of the month on Tuesday, December 30th at 3pm
– our Regular Decision deadline is Thursday, January 15th!
I hope this helps you as you plan your end-of-the-year activities and cross items off of your to-do list. Be safe, keep warm, and good luck!
Oh, and if you would like to see some of the holiday photos from years past, here are the ones I could find: