In some parts of the world, May 1 is known as May Day. It is a time of celebration to honor spring, with dancing around a maypole, spending time outside, and enjoying the company of friends and family. In my family’s home country of Finland, May Day is celebrated with tippaleipä, or Finnish funnel cake!
May 1 is an important day for those of us who work in college admissions because it is College Decision Day, or the last day that accepted students have to choose where they will spend the next four years. With the hashtags #CollegeDecisionDay and #CollegeSigningDay blowing up on Twitter (check out the Obama’s tweet!), it is exciting to see counselors and other school administrators, parents and other family members, and of course students themselves sharing their enthusiasm on social media.
Here at the office we asked accepted students to sign a banner, which we proudly displayed in our office throughout the month of April. Here it is in all of its glory:
We received signatures from both near and far, including Puerto Rico, Georgia, New York, California, Iowa, and Washington! It has been an incredible year so far, and we look forward to having all of the members of the Class of 2019 on campus in August!
Peanuts Gang Maypole image from http://snoopn4pnuts.com/flags-and-windsocks/school-flags/peanuts-gang-may-pole-flag-rare–610012/.
Tippaleipä image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sima_and_tippaleip%C3%A4_2.jpg.
Banner image taken by author.