What exactly is Accepted Student Day? Le Moyne's event is a great way to get another look at the college, but this time from a different perspective: You applied, you got in...what's next? By attending Accepted Student Day, you'll get the opportunity to see just what your life could be like if you come to Le Moyne. What will your academic life be like? How will your personal interests fit into your life here and what will life be like outside of academics? Through sessions on specific academic programs, an interactive academic and recreational fair, tours of the campus, and opportunities to speak with current students, faculty and staff, you'll get the best snapshot of Le Moyne possible. This is the perfect place to get answers to what you want to know- and what you didn't know you wanted to know! Here are a few tips for navigating and getting the most out of Le Moyne's Accepted Student Day:
1. If someone asks you a question, don’t be afraid to ask a question back.
This is probably the most important piece of advice I can give... If someone asks you want clubs you want to join and you don’t know the answer- or even if you do - don’t just answer their question then sit quietly. Ask them a question in return and start a conversation. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and you never know who might have the best answer or information for a worry, concern, or hope that you have. Talk to as many people as you can; that's how you’ll get the best “feel” for the school.
2. Talk to the other admitted students.
You may feel super awkward and weird, but every single accepted student feels that way also. Chances are they want to start a conversation just as much as you do, but don’t know how to. Talking to other students is one of the best things to do; they are going through the college process at the same time you are, and chances are they have a lot of the same questions and concerns. Brainstorm together about what you like about the college and what you want to learn more about-- “two minds are greater than one!”
3. The academic/club fair is valuable.
This is a great place to talk with campus staff, professors, and current students about campus life. Every academic department and many clubs, athletes, and student groups will be there to talk to you about what you’re interested in and how you could fit right in at Le Moyne. Walk around and use this time to hit as many tables as you can, even if your level of interest is lower for some groups. The best way to get a feel for the school is to talk to diverse groups.
4. Take a tour and see the campus.
you’ve already taken a tour or not, spend a little time after the event to walk around. You don’t have to take a guided tour (although I highly recommend it, because the tour guides are awesome), but try to explore the places you may have just been talking about while everything is fresh in your mind. If you run into any current students, ask them any last minute questions you have- they’re usually the best people to ask, and Le Moyne students are some of the friendliest out there.
Written by: Claire Nakoski, '17, Communications major