Six reasons you'll love our summer open houses
What is an open house? Why should I come to this and not other programming? Will there be real, live students and professors to interact with? Here's a quick glance at some of the things you’ll get to do during our open houses!
- No. 1
Hear from the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid!
Yes, he wants to talk to YOU! Along with faculty and staff, Dean Coffin will be chatting about what we do and why we do it, specific to the subject area you are on campus to explore.
- No. 2
Attend specialized academic programming and mock classes
If you're curious about sustainability, domestic and foreign policy, or the arts and humanities, we have the perfect campus visit experience waiting for you.
- No. 3
Interact with real, live students!
We are fortunate to have students here over the summer term (thanks, D plan!) meaning that they’ll be out and about, leading your tours, eating lunch with you, and more. These interactions with your future potential peers are invaluable, and will give you a more genuine, truthful sense of campus culture.
How to rock a college fair, according to a Dartmouth Admissions Officer
Hello Hello! My name is Ali Duke, and, like Vanessa, I am a new AO in Dartmouth’s office. I am currently writing this post while overlooking the mountains on a beautiful, sunny day here in Denver, Colorado. My travel regions include Dallas/Ft.
- No. 1
Create a list!
There can be hundreds of institutions present at a college fair, so it can be useful to have an idea of schools you want to make sure to hit beforehand. It will help streamline the experience and keep you focused.
- No. 2
Keep an open mind.
This may seem contradictory to no. 1 but the two go hand in hand. While you should have schools in mind, don’t be afraid to learn about somewhere you may never have heard of before. If there is a long line at one table, check out their neighbor!
- No. 3
Have questions prepared to ask each rep.
With such rapid interactions at so many different locations having a standard set of base questions can be useful for comparing schools later on. The list doesn’t have to be extensive, but it should reflect what you feel some of your biggest priorities are in schools.