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High school seniors attend Accepted Students Day

By Andrea Janiszewski

The College’s campus was recently filled with prospective students looking to find out if the College is the right fit for them. Accepted Students Day, which took place on Saturday, April 9, brought in admitted students and their families beginning at 9 a.m.

Upon arrival, guests walked into Loser Hall and were greeted by the College’s ambassadors. They then proceeded to registration and were able to take tours of the campus and attend interest sessions, despite the rain.

“The fact that I still loved TCNJ despite this crummy weather really says a lot about how amazing this campus is,” said already-committed student Julia Pontebbi from Staten Island, N.Y. “Accepted Students Day was so much fun.”

The cold weather on Saturday did not prevent prospective students from visiting, nor did it stop the campus community from showcasing what the College has to offer.

“To be honest, we were concerned that the poor weather conditions might discourage students and their families from coming to the campus,” Assistant Director of Admissions Kevin Fay said. “But the traffic entering campus Saturday morning seemed to indicate otherwise.”

According to Fay, the College expected approximately 1,800 students and their guests to attend Accepted Students Day, a “60 percent increase over last year’s pre-registration total.”

Guests had the opportunity to attend various programs throughout the day, including information sessions on their major, Residential Education and Housing, financial assistance and the Center for Global Engagement.

In addition to attending programs throughout the day, guests had the option to dine in Eickhoff Hall and attend an activities fair in the Recreation Center, where they were able to explore the various clubs and organizations the College has to offer.

“I think the day (went) pretty well,” ambassador and senior special education and Spanish double major Lauren Lagriola said. “The weather could be a little bit better, but we’re all happy to be here and it looks like the accepted students are happy as well.”

For Pontebbi, Accepted Students Day gave her the ability to learn about what exactly the College has to offer.

“I liked that I was able to go into the lab and see what I would be exposed to in the upcoming year,” Pontebbi said. “I am less overwhelmed by the fear of going away (to college) now and actually can’t wait to be a part of this campus.”


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