Inside Moravian
e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 2/18/14
A line of smiling students dance in Johnston Hall.
 

ABOVE: This week's Accepted Students Day had several entertaining moments, including this impromptu dance line in Johnston Hall.

 
 

Accepted Students Day Provides ‘Ideal Opportunity’ to Showcase Campus, Community

This month’s wintry weather subsided long enough to allow Moravian College to host its first of three Accepted Students Days Feb. 17, providing prospective Greyhounds an opportunity to take a closer look at the College’s academics, student life and campus.

According to Steven Soba, vice president for enrollment management, the College community should applause itself for its commendable job serving as host. “We hit a home run,” he reasoned. “I am grateful to everyone who helped make Monday a wonderful day.”

Following an early morning check-in, prospective students and their families received a welcome from President Bryon Grigsby ’90 and Soba before breaking into a series of activities highlighting student life, financial aid and student services. Additionally, prospective students participated in a program called “Wanted: Passionate Learners,” allowing them to experience a “sample class” and interact with current students and faculty.

The afternoon concluded with lunch, as well as a “Get to Know Future Hounds” event with representatives from various on-campus clubs and organizations on hand to talk with those in attendance. Optional campus tours were also provided.

Soba called Accepted Students Day (ASD) “the ideal opportunity for prospective, future Greyhounds to get a great feel for what it may be like here as a Moravian College student.”

“Our accepted students, and their families, are making one of the biggest, most important decisions of their lives,” he continued. “There are so many factors that play a role in making this decision (academic reputation, cost, location, value and potential to get a great job upon graduation) but, at the end of the day, it comes down to finding the right ‘fit.’ Listening to that voice inside you which tells you if a certain place simply feels right. ASD is the best way I know to help guide these students along in their college-selection journey and ensure that they are in a position to make the most informed, thorough decision possible.”

Two students face forward as an artist draws their faces on a large sheet of paper. A group of four photos post together with a flyers about Matthew Perry's upcoming talk on campus.

ABOVE: Prospective students and families enjoyed several activities at Monday's Accepted Students Day, including a portrait artist.

ABOVE: The afternoon concluded with a “Get to Know Future Hounds” event with representatives from various on-campus clubs and organizations on hand.

Soba said he greatly appreciates the members of the faculty and staff who participated, as well as the dozens of Moravian students who contributed their time to support the day’s activities.

“Recruiting the class of 2018 (and future classes, for that matter) is a community-wide effort,” he concluded. “Whether you are ‘in the spotlight’ or taking care of something important ‘behind the scenes,’ everyone's contribution is critical to the future well-being of the College we all respect so dearly. A friendly smile to a stranger. An offer to walk someone somewhere that's unfamiliar with our campus. Or simply parking in a space today that challenges your sense of convenience to make room for our guests – your selfless, team-first attitude makes a positive difference.” 

Moravian will host two additional Accepted Students Days this semester. The remaining dates are Monday, March 17, and Monday, April 14. For more information or to register, visit www.moravian.edu/acceptedstudentsdays.

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