UMass Boston hosted another record crowd of 175 students and 250 guests on Saturday, May 9 for its annual Spring Visit Day for high school sophomores and juniors. Attendance was up 383 percent over spring 2014.
The event took place in the Campus Center, and kicked off with a presentation highlighting the “Top 10 Reasons to Become a UMass Boston Student” by John Drew, director of Undergraduate Admissions. These prospective students are considering applying to UMass Boston for admission in fall 2016 and 2017.
Students and their guests also had the option of going on a campus tour and attending a financial aid and scholarship workshop or an Honors College information session.
The tour included a visit to the new Integrated Sciences Complex, as well as an overview of the many other exciting construction projects in the works on campus. The eleven Beacon Ambassadors who led the tours are current students who work for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They also highlighted plans for a new theater, recital hall, dance studio, and music rooms, which will be part of the new academic building set to open in spring 2016.
“Spring Visit Day is a fantastic way for high school sophomore and junior students to learn about UMass Boston early on in the college search process,” Drew said. “It gives them the opportunity to get a feel for the campus, hear from current students, and get a sense of what makes UMass Boston special.”
Students were enthusiastic about all of the improvements being made to campus, many of which will be complete by the time they become UMass Boston students.