On Saturday, May 7, nearly 300 students and guests attended Spring Visit Day for high school sophomores and juniors, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The event kicked off with a presentation about the “Top 10 Reasons to Choose UMass Boston,” conducted by Corey Ford, senior associate director of undergraduate admissions. From location to academics to exceptional value, students and their families learned about what makes UMass Boston unique. A quarter of the visitors were sophomores who will be able to live in the new residence halls, expected to open in fall 2018.
Attendees were taken on a guided tour of the waterfront campus, including the newest building, University Hall. The event also included information sessions about the Honors College and financial aid and scholarships.
"The best way to see if a college is a good fit is to visit campus and Spring Visit Day provides sophomores and juniors an opportunity, early in the college search process, to see why we have become a first choice for many students," said Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management John Drew.