The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomed over 700 people to UMass Boston, including more than 300 prospective students, on Saturday, February 28, for its early action Welcome Day for Accepted Students. Chancellor J. Keith Motley addressed an enthusiastic crowd, and the deans and senior leadership from each of the undergraduate colleges supplied details about the value of their programs during an action-packed program.
This is UMass Boston's first year offering early action.
"We are thrilled to have received nearly 2,500 applications, representing 31 states and 42 countries," said Director of Undergraduate Admissions John Drew. "This response, as well as the strong attendance at our first of two Welcome Day programs, indicates that UMass Boston is the first choice for many prospective students.”
The evening before, Enrollment Management also hosted 84 scholarship recipients who are considering UMass Boston for fall 2015 at a scholarship dinner. These prospective students and their families attended and heard from the faculty of the Honors College and three recent Honors alumni.
Attendees traveled from Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut, as well as from across Massachusetts, to visit campus.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Lisa Johnson summarized the event in this way: “We were thrilled to spend an evening with some of the best and brightest students who are considering entering UMass Boston with a merit scholarship and engaging in the Honors College experience.”
UMass Boston will host a second Welcome Day on Saturday, April 11.
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