Open Campus Days Draw Record Number of Admitted Students to Bryn Mawr

Posted April 22nd, 2010 at 2:07 pm.

Photo of admitted students jumpingLast weekend 286 students and their families descended on Bryn Mawr’s campus to attend Open Campus Days.  Students stayed overnight in the dorms with hostesses, ate in the dining halls, went to an a cappella and spoken-word concert, met departmental representatives at the  academic fair, and visited classes on Monday to get a feel for the College. Parents and families toured the campus and attended master classes taught by BMC professors. They also made good use of the College Bookshop and the financial aid office.

It was the largest group of students ever to attend Open Campus Days—so much so that on Thursday the admissions office had to stop taking requests for overnight visits.

One of the attendees wrote back to the admissions office:

“It was great to visit Bryn Mawr last Saturday at the open house; it gave me a good indication of what my life at Bryn Mawr might be like and reiterated my love for the school. When I first stepped on the gorgeous campus, I thought to myself, ‘Well, I know that I’d be living in a fabulous place if I were to go to Bryn Mawr, but I’ll have to learn more about the school.’ As the day continued, the idyllic setting became an afterthought and instead I gawked at the brilliance, enthusiasm, and kindness, of the students and faculty that I met. Even though I traveled far to visit (from North Carolina) it was well worth my time. In fact, this first visit was just the first of many more to come. I hope that I see you soon!”

The College thanks everyone involved in hosting—admissions officers and staff, faculty, the facilities staff, current students, administrators, dining services, residential life, and more— for making the weekend such a wonderful success.

As part of the Open Campus Weekend, admitted students embarked on a kind of visual scavenger hunt that gave them an opportunity to leave their parents behind, learn more about the campus and creatively interpret some themes, values and facts about the College.

Here are a few of the results:

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