From Dean of Admissions Laurie Koehler:
Dear Bryn Mawr Community,
You may have noticed that over the past two weeks, there have been quite a few admissions visitors on campus. Indeed, we have seen significant numbers of both admitted students and high school juniors, along with their family members, in our office. Those numbers will jump dramatically over the next several days.
On Saturday, Bryn Mawr will host more than 60 high school juniors, as well as their parents and guests, for our Spring Open House Program. That same day, more than 60 admitted students will arrive to take part in the Mosaic program. Those students will be joined on Sunday by an additional 240 admitted students, plus their family members and guests, for our annual Open Campus Days, a program that will last until Monday afternoon. We are thrilled with the strong interest and projected attendance at these critical events. With the national enrollment deadline of May 1 rapidly approaching for admitted students, we know that their time on our campus will be instrumental in their decision-making processes.
Many of you – faculty, staff, and students – are already on board in an “official” capacity to ensure great experiences for our visitors. Thanks to all of you who will give tours, host students in your residence halls, welcome students into your classrooms and offices, serve on panels, meet and greet students and parents, pick students up at the airport, and more. For those of you who don’t have a formal role, let me thank you in advance as well, for at some point over the next several days, you will likely give directions, offer a warm hello, answer questions, or share space in a dining hall, classroom, or residence hall with our visitors.
We know this is a busy time of year for everyone. Please know that we appreciate any and all efforts to welcome our prospective and admitted students and their families. The evaluations from those who have already visited campus this month consistently comment on the friendliness of our community. Thank you for embracing the fact that it truly requires a campus to recruit and enroll an outstanding and diverse class.