The May 1 national college decision deadline has passed and the academic year is winding down with DU seniors gearing up for graduation; our office has shifted to summer mode. While this does mean that many of our staff members will be taking vacations and spending time with their families, we are also hard at work completing many side projects. In addition to our admission counselor duties, all of our staff members work on teams within our office to help things run smoothly. These teams include communication, campus visit programs, diversity recruitment and college access, and transfer recruitment.
I work on our transfer team with my friend and colleague, Jenn Lipke. Throughout the year, we work with students interested in potentially transferring to DU. We read and process applications, meet with prospective students, and host transfer visit programs. Recently, we hosted a group visit from the College of Southern Idaho who were very interested in our STEM programs (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). This was a full day for our visitors which included tours of our Physics, Robotics, and Chemistry labs as well as an information session, meetings with professors and current DU students, and lunch. Highlights included stops at the labs and getting to see some of the robotic projects our students are working on. Currently, one of the robots can do some of the latest dance moves better than I can!
We also hosted our second Transfer Preview Day visit program of the year this week. This program is a wonderful option for prospective students to learn all about the transfer process at DU. The day starts with a transfer-specific information session that provides an overview of our programs and how transferring to DU works for potential students. Next is a student panel where visitors can ask questions of currently enrolled (previously transferred) DU students about their experiences. This is a great way to get additional perspectives on the DU transfer experience. After the student panel is a campus tour, which allows visitors to get a feel for the physical size of the campus. The day concludes with lunch in one of our dining halls. We can also schedule additional meetings with any academic departments upon request as well.
For more information on our upcoming Transfer Preview Days, please visit our website to view remaining program dates and sign up. If you would like more information on scheduling a visit program for a group of prospective transfer students, please contact Jenn Lipke at Jenn.Lipke@du.edu or Hannah Stone at Hannah.Stone@du.edu.
Hannah Stone - Assistant Director of Admission and Assistant Transfer Coordinator