Accepted Students Day (ASD) is not only a chance for prospective students to visit campus, but it is one of the days that I look forward to each year! Each year, I am engaged in a variety of volunteer activities during ASD. This year, I sat on a student panel and answered questions from prospective students. I was very impressed by the questions the students were asking. They asked about studying abroad, Alternative Spring Break, campus clubs, disability accommodations, transferring AP credits, and more.
After the panel, I helped staff the Wentworth Events Board (WEB) table. Each campus club had a table in the gym where they showed off their swag and hoped to get future students excited about joining their club in the Fall. Our table had a prize wheel that visitors could spin. A successful spin could send a visitor home with a variety of great prizes including a WEB pen or sticker. Aside from the prize wheel, accepted students and families learned about WEB and were able to ask questions. ASD is truly the best day of the year!
Coincidentally, ASD falls on the same day as the Wentworth Event Board’s annual Beaux Arts Ball, which makes the day even better! Traditional Beaux Arts Balls have a medieval theme. Wentworth’s event typically varies from this theme but we always have a semi-formal dance. This year’s theme was Penguins, as the Ball was held at the New England Aquarium (hyper-link).
The night started with a photo booth complete with silly under-the-sea themed hats and masks. We were surrounded by ocean creatures and I mean surrounded. For those of you who have not been to the New England Aquarium (hyper-link) it is circle shaped and has fish tanks all along the walls, some tanks climbing as high as four stories. The dance floor was on the first floor near the penguins. Each floor had tables and a buffet that overlooked all of the fish. This event sold out weeks in advance and it is no wonder with such a fantastic location everyone had a great time!