I believe that along with that acceptance letter came an info sheet about Days on the Lawn. As Lauren mentioned below, Days on the Lawn are days during which accepted students can come and get a taste of what being a student at UVA is like. For those of you who haven’t been able to make one yet, there are still two more left—one on Friday April 16th and the other on Monday April 19th.
One would think that the responsibility for a huge event like DOTL would be left to the employees of the Admissions department, but at UVA, such is not the case. The event is, for the most part, entirely student organized and staffed. This spring, I have been fortunate enough to serve on the leadership team for Days on the Lawn. The last month has been filled with preparation for the event—folder stuffing, recruiting volunteers, meetings, and lots of excel spreadsheet work.
All of the work came to fruition last Friday for the first DOTL. The team leaders arrived at the admissions office at 6 am to set up and then volunteers and families began to trickle in around 7:30 am. Thus far, it has been a huge success and a true testament to the faith that the UVA administration puts in its students. I hope to see all of you at one of our next ones if you haven’t been already!