Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yes, everything really is student run

Hi guys!
Gosh, it has certainly been a long time since my last blog post. During that time, many of you have received letters of acceptance from UVA. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!
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!

1 comment:

  1. I want to commend you and your team for a great job at DOTL this past Friday. Our daughter was undecided about UVA, but after the great experience at DOTL she was ready to click "accept"! A side note...we had not planned on taking advantage of the Lunch Buddy program, but are so grateful that Erin (a 2nd year nursing major, from Boston) approached us and asked us to lunch after our campus tour. Please pass along to her our thanks for being such an excellent "Lunch Buddy". She truly put our daughter at ease and made her feel confident about attending UVa. Thanks for a great DOTL!