Admit Day consumes UCSD

    Hundreds of high school seniors admitted to UCSD attended the university’s annual Admit Day on Saturday.

    Anna MacMurdo
    Guardian

    The day-long event was highlighted by all-campus and college tours, department seminars and information sessions, representatives from many student organizations and services, and opportunities for students and parents to meet with figures such as Chancellor Robert C. Dynes.

    “”It was really fascinating to see all the different campus organizations and things to do,”” said Carly Kerper, a Rio Mesa High School senior and UCSD admit. “”Everyone was so enthusiastic about their programs. [Admit Day] made you excited about attending UCSD and getting involved.””

    Beginning at 8 a.m., the Price Center was filled with prospective freshmen and their families.

    Anna MacMurdo
    Guardian

    According to Deven Hariyani, a Revelle College senior, the Admit Day attendants were comprised of “”lots of confused parents and students.””

    Yohan Kim, an Eleanor Roosevelt College sophomore working as an admit day volunteer on Library Walk, agreed with Hariyani’s observation.

    “”When the incoming students and parents see these signs, they come to us with questions,”” Kim said, motioning to his bright yellow sign proclaiming: “”Host … Eleanor Roosevelt College.””

    “”However, we’re only supposed to show people to designated buildings and not other places, such as the ERC residence halls, where they really want to go.””

    Although Kim was not one of the tour leaders, numerous student volunteers led walking tours designed to present campus facilities such as RIMAC and residence halls to prospective students, and to give them information of campus academic and social life.

    Henk Visser, a Roosevelt junior and an Admit Day tour leader, was excited about being a part of the event.

    “”Being a host is like a dating service … I’m meeting a lot of people. Also, I love influencing all the incoming freshmen.””

    Library Walk was filled with tables and booths representing dozens of academic departments, student organizations and student services.

    Some of these included Inter Fraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association, spirited Triton Tide promoters and UCSD cheerleaders practicing routines. The Orthodox Christian organization, Queer People of Color and The Women’s Center were also present, as were the Campus Greens and the DJ and Vinylphiles club.

    “”It was really cool to get to meet a new group of people,”” said Lee Meredith, a Warren sophomore and the publicity director for KSDT radio, who sat behind a booth on Library Walk. “”It was so good to get our name out. Next year people will know who we are … many were really interested.””

    Each of the six college campuses held Admit Day events of their own. Thurgood Marshall College organized its annual Cultural Celebration, featuring diverse displays of music, dance and ethnic food. John Muir College admits enjoyed the Muir Musical Ensemble’s choral promotion of its production, “”Once on This Island.”” Earl Warren College admits dined on free barbecue while exploring booths for Warren organizations.

    Donald Povieng, a Warren freshman and the newly elected Warren College Student Council chair, sat in a booth near Warren Lecture Hall promoting the college and student government.

    “”It’s been an amazing opportunity to meet the new class,”” Povieng said. “”It’s interesting to be on the other side of this table; just last year I was in their spot.””

    If the day’s goal was to showcase UCSD and its variety of student organizations, some felt it succeeded.

    “”[Admit Day] was so informative and fun … I almost feel part of the university now,”” Kerper said.

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