Yesterday, standing over piles of letters, envelopes, etc., Kate (who has a previous career in undergraduate admissions) commented that, in her old job, she never had to think about getting the letters out — there was a large staff dedicated to such tasks. Sadly, our office doesn’t have that luxury. It has been “all hands on deck” to get those decisions in the mail. Kristen is off working on the MIBs, but the rest of us have spent yesterday afternoon and today around a table, proofreading letters, packing folders, loading letters and folders in envelopes, dividing U.S. and international mail, deciding what needs to go by a courier service, and hauling boxes of envelopes to a safe location in the office where we don’t need to worry about cups of coffee being dumped on top.
Oh. The university mail room people just walked through the door to pick up all those coffee-safe boxes. It’s not even 3:00, so I assume that the mail room staff will put on the postage and send everything out before the close of business today. It’s late enough, though, that I can’t be completely sure how many of the boxes will be processed. And…there are some last-minute corrections in the works, so there are plenty of letters still in the office. So…I’m afraid that even while I can say that most decisions will leave our office today, some definitely won’t leave the university until after the weekend.
At this moment, it’s also unclear whether the decisions will be posted on-line before the weekend. And, unfortunately for blog readers, I will probably end up leaving here before Roxana, and I won’t know until Monday if it happened. Sorry to be an incomplete source of information.
So that’s where it all stands. Almost done. But with a little more nervous waiting to go for applicants, and little more time for our staff to dash around, busy as bees.
Have a good weekend.