Today is the first day of the 2015-2016 academic year. Orientation wrapped up last Friday, and on the agenda today is Shopping Day, during which faculty can share information about their classes and students can gather details that help them decide which classes to register for. The Shopping Day schedule is glued in below. Note that the emphasis is on new or revised classes — not every class is included on the Shopping Day calendar — and students can attend two presentations during each time slot. Learn more about the different classes here.
The start of the new academic year is also what I consider to be opening day for the blog. So…welcome, all! I encourage you to check out some of the blog’s features, such as the Student Stories and Faculty Spotlight, as well as alumni posts from graduates one year and five years post-Fletcher. We’ve had an Admissions blog since September 2006 (WOW!) and it has changed over time. These days, I try to balance straightforward admissions news and tips with posts that describe the rich Fletcher student experience. Consider subscribing for email delivery of each blog post, or simply check in often. If the content of one day’s post doesn’t interest you, the next day’s probably will.
And today marks Day One for the Admissions travel schedule. From now through November, one or more staffers will be on the road just about every day. This week, three of us are attending three different APSIA fairs, with more next week. Surprisingly, I’m the first to head out. I’m not the staff member with the busiest travel schedule, which makes it unusual that I should be the first to hit the road, but I’m in NY for tonight’s APSIA event. If you’ll be there, please plan to say hello. An alum with lots of admissions experience will be with me.
And that’s the wrap-up for the day — first day of the academic year, the blog year, and the travel calendar.