Accepted Student Day (ASD) was one of my favorite events that I came to as a prospective student. I was very nervous, because I knew I would be meeting new people and my future professors. Once I walked into the ballroom and met the ambassadors who where very welcoming to me and my family, I started to feel at ease.
The morning session of the day you are able to meet with professors and ask them questions about the major. At the time, I was a Graphic Design student so I had the chance to meet the faculty and they answered all of my questions regarding SUNY Cobleskill and the Graphic Design major. Another great component of ASD is meeting staff from Residential Life, Center for Career Development, and the Student Life Center who organizes all of the clubs on campus. My advice that I give to students is ask questions and get to know the staff and professors who are at this event. They are here to help you and they want to answer your questions about the program and the school.
My family felt very welcomed during Accepted Student Day and enjoyed meeting my future professors. There is a yummy breakfast that is available to students and family to enjoy. It was a highlight for my family, especially the bagels and veggie cream-cheese!
After the morning welcome and program overview, students and parents depart for sessions. Each session is set up differently for parents and students. When I went to my first ASD, I was able to meet students who had different majors and have the ability to connect with them since we had similar interests.
After lunch, students have the ability to register for classes. The entire process is very organized and you meet with a professor in your major and they help you create your schedule for your first semester in college. As a prospective student, this was very helpful. I was unsure of what classes I need to take and the professors were very helpful by giving me advice and answering my parents questions.
After advisement if over, you have the opportunity to take a tour around campus and take a photo for your student ID card. I highly recommend getting the picture out of the way since when you start your first day of college your card will be ready with your picture on it.
As a prospective student, I attended both Open House and Accepted Student Day. I highly recommend attending both events. I was able to meet prospective students and future professors, have an understanding of what clubs I want to be involved in, and see what a residence hall looks like.2018-03-13