Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Preview 2014

The Rose Hill campus felt a little cramped on Sunday, April 13, as thousands of admitted students and their family members flocked to the Bronx for the annual Spring Preview. With the May 1 deadline looming on the horizon, the Spring Preview provided the perfect opportunity for the high school seniors who have yet to make a deposit at their university of choice to get answers to any last-minute questions.
Rose Hill tour guides ready to go!
          There was a full schedule planned for all who attended, beginning with campus tours. Led by Rose Hill Society Ambassadors, the tours included a peak at a classroom, a freshman dormitory, the Rose Hill Gymnasium, the Gabelli School of Business at Hughes Hall, and the McGinley Center. Fordham tour guides love giving tours during Spring Preview because the attendees have already been admitted, which means they are already enthusiastic about Fordham and have lots of questions!
The Welcome Address
Father McShane, the president of Fordham, gave his legendary Welcome Address at noon in the packed Rose Hill Gym, reminding the audience that "New York is the capital of the world and the greatest city on the face of the earth," something you never forget if you attend Fordham! The speech was followed by the Faculty, Administrators, and Student Club Fair and Lunch in the Lombardi Center Fieldhouse, where representatives from the deans’ offices, various academic departments, and student organizations were on call to answer questions.
Academic presentations by professors in a variety of fields began at 2 pm. Some of the more popular lectures included "Harry Potter and Philosophy," given by Dr. Jude Jones of the philosophy department, and "Gourmet Chemistry: The Elements of Chocolate," by Dr. Amy Balija of the chemistry department.
Shannon and I are seniors, so this was our last Spring Preview!
The afternoon concluded with more tours, as well as student life panels. Each prospective student was assigned to a different classroom, where groups of Rose Hill Ambassadors were ready to answer tough questions and to talk about their own Fordham experiences. This was an especially poignant moment for me, since I am a senior and would give anything to be back in high school with four years at Fordham ahead of me! All in all, Spring Preview was, once again, a success. It was a gorgeous day, and the students, parents, and tour guides were in high spirits. Check out the hashtag #Fordham4Me to see more photos!

Two tour guides take a quick pic on Eddie's with their tour group!

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