I thought today I’d give those of you who were not already aware of it a heads-up that our program for prospective freshmen and their families called Just for Juniors and Sophomores, too (no, I am not responsible for that title!) is coming up just two weeks from this Saturday. What used to be known as Just for Juniors now welcomes high school sophomores, as well, since so many of you are starting the college search earlier and earlier. If you’re considering UMBC and you’re a current high school junior or sophomore, come to JFJAST on March 8th to see what we’re all about! Bring your families and tour our campus, talk to current students about their experiences at UMBC, meet faculty from our various departments, and attend sessions on everything from academic resources to student life to the Honors College.
While prospective students and their families are welcome to visit our campus any time, special programs like JFJAST are ideal because they allow you to see the complete picture in one easy day! After all, it’s not every day you can walk onto our campus and meet faculty from all departments in the same room, or get specially guided tours of the the Visual Arts Department, or corner admissions staff and get answers to all your questions about applying, etc. (wait, you can do that last one just about every day…well, at least JFJAST makes it really easy for you so you don’t have to arrange it all yourself!). What’s more, it’s not every day that you can walk onto our campus and get FREE FOOD (am I the only one who gets excited by that?).
If you haven’t already signed up for JFJAST, go to http://www.umbc.edu/undergraduate/experience/visit_juniors.html to register. The website also has information on accommodations, directions, and other special programs for prospective students and their families.
By the way, if anyone out there has suggestions for a different name for this program, I’d love to hear them. I’ve been trying to think of one myself, but “Just for Juniors and, Oh Yeah…Simply for Sophomores, Too” doesn’t have a very nice ring to it, does it?
Take care, and I’ll see some of you at JFJAST!