DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Virtual Spring Visit Day
By Rachel Wojnicki /
May 7, 2020 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Last month's virtual event allowed prospective as well as admitted freshman and transfer students the opportunity to hear from DePaul faculty and connect with current students.(Image courtesy of Carlene Klaas)On Saturday, April 25, the Office of Undergraduate Admission hosted its first virtual Spring Visit Day. Nearly 900 students, both admitted and prospective, attended the digital program.
"We were thrilled so many students and families could join us at Spring Visit Day as we continue our recruitment of students for fall 2020 and beyond," says Carlene Klaas, dean for undergraduate admission." This was the first virtual event of this scale we hosted for our prospective and admitted undergraduate students. Thanks to the support of colleagues across campus, the event was a huge success. It was an incredibly positive reflection on DePaul's ability to adapt to this new virtual environment."
The virtual event allowed prospective as well as admitted freshman and transfer students the opportunity to hear from DePaul faculty and connect with current students. In addition to gaining insight into the admissions process at DePaul, attendees learned about the resources available through university offices such as DePaul Central and the Career Center. Prospective and admitted students also had the opportunity to hear from DePaul's president, A. Gabriel Esteban, and his wife, Josephine.
Nearly 50 faculty, staff and current students collaborated to conduct more than 30 breakout sessions. Their efforts helped bring what is typically one of the largest on-campus events of the year to students and families entirely through Zoom.
The office is in the process of planning its next large event, expected to take place in early summer. Prospective and admitted students and their families can visit the office's Virtual Visit page to sign up for an information session, see offerings for admitted students or make an appointment with one of DePaul's admission counselors to learn more.