Attend an open house
It's that time of year when high school seniors are confronted with making the big college decision. Where you decide to go to college will undoubtedly help shape the rest of your life. A few friends you make during these four years may even end up in your wedding party. I met my current roommate the second week of my freshmen year. It's a huge decision!
There are 4,362 colleges, universities and junior colleges in the United States. How on earth do you narrow that down to one? Maybe your method is to narrow down the list based on location and size. Do you want a huge school where you're one of 36,000 students? Or a small school with individualized attention and small class sizes? Of course, there are pros and cons to both.
Once you've narrowed down your search considering all the facts and figures, the only way to know if you could actually see yourself attending a college or university is to visit it. That's why Simmons holds two open houses during the fall. On a normal campus tour, you will meet one current student, and maybe one or two faculty members. At an open house, you can get all the information you need from us in one day.
In the morning, prospective students are welcomed by the dean and can hear admission and financial aid information. After that there are discussions from a number of department faculty, including liberal arts, nursing, and physical therapy. Tour the nursing labs, hear from current students, tour the campus, and attend a student life information fair. Of course, there is a catered lunch with delicious sandwiches and pasta salads.
I was at the most recent open house on September 26 and put together a video to show you what you can expect at the second fall open house on Saturday, November 13. Attending one is the best way you can see for yourself if Simmons College is where you are meant to begin your professional career.