Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm Back

Hello again! So I know I haven’t posted in a while, life has been super hectic, but I have a long post to make up for it. The last time you heard from me I was off to Miami and it great. Unfortunately the weather didn’t seem to follow me from California and it was a bit rainy and humid, but Cecil and I didn’t let that spoil our adventures

(Bienvenidos a Miami Cecil)
I went to a number of college fairs while in Miami and Cecil got front row seats for all of them.
Really what has been keeping me busy was Preview Pitzer Days. These events both went extremely well and I just want to say thank you to everyone that worked hard to put these events together. Every prospective student I talked enjoyed the events thoroughly.

The first Preview Pitzer Day coincided with our fall Diversity Program, which was also a smashing hit if I do say so myself.

The arival time was a little bit crazy, as you can see.

Say hello to some of the students from the program
And we can't forget our fabulous overnight hosts.

Unfortunately, these are all the pictures I have from the program at the moment, but if anyone from the program has pictures please email them to me.

We did have one snag in the program though. On Friday night we went out to Universal City Walk, outside of Universal Studios. It seemed like everyone was having a great time, the three interns, Constance and I went out for dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp, I watched some break dancing, and went shopping, when I got a phone call from one of the students about curfew. Now excuse my ignorant San Diegan background because in SD our curfew basically means as a minor you can’t be loitering or hanging out at the beach after a certain time. Apparently in LA it means that after 10:00pm you can’t be out at all. So as I ran out of City Walk trying to find all of the prospective students I figured out that at City Walk 5 Curfew Squad officers walk shoulder to shoulder and kick out anyone under 18 who wasn’t with a guardian. Fortunately there weren’t any issues with the Curfew Squad and it turned out our bus had shown up early so everything worked out, but I nearly had a heart attack when I got that phone call.

The November 7th Preview Pitzer Day was also a smashing hit. For those of you who don’t know, Preview Pitzer Days are special days for students to come check out campus.

We had a talk from the president
(Sorry the pictures didn't come out)

Faculty Panels

(Students watching the faculty Panel)
A Student Panel

(Parents questioning the students)

(Prospective students questioning the student panel)
We had tours and financial aid presentations
(There are no pictures of these sorry)

(Lunch with the parents, faculty and staff)
And of course Cecil made his Rounds

And he even got some refreshments

If you didn’t have a chance to check out the Preview Pitzer Days we also do two days during the spring for admitted students, so you still have a second chance.
In terms of my life I am down to my last two days of school visits, Whooohoooo, one in the Inland Empire and the other in Long Beach. Even though it makes me sad that I won’t be visiting your high schools for another year, we still have a number of saved up pictures so we can keep playing

Where in the World is Cecil the Sagehen?

Where is Cecil this time?


Micaela Danko said...

Is it Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland?

Rémy Robert said...

The Walden Pond sign makes me think Cecil's in Massachusetts, but the photo is otherwise unfamiliar. I'm bummed out I couldn't go to the Preview Pitzer Day -- it looked like an awesome time! But I've been to Pitzer twice now, so at least I know I love it, even if I didn't get to go to a big planned-out event to meet other prospies...!


Laura R said...
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Laura R said...

Glad to see you back!

Did you get the chance to visit Walden Pond? Walden is one of my favourite books so I've always wanted to visit Walden Pond and see what Thoreau saw.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Mattie Ross said...

Micaela got it right. Although the Walden Pond sign is the most visible, it is 2530 miles away.

Something to keep in mind is that we also have two admitted student days during April. So even though you were unable to attend the Preview Pitzer Days, you still have a chance to come and meet other admitted students before you make your final decision.