February 14 – Valentine’s Day – brought several hundred prospective students and their families to campus for our Early Admission Open House. As I contemplated my remarks late last week, I was struck by Cupid’s arrow with a bit of inspiration…
Applying to college can be a lot like dating.
Somehow you found us – maybe it was a picture, or something you read. Perhaps somebody introduced you to us.
And after a bit of careful consideration – maybe you talked with your parents and with your friends – you decided that you were interested in a serious relationship with us.
So you wrote us a love letter. And you told us that you wanted this relationship. You told us a lot about yourself.
And then we wrote you back with some good news.
But the decision in front of you can be tough. We know you’re seeing other people right now. You probably have dates with some of our friends in Worcester, or Easton, or Winooski…
So the next step in our relationship is to invite you to meet our family.
We’re thrilled that you are considering Saint Anselm College, and appreciate that you have brought your family to meet ours.
Now you have the opportunity to meet our students, faculty, and staff, and some of our alumni. You may fall in love with this place, with our Anselmian community, with the people who live and work and study here. I hope you do.
You may fall in love with an academic program, a service opportunity, the arts, athletics, or politics. Perhaps you will fall in love with the food, our beautiful campus, or an upperclassman who you walk by on a tour.
There is much to love about Saint Anselm College.
I certainly hope that every applicant finds something to love here. For so many of our students and alumni, this campus becomes more than a four-year date, it turns into a lifetime of love for the Hilltop, and the friends, and memories that they make here.
To all of our admitted students, and to your families, I wish you the best as you make your final decisions. I hope to see many of you in August at New Student Orientation.