Posted on June 8, 2010
Summer at last! How do I know? Well, parking spaces are easier to find and the Wheaton campus is lush and green – except for one very large, excavated area on the southern perimeter of the campus where our new Mars Center for Science and Technology is quickly rising! In a mere few weeks, walls are visible, and it’s now possible to imagine how this new educational facility will transform Wheaton when it opens in the fall of 2011.
As we bid farewell to the Class of 2010, their graduation ceremony on May 22 remains memorable. (You’ll see why when you click here to watch a wonderfully entertaining snippet between Commencement speaker Ann Curry and Jimmy Fallon just 72 hours after her speech at Wheaton!). But there is little time to reminisce. Now, it’s on to the Class of 2014 and preparing for their arrival later this summer. In the meantime, significant residence hall renovations are beginning on the lower campus, and we are expanding housing stock across campus. Wheaton expects to grow its population by approximately 130 students over the next four years, and we are in the early planning phase to add new residence facilities.
A few Wheaton seniors missed Commencement – and for good reason! The baseball team went on to the NCAA regional finals for ninth time in 11 seasons. And, just this past weekend, the men’s track and field team earned two national titles and placed 5th nationally, an amazing achievement. If you are a prospective student, you can be assured that Wheaton’s Division 3 program will offer you the highest quality of competition.
Throughout the summer, the Office of Admission will greet hundreds of visitors, and we hope you will be among them. It’s an annual ritual for families on the college circuit, and we’ll do our best to share with you all of the features that make Wheaton a top college destination. Check out our summer Glimpse days, a chance to learn more about Wheaton in a condensed visit. You can register online or call us to make a reservation. Sign up for a tour or information session. And remember: tours are available on Saturdays at 11am throughout July and early August.
I’ll write periodically throughout the summer with updates on life at Wheaton. Keep visiting the Admission home page for updates, and we hope to meet you on campus over the next several months. Have a great summer!