Life in the fast lane!
Posted on August 19, 2010
I know it's time to lament the end of summer, but I'm resisting. After all, summer doesn't officially end until September 21. The weather has been gorgeous, and the Wheaton campus is resplendent with greenery and late summer blooms. The pace of activity, however, forecasts the coming change of seasons. Prospective students and parents fill our lobby daily as they visit for campus tours and interviews. And this week, fall season athletes and student orientation coordinators have returned from summer break to prepare for opening day. The countdown is on until Saturday, August 28 when we welcome the amazing Class of 2014!
While I was away for several weeks this summer, the Mars Center for Science and Technology, Wheaton's new $42 million project, took form. The last piece of steel will be raised next week, and this amazing new facility is on track to open a year from now. The addition of a crane to our skyline is very exciting! This week alone, more than 200 workers are on campus, many of whom are completing $2.5 million of work in existing and new residence halls. It's been a busy summer in Norton!
My colleagues and I are toggling between looking forward to seeing our new students and preparing to hit the road for next year's freshman class. We are busy making school appointments, booking flights and hotels, and, of course, sending you messages about when and where we hope to see you this fall. Whether or not our travels include your home town, visit us! Click here for information about special fall visiting days.
School will start again soon for you and for us! Begin to think about starting your Wheaton application on the Common Application website. If you're not yet in our database, contact us. We're good at staying in touch with prospective students throughout the college process. Questions? Holler (or email)!
Enjoy these last summer days. They won't come again for another year! I'll be in touch again soon.