Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts


Thoughts on the end of one cycle (almost), daffodils, and snowflakes: welcome to New England!

Posted on March 31, 2011

They say if you wait just a day in New England, the weather changes! There is evidence of spring on campus as the sturdy green stems of daffodils and crocuses rear their heads from a winter’s sleep. But true to the saying, a dusting of snow is expected to blanket those first hearty signs of spring on none other than April Fool’s Day!

Not to worry! A little white stuff won’t slow down the pace of activity on the Wheaton campus. The Student Government Association (SGA) elections are around the corner. Campaigning is in full swing, and the black tops of the walkways are chalked with candidate appeals for votes. This weekend, the annual New Plays Festival takes place, drawing scores of students to watch and listen to the creativity demonstrated by their friends and peers. And almost every day, spring sportsfeature campus contests. The baseball team is coming on strong, with softball not far behind.

Wheaton seniors are beginning to haul in academic awards. Read about our most recent Watson Fellow, Jessica Emory, who will be exploring and learning from fiber artists around the world. Other students await word on their applications for Fulbrights and other national competitions. Still others look forward to graduate school and entering the world of work.

In our neck of the Wheaton woods, it is all about the Class of 2015. Students were notified of decisions on March 25, and already accepted students and families have been visiting the campus. Two special Open Houses for Accepted Students are planned for April 15 and 22. And while the admission team prepares a warm welcome for the newest members of the Wheaton community, we are simultaneously greeting high school juniors and their parents who have begun the college hunt. Check the Admission Office schedule for special junior visiting days.  It is a busy season in the lobby of the Admission Office.

The best way to learn more about Wheaton is to visit. Plan a trip soon.  In the next few weeks, the white wrapper covering the Mars Center for Science and Technology will be stripped away to reveal a beautiful new brick addition to the Wheaton campus. And, those daffodils and crocuses will soak up the warmth as thoughts turn to the end of the semester, and soon after, graduation. We hope to see you on campus soon.

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