March came in like a lion here in Hamden, Connecticut. Quinnipiac University's Spring Break starts at the end of classes tomorrow. March is a busy month for the admissions office.
There are two transfer information sessions scheduled for Thursday March 12 and Thursday March 19. Students can register for those sessions on our website, www.quinnipiac.edu/visit. The long term forecast indicates a warm up so we hope for sunny days.
For those students who have already received an admissions decision, both freshman and transfers we will be hosting Admitted Student Days March 28 and 29. Admitted students will receive details on how to register.
Rachel Corso is a former transfer student who joined us in the fall of 2012. She recently shared her thoughts with me about her Quinnipiac education. Rachel's experience is relevant to both transfer students and freshman who are considering Quinnipiac as their "home".
As a current senior, when I look back on my experience at QU, I can't help but think about the English department. From the moment I transferred here in the fall of my sophomore year, my professors began cultivating the same passion they have for their areas of expertise within me. After two short months of attending Quinnipiac, I had already founded a new sorority on campus, involved myself in a local non-profit organization as my work study, and received notification that I would be presenting one of my English papers at a conference in Pennsylvania.
The experience I have acquired throughout these past three years doesn't end there. During my time here, I have been actively involved in the academic community as an Editor for Quinnipiac's literary journal, Montage, and became a co-president of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society); through these organizations I have been encouraged to publish my creative writing and attend conferences that support the literary arts, such as AWP and NYS Summer Writers Institute.
As I prepare to leave the University I have called home, I do so with great pride, confidence, and admiration for the talented faculty I have studied with. I know that I can attribute much of my success both within the University and the local community to my professors and the education I have received at Quinnipiac.