We have been soliciting advice for freshmen (or first-years if you want to be politically correct) on Twitter. Have a look. Feel free to agree, disagree, or otherwise add to the advice in the comments or tweet us a few of your own lines of advice.
“Take your time deciding what you want to study, but avoid getting carried away exploring. Some depts have steep degree requirements.” via @b_fung
Social Life advice.
This morning you waited anxiously, for that moment when you would discover whether or not you could swing your nalgene low, go green on the side, roll your jeans up high, with your Teva strap tight and your flannel so fly. That moment when you would discover whether or not you were a MiddKid. And then the time finally came and it said:
Woohoo! Congratulations class of 2015 and 2015.5! MiddBlog would like to be among the first to wish you a warm welcome into the Middlebury community. We know that you will have tough decisions to make in the next couple weeks, so good luck! Obviously we would love to have you, but we know there are a ton of fantastic schools out there.
In the next couple days, we’ll try to keep this post updated with the latest information on acceptance, including more details about the 2015 class, as well as links to Facebook groups that will help you meet some of your future classmates. In the meantime, look at some snazzy admissions videos of our beautiful school or start to get yourself acclimated to Midd with MiddBlog’s Unofficial Orientation. Congrats again!
Also, Middlebury will be hosting Preview Days for all admitted students April 13th-15th. Come stay with a student and see the school in action! (A note to current students: the school needs as many students to host as possible! If you are interested, check out go/hosting.)
EDIT 3/29: The Welcome Site.