NVU-Lyndon Upward Bound Students Tour Saint Michael’s College
On Friday, October 8th three Northern Vermont University – Lyndon Upward Bound students utilized their day off from school to continue their college and career search by attending a campus-wide tour and admissions presentation of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT! Lauren, Vicki, and Maddy left from the North East Kingdom early on Friday morning, and arrived to Saint Michael’s College shortly before 10am. The day began with a short admissions presentation which gave the students an overview of the college, the application process, admissions requirements, popular majors, academic resources on campus and student life. The presentation was engaging, energetic and informational, and set a positive tone for the rest of the event!
After the informational session, the Upward Bound students were led out onto the sunny fall campus for an hour long personal tour of Saint Michael’s College. Students were able to see the entirety of campus including: academic buildings, classrooms, residence halls, dining facilities, the campus church and athletic facilities. The tour was led by a current sophomore in the education department at SMC, which was fitting because all three Upward Bound students are interested in studying education in college. This allowed for a more detailed discussion of the Education program at SMC, and students were were able to ask important questions specifically about the education program and discover unique opportunities that SMC provides. The sunny fall weather created a perfect environment for the tour, and the Saint Michael’s Admissions Office worked very hard to make the students feel welcome on campus!
Before heading home, the students were treated to a nice lunch of 5 Guys Burgers and Fries at the Oakledge park water front, and they were joined by NVU- Upward Bound Alumni David Richardson who is a current freshman at the University of Vermont. David was able to chat with the students about his experience at UVM so far, and give them some advice as they work to find the right college!
Upward Bound at Northern Vermont University – Lyndon is a college preparatory program funded through the United States Department of Education. The program is committed to providing modest income, first in family, college bound students with the academic background, college preparatory experiences, and support to succeed in college immediately after high school. The Upward Bound program works with 75 students in 8 area high schools who are dedicated to achieving their post-secondary dreams. For more information, please contact Rick Williams in the Upward Bound Office at 626-5000.
Press Release Credit: NVU-Lyndon Upward Bound