Brown University recently hosted more than 900 students and 700 parents for its 2016 A Day on College Hill, which allows accepted students to visit the campus and gain a better understanding of life at the university.
“This is a tremendously important decision, and we want students to feel good about making this choice," Brown Dean of Admission James Miller said. “We introduce admitted students to the whole tapestry of what a Brown experience will be. It’s important for them to get a sense of the types of opportunities they will have both intellectually and socially, as well as to learn what kind of resources our community has."
The event, which began decades ago as a daylong experience, now takes place over three days and allows visiting students to stay in the university’s residence halls, visit classes, attend lectures and experience extracurricular activities like a salsa workshop and a comedy show. The event also allows those considering attending Brown to meet and get to know undergrads, who volunteer their time and host prospective students in their dorms.
"A large number of admits who come ... are convinced by the experience to come to Brown,” Miller said. “The event is crucial in our efforts to build the best student body we can, and our current students are by far our best salespeople.”