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UMFK admissions office to host "accepted student day"

April 1, 2005

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More than 300 students accepted for fall 2005 admission to the University of Maine at Fort Kent are receiving invitations to participate in a unique day-long event on Tuesday, April 19 that campus admissions personnel are coordinating to smooth the transition into college.

"Accepted Student Day 2005" will provide incoming UMFK students with the opportunity to do everything from placement testing to fall course registration, and at the same time take in the full campus experience from sitting in on an actual class to eating in the cafeteria.

"The day is designed to provide a one stop shopping experience for newly accepted students," said Cathy Saucier, assistant director of admissions. "Those participating in the event will no longer need to worry about course selection or wonder what the experience of being in a college classroom will be like. After their day at UMFK, they will know!"

The day's events begin with registration at 8:45 a.m. and will be followed by an official University welcome delivered by President Richard Cost.

At 9:45 a.m. students requiring placement testing will have the chance to do so, while others will be offered the opportunity to register for fall 2005 courses, take a guided campus tour, participate in a hands-on student activity or spend time observing an actual university class.

After participating in one or more of the planned activities, students will be treated to lunch in Nowland Hall, the campus cafeteria, where they will again come in contact with current UMFK students and be introduced to the college culinary experience.

Following the luncheon, the admissions office staff will hold a wrap up session for the entire group.

For students unable to experience all of the morning activities, including touring the campus, sitting in on a university class and course selection, the opportunity to take part in one or more, will be offered in an afternoon session.

"Just think of how wonderful it will be for these students who will be able to enjoy the coming summer without the worries of making an appointment to meet with an advisor or wonder if there will still be room in all of the courses they want to take, or how to get where they need to go on campus. 'Accepted Student Day 2005' will allow them to take care of all of that," said Saucier.

The admissions staff at UMFK planned the day to coincide with the spring vacation week of most Maine schools to ensure as many students as possible would be available to participate.

For more information on UMFK's "Accepted Student Day 2005", contact the UMFK admissions office at (207) 834-7600 or toll free at 1-888-TRY-UMFK. Information is also available on the UMFK website at www.umfk.maine.edu.