A Successful CPW 2009!

By Lauren Avalos, Assistant Director of Admissions

Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) brought a record number of admitted members of the class of 2013 and their families to campus April 16-19. 1,054 prefrosh and over 850 parents came to explore MIT’s wonderful academic and research opportunities while experiencing the vibrant community first-hand. Visitors from nearly all 50 states were represented, but prefrosh also traveled from such far away places as Brazil, England, Ireland, Trinidad & Tobago and even New Zealand!

Collage of Prospective Students

All CPW attendees had the opportunity to hear from President Susan Hockfield and keynote faculty speaker Angie Belcher. Prefrosh and parents alike also took advantage of the 600+ events, including myriad social outings and, of course, lots of liquid nitrogen ice cream. Beautiful weather only made the weekend more enjoyable for all!

CPW is an important time to welcome our admitted students to MIT and show them what we do best. The Office of Admissions thanks the entire MIT community for creating such a fantastic weekend of informative programming and fun for our guests! Many thanks to President Hockfield, Professor Belcher, Chancellor Phillip Clay, Professor Kristala Jones Prather, Professor Don Sadoway, Dean Kim Vandiver, DSL, the Parent and Alumni Associations and especially all of the staff members in DUE who helped, including OME, SFS, and UAAP.