On sunny April 14, Chaminade’s campus was bustling with excitement as current students, faculty and volunteers from the university community welcomed prospective students and their families to Admitted Student Day.
Blue and white balloon arches greeted every attendee at check-in and live music was performed as soon-to-be Silverswords were welcomed by faculty and staff. Organized specifically for students who have been accepted into Chaminade, Admitted Student Day provided prospective students an inside look into what life on campus and life in Hawaii would be like if they chose to attend Chaminade.
The agenda for Admitted Student Day included fun activities like campus tours, trolley tours of the surrounding Kaimuki neighborhood, a lively resource fair with hands-on activities and department open houses. Interested students also had an opportunity to meet with financial aid officers.
A row of tented booths lined Second Road for the resource fair, each with a different club, support service or exciting opportunity open to Chaminade students. Representatives from every organization, including Hawaiian Club, Campus Ministry and the Chaminade Student Nurses Association were there with snacks, photo booths, giveaways and games. Those interested in the Study Away program played a game involving paper airplanes, the Office of Health Professions Advising & Undergraduate Research booth challenged passersby to a game of Operation and the Filipino Club gave away traditional Filipino treats.
Beyond the clubs and extracurricular opportunities offered at Chaminade, admitted students got to learn more about their majors and the departments which they’ll belong to. Deans from each division began their open houses with a personal welcome, followed by informational sessions.
But possibly the liveliest station at Admitted Student Day was the Celebration Room where students who wanted to say “yes” to Chaminade could submit their deposit.