Top 3 Tips for Archmere Shadow Visitors from the Admissions Office

Beginning Monday October 6,  we will start welcoming 8th graders to campus for shadow day visits.  Being an Auk for a day is a great way to check out Archmere students, teachers, and classes first hand!  We know that coming to a new school filled with a bunch of older kids for the day can be a bit nerve-wracking. Hopefully this will help you feel a bit more comfortable when you visit. Check it out!

1.  Be yourself!  We want you to ask questions, participate in class, and enjoy your time with your shadow buddy and other Archmere students. The goal of this day is to determine if Archmere is a good fit for you.  We will match you with a student that you have requested or with a student that has similar academic and extra-curricular interests to you.  You will have a lot to talk about!

2.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!  We know that dressing for this day can be stressful (especially for the girls).  Keep in mind that you will be moving around our college- like campus a lot during the day, so comfy shoes and appropriately warm clothes are a must!  Remember our students wear a uniform, so no need to impress!  We just ask that you do not wear jeans or sneakers.  Khaki pants, an oxford shirt , and a fleece jacket with loafers is a great option for the guys.  For the girls, pants or a skirt with a sweater and fleece jacket worn with flats or loafers is a great choice.

3.  Eat- Food is everywhere!  We will provide lunch for you in the cafeteria.  There are many great options to choose from, including a salad bar, deli bar, pizza, soup, warm lunch options, and many snacks and goodies.  If you have gluten issues or other allergy conditions, let us know and we can work with your needs.  Also, make sure you take advantage of the many places and offices on campus (for example, Mr. Dougherty’s office, see below) that are always stocked with candy!

Our entire student body and faculty are looking forward to welcoming you, future Auk 2019,  to campus. See you soon!

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