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Accepted students get their first taste of Brockport

Jason Manuse
Students and their families filed into the union ballroom.

Hundreds of prospective students and their families flooded SUNY Brockport’s campus Saturday, March 9, hoping to learn what the university has to offer.  

Accepted Students Day is an annual event where accepted students can get more information before fully committing to becoming a Golden Eagle.  

Transfer students like Sarah Zimmerman, who is transferring from Monroe Community College (MCC), chose SUNY Brockport after hearing about its successful journalism department.  

“I was interested in the Journalism and Broadcasting major here at Brockport because I heard there were a lot of very successful alumni from here and it comes highly recommended from people who have transferred here prior,” Zimmerman said.  

Touring the various academic buildings on SUNY Brockport`s campus where she will soon be spending her time was an exciting opportunity for Zimmerman. 

Students had the chance to submit their deposit in Edwards Hall and officially commit to SUNY Brockport, which was an exciting moment for them and their families.  

SUNY Brockport assistant director of undergraduate admissions, Nina Smith was one of many admissions staff members available on Saturday to speak to potential and accepted incoming students. 

“Accepted Students Day gives the opportunity for students who’ve been accepted to Brockport get another look at all those last minute questions answered, get a tour of campus, talk with their major [department], hopefully feeling confident to deposit and commit to Brockport,” Smith said.  

Academic majors, internship and career opportunities, as well as affordability opportunities, are some of the major interest points for incoming SUNY Brockport students so Smith ensures students are well-informed at events like these.  

Smith has noticed Accepted Student Day has always been a hit on campus every year. 

“We do this event every year for accepted students and we love it, it’s always one of our favorite events on campus because they really are excited,” Smith said. “We’ve always gotten really great feedback for this event and so we are excited to continue that for our students.” 

“We do this event every year for accepted students, and we love it,” Smith said. “It’s always one of our favorite events on campus because they really are excited. We’ve always gotten really great feedback for this event and we are excited to continue that for our students”   

Aside from faculty and staff, student workers were also available on Saturday to help assist and speak with potential future students.  

Tour guide and SUNY Brockport senior Michael Guido helped out as a student worker at this event. 

“We’re definitely a very community-oriented school,” Guido said. “It’s very easy to find your niche here- and we just want people to know that no matter who you are, or what you’re interested in, you’re going to find a group. We’re also super affordable, we’re one of the most affordable SUNY schools in the SUNY system.” 

Many students are still on the fence about where they’d like to attend.  

“Even if this place isn’t exactly what you envisioned it to be, Brockport is definitely someplace that can be your home and you can work towards it being your home,” Guido said.  

For those who couldn’t attend this event, another Accepted Student Day will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

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