Chatting with the potential Class of 2019

Chatting with the potential Class of 2019

CofC organizations recruit incoming freshmen to join their clubs at Accepted Student Weekend. Thousands of accepted CofC students poured through the line of organizations on Saturday, checking out all that the College has to offer. (Photo by Madeline Little)

CofC organizations recruit incoming freshmen to join their clubs at Accepted Student Weekend. Thousands of accepted CofC students poured through the line of organizations set up on George Street, checking out all that the College has to offer. (Photo by Madeline Little)

The streets around campus were flooded this past weekend, as always, but this time there was no rain; the streets were flooded with high school seniors and their parents. Accepted Student Weekend brought thousands of eager new College of Charleston students to our city to absorb the culture and community of this wonderful town.  All of these students were lost, confused and overwhelmed, but CisternYard News had the chance to stop a few of these dazed College accepts and ask them some questions. The point of Accepted Student Weekend is to make everyone who visits fall in love with our awe-inspiring campus. Here’s what a few of our potential Class of 2019 had to say!

Jamie Lief: “CofC is amazing and like no other school. The city has amazing shopping and food.”

Samantha Krantz: “We came with my parents on vacation and stumbled upon the College. I fell in love with it immediately. I can’t wait to come here next year.”

Samantha Krantz’s Dad: “I keep comparing it against schools like University of Georgia. It has a warm, fuzzy feeling and a great education structure. The honors college is incredible.”

Alec Eisensteis: “The school has a family community feeling. Being in Charleston around the city is perfect.”

Becky Jasso: “McAlister was my favorite dorm because you can share the bathroom with just one other person.”

Tierra Walker: “I love Charleston because of the shopping! I toured everywhere and saw all the dorms. I can’t narrow down my favorite thing about Charleston. I plan on majoring in accounting and I love the business school.”

Hanna Jones: “I love this area – it is so beautiful. The school is so easy to navigate. I am from Boston and the one thing I’m worried about is making friends, but I like McAlister dorms because it has more of an outdoor feeling and it is more open.”

 

CisternYard Media's information table. Many students who were perusing through the different clubs were from all over the country and were interested in many different majors and areas of study. (Photo by Madeline Little)

CisternYard Media’s information tables. Many students perusing through the different clubs were from all over the country and were interested in many different majors and areas of study. (Photo by Madeline Little)

Casey Crenshaw: “The best part about CofC? Where it’s at! Im excited about the beach. I tried the food at Liberty Fresh Food Co. and … the black bean cake sliders were … interesting.”

Haley Jade Jacobs: “I already go here, I’m just pretending I’m an accepted student so I can get free swag and candy from all the organizations and clubs.”

Lauren Tomes: “I’m actually a sophomore. Two years ago I was at Accepted Student Weekend and it downpoured, of course. The incoming freshmen this year are … different. They’re nervous and shy.”

Rebecca Castro: “I am from Spartanburg, SC but I haven’t decided if I really want to come to CofC. This weekend is making me lean towards making this decision. The old, historic feeling is awesome and the Spanish moss is my favorite thing about the school. I want to major in hospitality and tourism and this would be a great place to do that.”

Michaela Proffitt: “The campus is beautiful. There are so many opportunities and I love the shopping. I think this school has a lot of helpful people – students, staff and professors. The one thing that scares me is making friends I don’t want – that sounds bad but it’s true!”

Dakota Parriss: “The main thing that worries me is working and going to school. I work 50 hours per week at Starbucks now and I’m planning on transferring to a Starbucks down here.”

Porter's Lodge decorated to welcome accepted students. The weekend was dedicated to convincing potential students to commit to CofC and to get a taste of their future home. (Photo by Madeline Little)

Porter’s Lodge decorated to welcome accepted students. The weekend was dedicated to convincing potential students to commit to CofC and to get a taste of their (potential) future home. (Photo by Madeline Little)

Megan Worthing: “I have to make so many decisions – what dorm to live in, what meal plan to get, if I want to pay to bring my car … so many things. But the one thing I’m sure of is I’m committed to College of Charleston!”

After this weekend, Charleston has become a home for thousands of new students. Though they may be lost and annoying, puzzled tourists today – they will be Charleston locals in no time. Hopefully this weekend was a success in convincing students to attend our amazing school. Who wouldn’t fall in love with our little kingdom by the sea? Good luck to the Class of 2019!

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Authored by: Jessica Wilkinson

Jessica Wilkinson is a feature writer at CisternYard News. She is a sophomore majoring in Secondary Education and History with a minor in Political Science. In her free time, she can be found binge-watching Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars on Netflix, doing Muay Thai Kickboxing and spending as much time as possible on Pinterest. She aspires to be the best history teacher your kids will ever have while spending her summers writing and traveling the world.

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