This morning I spoke with a mother whose frosh-to-be son recently returned from orientation at his college of choice. Well, at least it was his college of choice until the orientation junket.
He didn't have an awful time, the mom told me, and he's not ready to pull the plug on his decision, but he was definitely disappointed. The main complaint: "All I met were nerds."
Well, interestingly enough, the Princeton Review book does send out a nerd alert for this boy's school, but--on the other hand--it's a public university with more than 20,000 students, so there must be someone around without a pocket protector.
Yet the issue here isn't the nerd count on that particular campus, but whether other parents out there have been in a similar situation, and, if so, how did you advise your kids? Were any of them so disillusioned that they wanted to make other plans? If they did matriculate in the fall, was the orientation angst largely unfounded?