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Which schools have cancelled the admitted students days or preview days. in 2020

NJdad07090NJdad07090 261 replies6 threads Junior Member
As the title says hopefully this can be a one stop place for folks to check what school have cancelled the admitted student days or preview days. Feel free to list them in this thread.
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  • NJdad07090NJdad07090 261 replies6 threads Junior Member
    @rivet2020 stated that Stanford has cancelled their student day and I read some where else on the board UPenn has cancelled Quaker day.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40797 replies7594 threads Super Moderator
    edited March 7
    Brown
    Columbia
    Harvard
    MIT
    Stanford
    UPenn

    More to follow, I'm sure
    edited March 7
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  • sherimba03sherimba03 138 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Safe to assume if they cancel admitted student days that they'd also cancel general campus tours for prospective students? We are confirmed at Miami, UCF, UF and ASU the first week of April. DS21 says he wants to go no matter what but, if these schools do cancel their tours, I don't think it would make much sense to go anyway. I guess he thinks he can still get a general sense of the school even walking around a deserted campus. Thoughts?
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  • ItisatruthItisatruth 377 replies25 threads Member
    Brown
    Columbia
    Harvard
    LMU
    MIT
    Stanford
    UPenn
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  • prof16prof16 28 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Cornell has cancelled visits & tours
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  • thumper1thumper1 77105 replies3425 threads Senior Member
    My thought...yes, you can get a feel for the campus by walking around and doing a self guided tour yourself. The only thing you will miss is that you won’t be able to gain access to the insides of some buildings...because you won’t have key card access to do so.

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  • PrdMomto1PrdMomto1 364 replies5 threads Member
    thumper1 wrote: »
    My thought...yes, you can get a feel for the campus by walking around and doing a self guided tour yourself.

    I agree, especially if classes are still in session.
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  • amsunshineamsunshine 810 replies7 threads Member
    sherimba03 wrote: »
    Safe to assume if they cancel admitted student days that they'd also cancel general campus tours for prospective students? We are confirmed at Miami, UCF, UF and ASU the first week of April. DS21 says he wants to go no matter what but, if these schools do cancel their tours, I don't think it would make much sense to go anyway. I guess he thinks he can still get a general sense of the school even walking around a deserted campus. Thoughts?

    My D and her dad are going out to UF and FSU the second week of April for admitted student days. At this point, even if they are cancelled, I think they may go out anyway and do self guided tours, but we will see. FSU is a personalized one on one tour for honors students, so I'm hoping that is not cancelled, at least. It's not the typical "big crowd" event or tour , so fingers crossed. We will see. Your son is a junior, though. Any chance you could postpone visits until summer (I know the heat is brutal in the summer, but maybe it would be a better time)?
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  • elena13elena13 1025 replies16 threads Senior Member
    Vanderbilt canceled the Mosaic weekend.
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  • CTCapeCTCape 264 replies9 threads Junior Member
    DS has already done accepted S’s day at UMass, and is scheduled for URI at the end of this month, as well as Rutgers and CofC in April. Since we have non- refundable tickets and have never been to Charleston, we will go regardless of whether it’s cancelled and do what we can to get a sense of the school and area. We’ve already been to the other 2, so that may have to be it.
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  • NJdad07090NJdad07090 261 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Rutgers is a tricky school to tour yourself, I really do not know another school setup like it, it is really like 4separate campus.
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  • NJdad07090NJdad07090 261 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I took my daughter to see some schools over the summer but it is far from ideal with a tiny fraction of the students there, you really do not get a feel for it.
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  • CTCapeCTCape 264 replies9 threads Junior Member
    edited March 7
    NJdad07090 wrote: »
    Rutgers is a tricky school to tour yourself, I really do not know another school setup like it, it is really like 4separate campus.

    Fortunately we’ve been there twice, once on the official tour. DS will be disappointed if the official accepted student event is cancelled, because he really wanted to focus on the business school to make his decision. Hopefully it won’t be cancelled, but he has enough of a sense to make a decision if we don’t go back in April.

    Edited to add that as far as we know, Rutgers has not cancelled as of this point.
    edited March 7
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  • sherimba03sherimba03 138 replies8 threads Junior Member
    amsunshine wrote: »
    sherimba03 wrote: »
    Safe to assume if they cancel admitted student days that they'd also cancel general campus tours for prospective students? We are confirmed at Miami, UCF, UF and ASU the first week of April. DS21 says he wants to go no matter what but, if these schools do cancel their tours, I don't think it would make much sense to go anyway. I guess he thinks he can still get a general sense of the school even walking around a deserted campus. Thoughts?

    Your son is a junior, though. Any chance you could postpone visits until summer (I know the heat is brutal in the summer, but maybe it would be a better time)?

    No option for a summer visit for us. DS21 got invited to MIT football camp :smile: and between that, summer practice for his football team, and a 2-3 week trip to the East Coast to visit his dad, and continuing to work at his internship, his summer is booked solid.

    I am hoping it stays booked. If this thing gets really bad, I could envision football camp being canceled, and maybe even the airlines shutting down? I know that some people would accuse me of blowing things out of proportion but I consider myself a pragmatist. Looking at the data we have right now from egregiously limited testing, it sure seems to me that the transmission rate is really, really high. And if the early information about the virus mutating and re-infecting people proves to be correct (again, not trying to be cray cray here but as a biology major in college I learned enough to know that viruses certainly do mutate/evolve - look at influenza as a case in point) then who knows what the world looks like in six months?

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  • homerdoghomerdog 6405 replies111 threads Senior Member
    If anyone updates this thread, could they comment on exactly what is cancelled - if it's specifically Admitted Student Days or all tours? Thanks! We have plans to visit Wake Forest, Davidson, and Richmond during the last week of March. So far, they haven't cancelled tours.

    @elena13 Bummer about Vandy's Mosiac!
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  • Merlin2020Merlin2020 44 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Cornell cancelled all visits, tours and events with outside visitors with over 100 attendees until April 15, but they did not specify if this includes admitted students weekend (“Cornell Days”). The dates for that had not been announced yet. I wonder if they are considering pushing it out or cancelling it altogether.
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  • CT1417CT1417 4462 replies24 threads Senior Member
    I think both Cornell and Yale are trying to push out the decision as late as possible. Yale's Bulldog Days are a much-loved tradition. Student tour guides were just informed of the immediate cancellation of tours this morning, and I think Cornell's cancellation just hit their website yesterday. I will be surprised if either one ends up hosting their accepted student days. Yale started their two week break yesterday. The parent rumor mill thinks we will hear something by this Friday regarding distance learning, but that is just speculation.

    Oddly, Cornell Concert Commission just announced a March 22nd show the night before last; I am guessing that will be pulled soon.
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  • NJdad07090NJdad07090 261 replies6 threads Junior Member
    While I doubt it I wonder if schools will move decision day back to give them more time to do a acceptance student day. I am sure that would cause more harm than good considering the number of kids / schools needed to go along with it. If th evil's moved their deadline to say June 1 that may allow time for admitted students to have a day on campus but you would run into finals/ graduation. It will be interesting to see what happens with college graduations this spring.
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  • Coun2316Coun2316 118 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I think pushing decision day back would be a logistical nightmare - there are too many moving parts with kids coming off wait lists, and needing to schedule summer orientation sessions.
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