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Essence of Emory

funtertaining15funtertaining15 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
edited April 2011 in Emory University
Is anyone planning to attend?
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  • coolpgcoolpg Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    I'll be attending :)

    Although I'm not sure if I'll be attending Emory. I really hope I'll be able to go because the courses offered are AMAZING! I like the diversity of the curriculum a lot more than UGA's. The only problem is the cost.

    Here's a pdf discussing Essence of Emory:

    http://www.emory.edu/admission/admission/decisions/essence_invite.pdf

    The program seems to be very...chill? Like theres a BBQ and a Salsa Lesson? Hahaha so I don't think the program will reflect Emory's student life too accurately. Most of it will probably be staged.
  • shauna2015shauna2015 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    I'll be going, too! I'm so excited 'cause I was forced to live in the dead city of Orlando. But Emory in Atlanta? Oh yeah, things are gonna be poppin' regardless of how 'staged' it is. Time away from home is pure bliss :)
  • africana94africana94 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Will def be going. I think it will be a blast! Can't wait!!
  • funtertaining15funtertaining15 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    See, I'm going, but I hate the fact that I have to miss two days of school for this. Maybe my flight will be later on, so it'll just be Friday. Our school excuses two days for college visits.
  • funtertaining15funtertaining15 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    @Coolpg Yeah; I asked and was told that they would be having a BBQ, so you can bring a swimsuit. I assume there's a pool nearby. I don't swim. At all.
    Wel will get to tour the school, meet teachers and faculty, and even listen in on a lecture. Hope everything goes well.
  • coolpgcoolpg Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    funtertaining,

    I'm sorry you have to miss out on some school days (it's a pain trying to make up work...especially tests!). But at least it's not cutting into your Spring Break time (it is mine)! Haha the Sunday we return is the day before school starts again. :/ BLEH!

    I think it should be fun! I know I'll enjoy being able to listen to the discussions and everything and I'm also not too great at swimming (but they said this part was optional). As far as the BBQ is concerned, I'm a vegetarian. :D

    Hahaha! Whatever! In any case, I'm sure we'll all enjoy it :)
  • SamanthaSaidSamanthaSaid Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I wish I could go! But I'm already two days out of this week and I can't do that again. Also, physically getting there would be a hassle! Hopefully, there's some sort of other accepted students day.
  • africana94africana94 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    @coolpg and funtertaining,
    I am probably as anxious as y'all are at what to expect during the program. I will miss two days of school as well (and my school only allows two days for college visits also), so I am really hoping that it will be well worth the two missed days!! I can't (and won't) swim either, so I will probably just chill on the side? I really do not know what to expect. I mean, I know about the agenda of the program, I just don't know what the students will do during downtime (if there will be any)...

    But nonetheless, I am really hoping that it will be fun and engaging and verify (once again) that Emory may be for me. What do y'all hope to see/experience/get from the Essence program?
  • Melanie22Melanie22 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    The swimming is definitely optional we just kind of mentioned the bathing suit because the barbecue (which will have Boca burgers for the vegetarians like myself out there :] )is at the Clairmont campus Housing & Facilities | Summer School | Emory College | Atlanta, GA (the picture on that site). I'd say Essence might be a little more... activity filled compared to our normal weekends here. Other than that it's a pretty accurate depiction of how we live here... minus the tons of work hahaha.
  • africana94africana94 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Great!! I'm up for some barbecue! Will we be pretty much independent during the week (except for the planned activities like the barbecue) for things like class visits? In other words, will we have to handle our own timing and stuff on that? Thanks.
  • Melanie22Melanie22 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Yeah pretty much the whole weekend is handling your own timing. For class visits they give you a list of classes you can sit in on and you choose. MWF classes are only 50 minutes. In my opinion we had the perfect amount of free time, enough to just explore campus and see what life at Emory was like, but not enough time where we were bored.
  • africana94africana94 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Okay. So do we also get a list of events and where to meet up for them, like for the BBQ or the showcase, etc.? Thanks!
  • Melanie22Melanie22 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Yep, it's included in the packet emailed to you I believe :) The showcase (showtime i think it's called) is going to be awesomeeeee make sure you go to that!! All of my friends are in BAM or Ngambika (Boys/Girls step teams) and they have been working so hard and practicing non stop.
  • tweetztweetz Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Essence introduces you to a bunch of upperclassmen before joining all of us on campus!! First glimpse of dorms, classes, professors, and new friends! You even find out about CROSSROADSSSS!!!!! (Emory Crossroads Retreat) This is a multi-cultural pre-orientation retreat for freshmen that is sure to be A LOT OF FUN. Check out the website! Come to Essence! You'll fall in love with Emory :)
  • africana94africana94 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Great!! Thanks Melanie...I did not get an email about the events for the program but I did get my itinerary and checklist and stuff...should I expect it later on?

    @tweetz, thanks, I can't wait! You make it sound like I am already supposed to be attending Emory now (which I sincerely hope so...). Now all we have to do is convince my parents which I think they are close to being convinced...they are just hoping for a better financial package!!! Wish me luck!!!

    Sincerely,
    A future moocher!!! LOLz jk
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