The Coronavirus has caused many businesses, organizations and even colleges to shut down. This is the time students would be visiting colleges, speaking with admissions counselors and getting a feel of the campus life. Colleges have resulted to virtual tours and live sessions for incoming students.
Utica College has also taken their “Accepted Student Days” and put them into a virtual format. There is a welcome from the president, a speech from the Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment Management, Jeffery Gates. The session also informs students on new things happening for the fall, “We’ve done two of them already, we’ve had over 400 students sign into the virtual event.” —Gates
SUNY Polytechnic Institute is operating on a similar format. “We’ve been doing several different sessions, really on a weekly basis. You know we have two campuses. So, we’re offering different weekday sessions for different students who are accepted at both campuses.” —Gina Liscio, Director of Admissions for SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Both institutions, along with many others have extended their acceptance deadline from May 1st to June 1st.