Admissions Office Blog
- July 22, 2013 at 8:08 am
Despite heat and humidity, our spirits have not been dampened by flooding or thunderstorms. All six fellows have taken our adventurous spirits all over Northfield sampling the local cuisine.
- July 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm
On the last Saturday of June five out of the six Fellows traveled up to the Cities for the Minneapolis Pride Parade.
- July 5, 2013 at 8:04 am
WELCOME TO MPCW!!! We saw well over 750 bright eyed, inquisitive students during Minnesota Private College Week here at Carleton.
- July 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm
What are some of your favorite aspects about Carleton? What did you write your admissions essay about? Dacie Moses’ Cookie House. Yes, that is my answer to both of those questions.
- July 3, 2013 at 9:54 am
Hello, and welcome to the summer season at Admissions! We're your Summer Fellows - working here in Admissions giving tours, conducting interviews, and doing general office work. We'll be recording our various adventures on this blog, so stay tuned for more updates! For now, we thought we'd introduce ourselves, and give you a bit of an idea of how we spend our time here on campus.
- May 30, 2013 at 9:41 am
How do the sciences compare at smaller, private schools versus larger research institutions? Check out this article in the MN Private College's newsletter that puts the private colleges in the larger MN and national context!
- May 14, 2013 at 9:35 am
Well, spring has sprung us right into summer at Carleton. The weather has changed as drastically as the legislation up for consideration on same-sex marriage in this great state.
For the later, last fall Minnesota narrowly voted down an amendment to our constitution that would have banned same-sex marriages, and later today, Governor Mark Dayton will sign into law a bill legalizing these marriages. If you're interested in more information on that political narrative, this Minnesota Public Radio blurb is a great start, and you can explore from there.
As to the former, this May we will go from snowfall early on, to today's mid-90-degree high. Anytime we have unusual or interesting weather, one of my favorite things to do is explore the Carleton weather website. It's locally-gathered data and you can manipulate it in all sorts of interesting ways. Find the highest highs, the lowest lows, the snowiest snows and anything else you're curious about! I'll get you started by looking at May's temperatures thus far...
- March 25, 2013 at 10:18 am
A quick note with answers to a few current questions and the Carleton Admissions Office expedition to see what the movies have to say about our jobs...
- February 1, 2013 at 8:35 am
While the counselors are in a reading-induced hibernation, the rest of the world remains active - particularly, residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul, or so says Forbes...
- December 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm
This time of year, campus is pretty quiet. With most students and faculty away anyway, the staff exodus surrounding the holidays leaves only a handful of people around to keep the place running. On a day like today - sitting in a cozy nook next to a window where I can watch the big fluffy snowflakes swirl to the ground, with peppermint hot chocolate close at hand - it makes squeezing out those last ounces of productivity before the weekend and before the New Year much more appealing.
It also opens the door to a bit of reflection - for me, personally, it's been one adventurous year, and a good one at that. Here's hoping your 2012 was good, and that your 2013 will be even better!
- December 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Class of 2017! If you're curious about the mysterious roommate preference form, don't panic! It will be available electronically in a few months. This is but one of many forms that will be listed on your new-student checklist, all of which you'll get information about in upcoming paper and electronic mailings.
So, watch your mailbox and your inbox and stay tuned, and until then, relax and enjoy the end of the world...or, uhm... year.
- December 18, 2012 at 11:40 am
The one fact everybody outside of Minnesota knows is that it is cold here. The one truth that everybody who lives here knows is that "cold" means different things different years. What will 2012-2013 bring?