With the start of the 2022-2023 school year, we are pleased to announce that we will resume having college visits during the school day. Prior to Covid, Riverdale often hosted 70+ colleges each fall, giving students the opportunity to connect with schools of interest and others they might have previously not known about. These visits are conducted throughout the day in the college counseling office.
The target audience is mainly juniors and seniors, though other grades are more than welcome in the event that a student is particularly interested in the school. As many of these sessions occur during class hours, students should speak to their teachers ahead of time about missing class.
We have made a Google Calendar available for students and parents to see upcoming visits. There are currently about 50 scheduled, with more requests coming in each day. Traditionally, October and the first few weeks of November are the busiest weeks, and students should expect to see more schools appear as September unfolds. The calendar will automatically be updated with any new visits or cancelations. Visits that day are also posted on a whiteboard by the front desk and on the college counseling door.
There are still a considerable number of colleges and universities that have yet to return to in-person visits. Most of those schools are hosting events through their own admissions pages, and students are encouraged to engage with schools of interest in as many ways as possible.