Click to check out the ETD Hashtags here and see what we were up to:
Hello again friends! It’s been almost a full week since our very first Experience Temple Day this semester, and I think I can safely say my feet are STILL recovering. But it was SO worth it; ETD’s are some of the most energetic, exciting, and rewarding days during our admissions year. It is a day when our accepted students can come to campus and get the FULL Temple Experience. Nothing beats it.
Even though the weather threatened to really let loose on us, the day ended up being wonderful! All of the owls were up bright and early. By this picture, you wouldn’t even know we’d been up since the crack of dawn:
I have to let you in a secret: I was NERVOUS for ETD this year! That’s mostly due to the fact that I was apart of something super fun this year; the opening dance number. (I know, people back at home, ME? DANCING? It’s true.) The nerves were mostly just jitters, because we were about to get up in front of around 1700 prospective students and parents, and the pressure was definitely on. Once the Rocky Theme started, all of it faded and it was nothing but a blast! I think the crowd enjoyed it, too. Us dancers sure did! I know you’re probably foaming at the mouth to see it, so I’ll help you out (CLICK):
The rest of the day was spent doing tours, checking our the residence halls, exploring campus, attending academic sessions, and plenty of other sessions. I could go on and on about how awesome ETD was. I spoke to so many interested families and students, tons of smiling faces, and even some really amazing alumni who dedicate their time back to to Temple even though they’ve finished their time here. THIS is why I love ETD: Everyone comes together, and it’s all about showing what it truly is like to feel that “Temple Experience”.
All day, the Owl Ambassadors, Admission staff, and especially the STUDENTS were using the hashtag #ETD2014 to document their day. We even had a “Selfie” competition throughout the day, which I think is amazing. SOOOO… GO CHECK OUT THE HASHTAGS. Instagram & Twitter both have tons of amazingly sweet tweets and pictures from all sides of the event. They’re so worth viewing. It gives just a small glimpse into the joy and excitement all of us were feeling on ETD! Click the buttons at the top of the post for a direct link to the hashtag streams.
Well, now that I just rambled for a few paragraphs about how much of a great time I had, I suppose I’ll conclude with this. If you’ve been accepted, REGISTER FOR AN ETD!!!!!!!!! We still have two more: March 23rd and April 12th. It is SO worth it to come out and see what Temple has to offer you. Plus, you’ll get to see me dance. And who in the world would pass up that offer?
Talk to you soon!