The University of Alabama Department of History hosted a visit day for prospective graduate students on Friday, March 1. The students began the day with a warm welcome from Dr. Daniel Riches, Director of Graduate Students, and then met with faculty during their open office hours. They were able to talk one-on-one with faculty members, socialize during a catered lunch, and meet with current graduate students.
As the day went on, the prospective students went on tours of the campus, the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, and the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. There was a symposium of current graduate students and faculty, followed by a dinner hosted by current students.
The Department of History spent the day connecting with the prospective students, learning about their interests, and their goals for the future. It was a successful day which highlighted both the scholarly focus and strong sense of community which are central to the strength of the department.
Thank you to all of the prospective graduate students that came to visit the University of Alabama to further explore the Department of History and looking to find their fit here. Thank you to the faculty and current graduate students that spent the day welcoming the prospective students and making this a wonderful visit for all. Roll Tide!