The History Department hosted a group of prospective graduate students on February 23, 2018. The prospective students were first welcomed by Dr. Daniel Riches, Director of Graduate Studies. “We were delighted to welcome seventeen accepted students who traveled from across the country to visit our department,” says Dr. Riches. “The central theme of the event was to provide our guests with as much information about us as we could so that they could make maximally informed choices about whether or not to accept our offers of admission.”
Milling through the halls of ten Hoor, they then attended office hours with many of our faculty under whom they could study. After a lunch where they could get to know faculty, staff, and current students, they departed for a guided tour of our campus, libraries, and archival collections. Following a symposium of current graduate research, they attended a dinner with our current grad students.
“Our graduate program is at an exciting moment in which we continue to accentuate our traditional strengths in fields such as the History of the U.S. South while attracting increasing numbers of students in European History and Religious History and developing a growing presence in Public History,” says Riches. “I believe that students will find a vibrant and supportive atmosphere within which to study in our department.”
Thank you to all of our faculty, staff, and students who made this event possible, and to the students who attended. We hope to see your faces around ten Hoor this Fall!