DRBU hosted College Night on November 8, 2018 for prospective students and their families. Visitors learned about DRBU’s four-year undergraduate program and had the chance to tour the newly remodeled University Building.
President Dr. Susan Rounds gave opening remarks, welcoming everyone to DRBU. Two students shared their experiences on how they decided to attend DRBU and what it is like to be a student here. Both noted that the personal attention from faculty, small seminar class size, and exposure to texts from across traditions gave them a challenging and transformative environment for learning. They emphasized the confidence they had in bringing their liberal arts degree out into the world upon graduation.
The evening also featured Wayne Chen, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, who shared how DRBU has rolling admissions and a need-blind application process. He encouraged prospective students to schedule a visit to sit in on classes and experience for themselves the dynamic classroom environment of shared inquiry. After the short talks, visitors met DRBU’s blossoming community of student clubs. Each club had a booth from which club members greeted students and shared their club activities. Visitors had the opportunity to interact with students in Interfaith Club, learn about the new Ten Thousand Hands Art Club and Spanish Club, pick up a copy of the latest issue of the student magazine, and drink a cup of Pu'Er tea. Visitors also had the opportunity to stop by the Career Services table to find out more about what programs and services DRBU offers to help students plan for their lives after college.
If you couldn’t make it to College Night, we recommend scheduling a visit and checking our website for details about our next College Night event in spring 2019.