It’s a switching of roles. This time it’s the college staff and faculty who will be pulling an all-nighter. Beginning on Thursday, August 31, at 9:00am and lasting through Friday, September 1, at 1:00pm, Monroe College, the college that never sleeps, will be staying up all night in a 28-hour show of commitment to its new students who want to be registered in time for the September 7 first day of class. And everyone’s invited to the all-night party!
During the Admissions All-nighter, new students, students returning to Monroe, and transfer students can complete the entire admissions process– application, placement testing, transfer credit evaluation, acceptance, financial aid, and registration – and still have the rest of the Labor Day weekend to enjoy one last blast of summer. “For us at Monroe, success never sleeps,” said Monroe College Director of Admissions Evan Jerome. “In order for us to keep up with the hard-working adult college students of New York, we’re going to do whatever it takes to get them ready for school, even if we have to stay up all night.”
Along with the very serious job of registration for fall classes, Monroe’s Admissions Allnighter will include live music, raffles for prizes like computers and iPods, a semester’s-worth of free books, a huge countdown clock until the start of the semester, Hollywood Krieg Lights and a Red Carpet, and the early morning aroma of Monroe Blend coffee, endorsed and roasted by our Culinary Arts Department along with mugs and a muffins baked by our Culinary students. Also, on Thursday evening the WBLS (107.5FM) Street team will be stopping by for giveaways.
Like all colleges, Monroe has been feverishly working to get students, particularly timepressed adult students, registered with the financial aid and schedule of classes they need to launch their college education. Latest studies show that as much as half of all students enrolling in college this fall will be over 25 years-old. “Monroe College is sensitive to the needs of the working adult population,” Mr. Jerome continued. “Even though they may have family and work responsibilities, we are completely committed to helping them earn their college degree, too. With this Admissions All-nighter we’re giving them every available opportunity to succeed.”