Manhattan Hosts Accepted Students’ Day

1,400 people gathered on Manhattan College’s campus, including prospective students and parents, for the first of two Accepted Students’ Days in 2011.

On Wednesday, March 30, some 1,400 people gathered on Manhattan College’s campus, including prospective students and parents, for the first of two Accepted Students’ Days of 2011.

“Manhattan College has always been a place that emphasizes both personal development and preparation for work, the search for meaning, as well as the search for satisfying employment,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, during the morning greeting. “Students here are challenged to ask difficult questions about what they value, what they believe, who they are. 

“We expect our students to leave here not just prepared for a job, but ready to contribute — to make the world a better place for their fellow human beings, a world more just, more equitable, more sustainable, more humane, more beautiful,” added O’Donnell. “We take seriously — as our founder, John Baptist de La Salle did — the cry of the less fortunate, and we search for ways to do something about the conditions that create inequity and injustice.”

The full day featured a unique opportunity for future students to hear firsthand about Manhattan’s various majors and courses from the schools of arts, business, education, engineering and science, sit in on a class, take a campus tour, learn more about the financial aid process, attend an ice cream social, and much more.

View photos of the event below.