Now that Westover’s final revisit days of the 2011-2012 admission season have come to a close, most returning students are reminded fondly of their own revisit day experience. It’s hard to believe that as a sophomore, revisit day was two years ago! It was also incredibly uncanny to participate as a freshman last year, hosting girls from all over the country, and feeling like it was just yesterday that I was in their shoes. Visiting Westover had such a large impact on deciding where I would be going for the next four years; there was something so warm and fuzzy about the school that my parents adored, and when I talk to prospective students and their families, I can’t help but notice the same thing mirrored in them.
Revisit day can be stressful; you feel like everyone’s watching you, faculty and students and prospective students. However, there are some great things about revisit day: I know that I met some of my closest friends on that day a couple of years ago; some didn’t end up coming to school, but I kept in touch with all of them. You also get to meet the student body on a more personal level, which was exciting to me. My initial visit to Westover was special in its own way – it was 20 degrees, and as a girl from Florida who had worn a skirt and flats, I was downright freezing – and I’ll never forget who brought me to their first period Latin class; on the flip side, it was my visit to Westover in the spring of 2010 that really solidified the gut feeling that I’d be back, and for good.