Guidance Spring College Tour – Day 1 Overview

Recently, SEEDS’ Guidance Department and more than 35 scholar alumni visited 11 colleges and universities over five days on the annual Spring College Tour. In a series of blog posts, scholar alumni and staff will reflect on their visits to each campus.

College Tour Day 1 Photo 1Day 1: Sarah Lawrence College, Vassar College and Bard College by Akhira Montague (Scholars ’11, Putney School ’15)

Although the day started cold and early, we began our Guidance Spring College Tour with Sarah Lawrence College. At this liberal arts college, we had the opportunity of meeting Christiaan Pfeifer (Scholars ’08, Concord Academy ’12), who is a SEEDS alum currently attending the school. Christiaan talked about his experience at Sarah Lawrence and how it is important for us to research schools for information on optional SAT and ACT scores, financial aid availability, and study abroad programs at Sarah Lawrence. Although the campus population is small, Sarah Lawrence focuses on its students building positive working relationships with faculty and staff members.

College Tour Day 1 Photo 2Although another liberal arts college, the day’s second visit, Vassar College, had a breathtaking campus that had an “artsy” feel. Many scholars connected with the college due to its scenic campus and academic life. Vassar prides itself on its empowering history, beautiful farm, and innovative research as it relates to education. With an enriching academic curriculum, juniors can study abroad at Vassar-sponsored programs.

College Tour Day 1 Photo 3Our last stop of the day was to Bard College. We had the opportunity to meet another SEEDS alum, Sadiki Lewis (CPP ’12), who gave us a tour of the campus and spoke to us about his experience on campus and in the BEOP, which is a program similar to EOF, but for out-of-state students with financial needs. Bard makes the community accessible to its students with a frequent campus shuttles to local restaurants, festivals and other special events.