It’s hard to believe that we’re already 3/4 of the way through our first year here at Tuck, and that it’s almost time to welcome prospective T’15s at ASW next month. I remember last year as we prepared for our visit and how much it meant for us.

By this time last year we had already committed to Tuck.  Zach, who had already had an opportunity to visit Hanover and talk to other Tuckies, was all-in on the experience. He knew this was the best place for us and was very excited about starting this new adventure. I was still a bit ambivalent– when I looked at the list of pros and cons I knew Tuck was our clear winner, but I was still unsure about it all. I was nervous about having to move all the way across the country, about being so far from our family and friends, of having to deal with snow and ice and cold, cold winters. Our main objective for attending ASW was for me to get a chance to see what Tuck was all about and (hopefully) start to feel really “on board” with our decision.

And, of course, that is exactly what happened. ASW was amazing– everyone was so excited to be here, so excited about Tuck. The atmosphere was contagious. It was exactly what I needed to go from thinking, “WHAT are we signing ourselves up for?!?” to really, honestly looking forward to moving here and the whole experience ahead.

I will echo Claire here in definitely encouraging partners to come to ASW. I felt just as welcome in all of the events as any student. The panels specifically for partners, and for partners with kids (which I’ll be part of this year), were very informative and so helpful. I got a chance to tour Sachem Village, which helped me have a good mental image of what to prepare for as far as what our potential space would look like. It all helped me have a more concrete idea of what I could expect, which helped so much with the rest of our planning.

Another benefit I had not expected was the connections we made at ASW. Through the panels, the small group dinners, etc, we met several people who then became valuable contacts as we prepared for our move and arrival. It was such a huge help to already have a list of TP’13s whom I could email to ask about things like the dimensions of the dining area in the Sachem floor plan we would have (to know what size table would fit), or to ask to borrow an air mattress for our very first night before all our stuff arrived. Our move felt like such a big step, and it felt so great to get here and already know a few familiar faces.

I left ASW last year feeling totally sold on the Tuck experience, a promise that almost a year later has not let me down. I hope to see you here next month, and that you have as transformative and positive an experience as I did.

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It’s hard to believe that we’re already 3/4 of the way through our first year here at Tuck, and that it’s almost time to welcome prospective T’15s at ASW next month. I remember last year as we prepared for our visit and how much it meant for us.

By this time last year we had already committed to Tuck.  Zach, who had already had an opportunity to visit Hanover and talk to other Tuckies, was all-in on the experience. He knew this was the best place for us and was very excited about starting this new adventure. I was still a bit ambivalent– when I looked at the list of pros and cons I knew Tuck was our clear winner, but I was still unsure about it all. I was nervous about having to move all the way across the country, about being so far from our family and friends, of having to deal with snow and ice and cold, cold winters. Our main objective for attending ASW was for me to get a chance to see what Tuck was all about and (hopefully) start to feel really “on board” with our decision.

And, of course, that is exactly what happened. ASW was amazing– everyone was so excited to be here, so excited about Tuck. The atmosphere was contagious. It was exactly what I needed to go from thinking, “WHAT are we signing ourselves up for?!?” to really, honestly looking forward to moving here and the whole experience ahead.

I will echo Claire here in definitely encouraging partners to come to ASW. I felt just as welcome in all of the events as any student. The panels specifically for partners, and for partners with kids (which I’ll be part of this year), were very informative and so helpful. I got a chance to tour Sachem Village, which helped me have a good mental image of what to prepare for as far as what our potential space would look like. It all helped me have a more concrete idea of what I could expect, which helped so much with the rest of our planning.

Another benefit I had not expected was the connections we made at ASW. Through the panels, the small group dinners, etc, we met several people who then became valuable contacts as we prepared for our move and arrival. It was such a huge help to already have a list of TP’13s whom I could email to ask about things like the dimensions of the dining area in the Sachem floor plan we would have (to know what size table would fit), or to ask to borrow an air mattress for our very first night before all our stuff arrived. Our move felt like such a big step, and it felt so great to get here and already know a few familiar faces.

I left ASW last year feeling totally sold on the Tuck experience, a promise that almost a year later has not let me down. I hope to see you here next month, and that you have as transformative and positive an experience as I did.

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