First Day Our Community Comes Together


Booth First DayAs we wrap up our Round 3 of the application cycle and attend send-off gatherings for our second-year Admissions Fellows, it’s hard to believe how quickly this academic year has flown by. While we watch the Class of 2015 prepare to take their next steps, we were reminded of the bright future that is to come as the vibrant voices of the Class of 2017 filled the Harper Center during First Day on April 24th.

First Day Fist BumpOn First Day —our signature welcome event organized and run by a student team—newly admitted students come together in the Winter Garden for the first time as members of the Booth community. They meet their future classmates, sit in on their first class, and attend their first LPF (Liquidity Preference Function) with the pressures of applications and interviews behind them, and the excitement of new relationships that will last long after the two years they are here.

First Day Photo OpDuring my time at Booth, I’ve noticed something that unites them all - a passion for this pay-it-forward, supportive community. The Class of 2017 wants to celebrate and they want to understand what the Booth experience is, but more importantly, they want to discover the diverse perspectives each of their new classmates brings.

This is a constant within Booth—the people that come together continue to make this place.