Admissions Office

March 2020 Letter to School Counselors

As we wrap up the application review process at Union, I want to thank you for your continuous hard work on behalf of students.

As we all know, the excitement that usually occurs this time of year has been dampened by fears and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is always our top priority. Like you, we are doing our best to fully support our students' academic and personal growth in a very difficult time. We look forward to returning to campus with renewed energy as we prepare to welcome the Class of 2024. I want to make sure you know that we are here to make their transition to Union as smooth as possible.

We know that many students will be in touch with you as they make their final college choice. Please encourage them to review the FAQs and to discover the many ways to connect with Union virtually by visiting As always, we are available by phone and email to answer questions as well.

For your juniors and sophomores who are beginning the college search, our full offering of virtual opportunities is listed at:

While COVID-19 may be restricting campus activity for the moment, exciting things are happening at Union. In the fall, President Harris unveiled Union’s new strategic plan, The Power of Union, which emphasizes innovation, integration, inclusion and reflection with a vision to develop every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage, in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.

In February, to support the strategic plan, Union launched “Powering Union: The Campaign for Multiple Tomorrows,” which came with the announcement of a $51 million gift from Class of 1980 graduates Rich and Mary Templeton. Their gift will transform engineering and the liberal arts at Union, and will fund the creation of the Templeton Institute for Engineering and Computer Science to expand our offerings in engineering. Already named a Top STEM School for Women by USA Today, Union will also use the gift to attract more women to study technology at the College.

Union College just celebrated our 225th year, and we are not sitting still. We continue to develop the next local, national and global leaders. We hope you and your students are inspired to engage with Union.

Be well,

Matt Malatesta ‘91
Vice President for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment