Admissions Office

September 2022 Letter to Counselors

I know the pandemic isn’t over, but I hope you have experienced some return to normal, with more to come in the months ahead.

At Union, the fall has brought much excitement. We welcomed 579 first-year students to campus, which is our largest class in several years. Nearly all of our 40 study abroad programs are a go this year, with students living and learning around the world as I type this. My own daughter, now a junior at Union, is immersed in ecological work on the east coast of Australia. (Tough life, huh?)

But the real buzz around campus surrounds the launch of many new academic programs and curricula:

  • New majors in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering – which will join our current ABET-accredited engineering programs
  • New minors in Digital Studies, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, and Music Technology – each one at the intersection of arts/humanities/social sciences and STEM
  • Complex Questions: Global Challenges and Social Justice, a fresh approach to a core curriculum that goes beyond narrow departmental objectives, and U Journey, a complementary residential curriculum
  • U Ready, a comprehensive career-readiness platform

All of these are focused on what Union already does exceptionally well. We promote intellectual diversity and produce graduates with the competencies and versatility to face the “multiple tomorrows” that await them in their lives and careers. Explore our Career Dashboard for more on graduate outcomes.

Thank you for continuing to share the benefits of a Union education with your students.