Experience Exeter

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all had a great one.

This week newly admitted students are shadowing current students to experience what a day at Exeter is actually like; this day is called Experience Exeter. It’s hard for me to believe that I was in this position last year. I was so worried about what to wear, if I would get along with my host, if the classes would be so hard to comprehend I wouldn’t even be able to follow the conversation, the students at the school might think I’m stupid, etc. Well, no need to worry, admitted students. You were chosen for a reason, and the admission team knows that you can handle the work at this school. You will be able to understand what’s going on in class, and the whole school is made up of intelligent people. However, you are probably still anxious, so I will give you some little tidbits so you can relax.

What to wear: The dress code at Exeter for boys is a button up shirt and tie. You must wear a tie. If ties are too constraining for you, you do have the option to wear a turtleneck, but the weather has been warming up. A turtleneck might be a little too hot. For girls, it is more relaxed and you can wear a skirt or dress (fingertip length), and the usual: no low cut shirts, no spaghetti straps; to be succinct, look appropriate for class, stay classy. Both boys and girls can wear jeans. No rips or cut-offs though.

Hosts: We’re all really friendly here! We’re excited you got in, and we want you to feel comfortable here at Exeter. Don’t be afraid to talk to your host, ask questions, etc. You will meet your host’s friends, and I believe you will find it easy to get along with your host. My host last year and I got along very well, we talked during walks from class to class, during breaks, and I felt like I could really be a part of the community.

I can’t wait to see you guys in class, on the path, or in dhall! I hope you guys have a great experience.


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About Kimberly

Hometown: Beverly, Massachusetts Class: 2015 Favorite Restaurant in Town: Green Bean Favorite Assembly: Dance Assembly Favorite Event: Abbot Casino Hi, my name’s Kimberly and I was a new lower at Phillips Exeter Academy. Now, I am a senior. I was adopted from China when I was eighteen months old, and I currently live in Beverly, Massachusetts. I am a boarder here on campus, and I live in McConnell Hall. For sports, I am on the varsity field hockey team (Moxie), and participate in the dance program. I was co-captain of the winter dance company this past term. I am a co-head of Precision, the all girls step team, ESSO Music Lessons, where students can teach children musical instruments, and HFCC Dance, where students go to the children's center and teach dance. I also participate in Exeter Poms, which is a dance team that performs at half time for football and basketball games. Lastly, I am a student listener, dorm proctor, and tour guide for admissions.