Christendom College welcomed a record number of guests from Seton Home Study School to campus this past Friday, for the college’s annual Seton Visit Day. Featuring tours of campus, presentations from Christendom and Seton staff, and an exclusive catered evening reception, the day gave hundreds of visitors the chance to experience a taste of the Christendom experience for the first time, before many make their college decisions in the coming years.
The visit day coincided with Seton Home Study’s Commencement weekend, which took place in Christendom’s hometown of Front Royal, Va. Thanks to the proximity to campus, the graduates and their families were able to take part in the event with other Seton students on Friday, enjoying the beautiful day and the evening reception before graduation the next day.
“It was a pleasure to host the graduates and their families for a special visit to our campus. Record numbers came to the evening reception alone, with well over two hundred individuals in attendance. The families of graduates were able to enjoy conversation with each other, Seton staff, and Christendom staff in our beautiful library that overlooks the historic Shenandoah River. I hope that next year’s graduates and families make sure to put the Friday before Seton graduation on their calendar and join us here at Christendom for an afternoon and evening just for them,” says associate director of admissions Zac Inman.
Over four hundred Seton students and their families signed up for the day’s various activities — a number that almost triples the amount that attended last year. The incredible spike in attendance reveals the continued growth of interest in Christendom College, as it continues to be seen as the gold standard in Catholic higher education.
“For those of you who have yet to decide on college, and for those who are not even of college-age yet, it would be best to consider Christendom College as your destination of choice. You will be pursuing something here that is difficult to find in any other college education: eternal life. That is truly daring to be great,” said Deacon Gene McGuirk, the director of academic counseling for Seton Home Study School, during his presentation on Friday.
Christendom has shared a unique connection to Seton since its inception, due to Mrs. Anne Carroll, the wife of Christendom founder Dr. Warren Carroll, being the founder of the home study school. Both schools are born of the same family, and share the same vision as well: to provide an excellent, classical academic program faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Many Seton Home Study students have experienced great success at Christendom over the years, with some even graduating from Christendom as valedictorian or salutatorian of their classes.
“I think the work that Christendom College is doing is tremendous. It is training the leaders of the future. It is giving them a strong education that is rarely available elsewhere… Christendom College is the best Catholic college in America. I sent all seven of my sons there and I’ve never regretted it,” says Dr. Mary Kay Clark, the director of Seton Home Study School.
Students are still being accepted for admission at Christendom for the fall 2016 semester. For more information on Christendom’s application process, please visit here.