April 5 marked another Admitted Students’ Day at SIPA. While the morning was unseasonably chilly, the sun was still shining and everyone had an enjoyable day connecting with members of the SIPA community. The event began with a fireside chat with IMAC Director Anya Schiffrin and University Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz. Later in the afternoon, students shared a meal with current Seeples and professors and discussed their excitement (and possibly reservations) about attending graduate school. Afterward, students embarked on a campus tour before making their way over to the International Affairs Building for some afternoon breakout sessions and student and alumni panels. The day concluded with an evening reception, live jazz band and raffle prizes. Oh, and did I mention there was even a photo booth? Take a look at a few of the snapshots below, then visit our Facebook Page to review even more moments from the day!

Grace Han, Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, welcomes everyone to ASD 2016. The map behind her shows where all of the admitted students are coming from.

Anya Schiffrin and Joseph E. Stiglitz discuss inequality, the media and U.S. elections over a fireside chat.

Our current Seeples greet admitted students to ASD throughout the day.

Where else could you eat lunch and pick the brain of Gender and Public Policy Director Yasmine Ergas (left)? ASD, that’s where!

Seeple Affan Javed shares his experiences during the current student panel.

Associate Professor Christopher Blattman gives a brief faculty lecture on field study and policy design before kicking off the evening reception.

Students spend part of the evening declaring their "Seepleness" with a few funny photos.
Students spend part of the evening declaring their “Seepleness” with a few funny photos.