Be A Falcon Day 2022


Freshmen Humanities Games in the fall introduce the freshmen to the nest, the same freshmen leading the newly-accepted students on revisit day in the spring.

Grace Edelstein '23, Staff Writer

On March 10, prospective Falcons received their invitations to join the Peddie community in blue and gold boxes packed with socks, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s “Good Morning, Good Night,” and tons of Peddie spirit. Upon receiving their admissions decisions, many of these students attended one of Peddie’s four Be A Falcon Days, a redesigned revisit day with both virtual and in-person programming in an effort to create an inclusive Peddie experience under Covid protocols. 

According to the admissions team, the purpose of Be A Falcon Day is to “showcase the warm, supportive community, rigorous, exciting curriculum, and the rich and varied extracurricular opportunities available to students who come to Peddie. We want the accepted students to imagine themselves at Peddie, and we hope that they and their parents leave with answers to their questions and excitement about joining our community … We recognize that great students have great choices, so it’s important that we help these families understand what distinguishes Peddie throughout our Be A Falcon Day programs.” 

Prospective Peddie students were welcomed to campus and matched with a current 9th-grade student with whom they attended classes and experienced a typical Peddie day. Additionally, parents were able to spend the day on campus and attend a series of panels. 

With revisit being the most visible component of Be A Falcon Day, it is easy to forget all of the other events that took place in an effort to familiarize families with Peddie. This year, there was an in-person Student of Color Reception attended by current students, faculty, and prospective families. Additionally, the admissions office offered multiple virtual events to families, including Peddie Day, webinars on Residential Life and the International Student Experience, and a conversation with Young Peddie Alumni.

“Planning for Be A Falcon Days involves coordinating with people all over campus,” the admissions office explains, “from Peddie Food Service to Security to Facilities to Department Heads.” Students are even trained as hosts and matched intentionally with visiting students. They would like to extend a thank you to everyone who helped make the Be A Falcon Days a success. 

The Peddie community looks forward to meeting our newest Falcons next fall!