I've been a bit quiet this month on the blog. I've been spending a lot of time working on our parts of the new Common App and also served as faculty at something called the Summer Institute. That's a conference for new admission professionals who want to interact with veteran admission officers. In New England, where I started my career in admission, it was called Rookie Camp. I was a little surprised when I was asked to join the faculty three years ago, but I guess after 13 years, I'm a veteran.
Anyway, I wanted to share a new way to get in touch with me and a way for you to get a peek at what life is like at UVa. I joined Instagram a few weeks ago and have been posting pictures from around Grounds. I'm not going to follow any students (but you should obviously be aware that when you use a hashtag, you're inviting a lot of viewers), but I'm happy to chat if you want to write a comment on my images.
My username there (and everywhere) is UVaDeanJ.
Oh, and a lot of people around Grounds are using the hashtag #UVaSummer on images that show you what things are like here over the summer. Be sure to check that out!