So am having a little melancholy this morning.  Lived vicariously through some of my friends whose daughters experienced Preview at “The University”  of Alabama.  It was amazing …right???  For those of you who are going to colleges that don’t do this…sorry…there’s nothing like going through recruitment in the South.

Today is the last round of invite pre-recruitment parties and then it’s home to wait.  I hope the information sessions were helpful…I know that it was absolutely packed!!!! Had a moment of panic when Panhellenic announced that transcripts should be sent i with the recs.  That’s new this year.  I am thinking it’s because some girls might put a slightly elevated GPA or say they have AP classes and well….not !  HAve confirmed that IF you have already sent your rec packets out you can just mail a transcript to each sorority. Just address it to the recruitment chair (just like the rec) and put in lower corner transcript for “your name” inside.  They will match it with your rec.  I have also heard that some of the sororities don’t care if they have the transcript now..just extra paper.

HOWEVER!!!!!  You MUST send an OFFICIAL FINAL transcript to Panhellenic,  (I’d send it as soon as it’s available to do) and ladies if I were you I’d send a copy of the official final transcript (just get two from your high school , open one up and take photo copies) to every sorority on campus.  This is what has been done in the past which is why the sending a transcript with the rec is so perplexing.  Hey it’s up to you but I am telling you the Official Final transcript is the most important.

If you are still having heart palpitations over this I have on authority from a recruitment chair (well actually 3 recruitment chairs) that if a rec arrives without a transcript they are NOT going to 1) put you on the drop list,  2)throw it away,  3) not consider you for membership….so don’t panic..ok?????

When we got ready to leave after Preview my daughter didn’t want to go home.  She had such a great time, made so many new friends and well she was just ready to be done with high school and go onto the good stuff.  You obviously have tones of good memories and are excited so…..I’m not going to write a to write a lot today but below are a bunch of links to Bid Day activities.

The University of Alabama is first…there are several.  Is it crazy but after having attended Bid Day 2010 I get goose bumps watching these videos.  For those of you going elsewhere I have added a few from other school that have competitive , over the top recruitment and Bid Days as well…

So……For your entertainment……..enjoy!!!!

Bid Day 2011 University of Alabama…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBMYaLpIxd0

Bid Day 2011 University of Alabama….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMaIo6Uuuzg&NR=1&feature=fvwp

University of Alabama Bid Day 2011…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRMliVQiP0k

University of Georgia Bid Day 2011….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYpHLjbcIBk&feature=related

University of Missouri Bid Day 2011….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwWrezEOM0Y&feature=related

University of Missouri Bid Day 2011….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn4lG-WSc34&feature=related

Auburn Bid Day 2011…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tapemNY5I8&feature=related

Auburn Bid Day 2011….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxZh6EhnwO8&feature=related

Ole Miss Bid Day 2011……..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCW470rIwV8&feature=related

University of South Carolina Bid Day…….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIp8zigHbso&feature=related

The running of the Pigs…USC Bid Day….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jkWPXGZrv8&feature=related

University of Arkansas Bid Day 2011 …….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04m-0tVCpQc&feature=related

Northwest Missouri Bid Day 2011…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBIv3SSNKvw&feature=related

TCU Bid Day 2010…….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28svY7XVOlQ&feature=related

University of Arizona Bid Day 2011….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5FfA8gKko4

Michigan State Bid Day 2011…….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbCerPVtsM4

Texas A&M Bid Day……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRRlJhmDhAA


So there you go….just a few to entertain you….are you excited yet??????