Today we went with my baby on a college visit to Pitt State. We did the official college tour back in October. Today's visit had a different purpose.
We had a 9am appointment with the Office of Disabilities and Student Support. We went in ready with our list of questions. Unfortunately, the girl we met with didn't have a lot of answers. We did get many forms filled out and a list of paperwork we need to complete the process of getting Caleb's educational plan in place at his new college.
Unsatisfied, we took our list and started exploring on our own. One of the skills we've developed as a family of travelers is the ability to wander about and our own and find things for ourselves, so off we went!
We visited the financial aid office and got help accepting a scholarship Caleb was awarded for good grades in junior college. We visited housing and learned about the different options available and what might be the best fit for Caleb. We visited admissions and got Caleb signed up for fall enrollment and an appointment with his future department for enrollment advisement.
After lunch we visited the Construction department. One of the departments teachers sat with us and showed Caleb which of his classes would transfer (all of them!) and what classes he would need to take to complete his degree. Turns out he'll have about 15 hour a semester to finish in two years. Caleb is also interested in a minor in theater. His dream job is set construction for film & television. The construction department was unsure about this, so we were off again to the theater!
We wandered in to the new theater and asked our question to the box office girl. She made a quick call and we were led to the "back house" area to meet with instructors there. They were able to answer all of Caleb's question, gave us a tour of the theater, set building facilities, and prop building areas. They also recommended Caleb for a job in the department! Turns out they like to have actual construction majors on hand.
Finally, on the way home around 3:30pm, we drove past what looked like a shrink-wrapped UFO. The news report tonight said it was an X-47-B navy drone on route from Maryland to California. Still looks like a UFO to me!