As mbabound said, we're totally drinking the kool-aid! I returned home from the movies last night to a box outside my door, after pondering if I had ordered anything lately, I looked at the return address, "Mail from Virginia." I had read on the DardenPortal that people had received a package from Darden. At first, I thought maybe it was only sent to students who couldn't attend Day@Darden as I hadn't received one, but I was wrong. More swag! (I now know where my application fee went. ha!) Enclosed was a Darden mug and black leader portfolio with the school logo stamped in silver. Classy. Among the items in the box, the t-shirt and Darden USB flash drive from Day@Darden, my favorite item isn't anything material. It was the letter enclosed in my box from Dean Brunner and the leadership team, which talked about Darden as a relational school versus a transactional school. I sat there for a moment and thought, this is exactly why I applied and will attend Darden.
Do all schools send boxes of swag?