Parents nodded happily, pointing to various buildings and speaking excitedly to their sons and daughters. Rounding up the group and heading back toward Rush Rhees, the Meridian was spotted walking along the Joseph C. Wilson Boulevard. “Here, we have Wallis Hall, where the admissions and financial aid offices are housed,” he said, pointing to his right. “This is where your applications were extensively reviewed for objective criteria that determine whether or not you deserve to be here,” the Meridian explained, "and also where the amount of debt you will owe for the next decade or two is decided." A kind looking mother of a prospective freshman raised her hand for the Meridian to call on her.