Preview Day to be held Saturday

In an attempt to recruit prospective students, the University will emphasize new scholarships this weekend at Preview Day. Prospective students and their families will have a chance to visit resident halls, meet with advisors and representatives from the University during Saturday’s Preview Day.

In 2004 more scholarships will be available for new first-year and transfer students. These scholarships will target students who are academic achievers, who live in Michigan and additional scholarships for students who have the most economic need. “Preview Day provides an excellent opportunity for prospective students and their families to gain a comprehensive overview of all the University has to offer,” said Teri Sharp, media relations director in the Office of Marketing and Communications.

From 9:30 a.m. until Noon, 100 academic departments and student services will be set up with displays. Staff and student representatives will be on hand to answer questions in the Union Ballroom and the Multipurpose Room.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view academic facilities and the Student Recreation Center through guided tours. They will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups will leave from the first floor hallway in the Union by the Black Swamp Pub and will stay about an hour. Tours of the residence halls will also be given from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups will be assembled at the front desk of each residence hall and at the Residence Life display area in the Union.

Students at the University will be involved in the program by leading campus tours and hosting displays.

Departments will also host their own tours from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can sign up for these open houses at the departments’ booths in the display area.

“I encourage students to get on campus and visit,” said David Rice, assistant director of admissions. “Preview day allows students to see real residents and get a firsthand experience of what college is all about.”

Editor’s Note: For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 419-372-BGSU.