The UW-Superior Admissions Office sponsored its annual Fall Preview Day Oct. 17 and 18. Preview Day offers the opportunity for high school seniors from the Midwest to tour the UW-Superior campus, interact with faculty, and hear from current students and experience UWS in a natural setting.
Campus visit coordinator, Jordan Appicelli reported that the expected attendance for Fall Preview Day 2013 would be approximately 120 prospective students. Of those 120 students, 83 percent attended one of the three preview days. In comparison to last year’s Fall Preview Day, attendance was lower by about 10 percent.
Fall Preview Day hosted activities that permitted prospective students to connect with undergraduates and faculty around campus. A student body panel offered the visitors an opportunity to learn about life at UWS as well as express other concerns regarding the college life.
After the student panel, the prospective students broke into small groups to receive a guided tour led by campus ambassadors. “I love the small class sizes,” said Julianna Wagner, a senior at Eveleth-Gilbert High School. “It feels like such a tightknit community here.…I toured here in the summer, but I definitely didn’t get the same college vibe then as I do now.”
The Major and Opportunity fair also allowed for the students to become familiar with the numerous organizations around campus such as Residence Life, UWS Admissions, Student Support Services and Multi-Cultural Affairs. Faculty from different branches such as the writing and psychology units presented their information regarding the academics in that department.
Ben Mooney, the UWS admissions advisor for Central and Southern Wisconsin, said “events like this give students a good idea of what college life is all about.” Mooney wants the prospective students to have walked away from this experience with the readiness to transition from high school to college.
The next preview day will be held January 25. Registration will be available starting spring semester 2014 on the admissions website.