Fall Preview Day 2013 Welcomes Potental UWS Students

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.

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