Hopeful High School Students to Shop HSU Activities and Academics


About 125 prospective students and their families will arrive on the Hardin-Simmons University campus for Winter Preview, Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Students and parents will be received at HSU’s Dyess Welcome Center beginning at 9 a.m. for a full day of campus exploration. The day also includes opportunities for prospective students to find out more about campus living, as well as academics, clubs, and other activities in which they may become involved.

Students will be encouraged to take a campus tour, get advice on financial aid, and visit booths where organizations showcase many of the non-academic opportunities available at HSU. Jim Jones, associate vice president for enrollment services, said, “The Campus Connection, in association with Winter Preview, allows our prospective students and their families to visit with faculty and staff members about the activities and opportunities offered on campus. Students who are engaged in campus life are more likely to persist to graduation.” The Campus Connection activities booths will be in Moody Center, Room 108, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Jones said Winter Preview helps to expose high school juniors and seniors to higher education academics and gives prospective students a chance to visit with the deans of the schools and colleges in which they have the most interest. Students may also visit with and get to know some of their prospective professors.

Brynn Reynolds, visitor coordinator for enrollment services, said she expects to see a number of students and parents on a walk-in basis on Saturday as well. “Some students either miss the deadline for online registration or they decide to come after online registration has closed, and we welcome them.”

Jones said he is thrilled at the number of students who will be visiting the campus on Saturday. “A campus preview is the best way to help students narrow down their choices. We think the level of participation helps us know how well we are reaching prospective students and creating interest in what HSU has to offer them. Getting prospects on campus is our most productive recruiting effort, so we strive to make these events, the Cowboy Fridays, and the personal campus tours very special for our guests.”

Saturday, February 15, 2014
HSU Winter Preview
Dyess Welcome Center, HSU Campus
9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.


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