UNCG Campus Weekly

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Campus to host hundreds of prospective students Oct. 28

Undergraduate Admissions will host its annual fall open house for high school juniors and seniors Saturday, Oct. 28. The event attracts approximately 1,400 visitors from across North Carolina and beyond to campus, including more than 500 high school students interested in learning more about UNCG as a prospective college choice.

Spartan Showcase is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to experience UNCG first-hand, including talking with faculty and current students about academics and getting a feel for campus through tours and visits to a residence hall, dining hall and rec center. Students also can learn about financial aid and ask any questions about the admission and enrollment process.

Hundreds of faculty and staff from across campus participate in Spartan Showcase, and academics are an essential program component. To give prospective students better insight into department and program offerings, this year guests will visit academic units in their own spaces. This approach should allow prospective students an authentic classroom experience in the major of choice and speak directly with faculty and current students about what distinguishes UNCG from other institutions, said Chris Keller, director of Undergraduate Admissions.

“This smaller setting should facilitate engaging conversation among faculty and guests,” Keller said. “We envision faculty presenting laboratory and other hands-on learning spaces and the work of current students to help guests understand the challenging academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, and a supportive campus community UNCG offers.”

Spartan Showcase also includes an invitation-only reception for high-achieving prospective students to highlight UNCG opportunities for students who crave an especially challenging college experience. The Programs of Distinction reception will feature faculty and student speakers and will highlight the Lloyd International Honors College, UNCG’s innovative residential colleges, and opportunities for undergraduate research and study abroad.