First Online Chat Planned for Prospective Students
What are classes like? What activities can I do? Is the food good?
Prospective undergraduate students have a ton of questions as they try to narrow their college choices. In an effort to help get them the best answers and connect on a personal level, the Admission Office will hold its first online chat on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
A dedicated group of current students will be staffing the keyboards to answer an array of questions.
“Online chats allow us to connect with prospective students in a venue where they feel comfortable,” said Dianna L. Collins, director of enrollment communications. “We are always looking for opportunities to engage our students – chats add a new energy to our traditional communications.”
The online chat is part of an ongoing process that the Admission Office uses to attract future undergraduate classes.
In addition to regular campus tours that are available five days a week, the Admission Office will hold open houses starting in October:
Oct. 13, 2008 – Countdown to College
Available for all majors, the day is designed especially for high school seniors with information sessions that will cover admission and financial aid. There will be a student-led tour of campus, plus a question and answer session with faculty.
Oct. 15 – Nov. 19 Pharmaceutical Studies Days
For students with an eye toward the pharmaceutical field, the Admission Office offers several dates throughout the fall for students to learn more about this always evolving field. Each Wednesday, prospective students and their parents have an opportunity to tour the campus, have lunch with current students, meet with faculty, and learn more about careers in the pharmaceutical industry.
Oct. 25, 2008 - Misher College of Arts and Sciences Open House
Students thinking of a future in medicine, scientific research, the social sciences, or humanities will find this open house beneficial. With a special focus on the Misher College, this event will feature presentations, demonstrations, student research, and career opportunities available through our arts and sciences majors.
Nov. 15, 2008 - College of Health Sciences Open House
With the continued growth in the healthcare industry, it seems fitting that University of the Sciences would host an event highlighting our College of Health Sciences. Students and parents will have an opportunity to tour the new facilities dedicated to physical and occupational therapy, plus learn about the many opportunities available in healthcare.