Fall Visit Days Announced
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Students interested in exploring what West Virginia Wesleyan has to offer will have three opportunities for an in-depth introduction when the College offers its Fall Visit Days 2011. Three Saturdays this fall will give anyone interested in attending Wesleyan the chance to get to know the campus and find out more about what the College can do to help them reach their goals.
“We offer Fall Visit Days as a real way for prospective students to get the true Wesleyan experience,” said John Waltz, director of admission. “Not only do they see all of our incredible new facilities, like New Hall, the David E. Reemsnyder Research Center, and The Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts, but they get to meet the greatest assets of West Virginia Wesleyan–our students and faculty.”
The first Fall Visit Day of 2011 will be October 29. Prospective students and their families will learn about the application and admission process and financial aid, and will have the chance to learn about the College through the experiences of current students who will share their stories at a student panel discussion. An academic department fair will give prospective students the opportunity to learn more about their specific majors of interest from the faculty members who teach them. In addition, campus newcomers can participate in a tour of Wesleyan’s picturesque campus, and lunch in the dining hall.
“Instead of making students choose a specific major for departmental meetings for this event, we let them explore at an Academic Fair, where all schools and majors are represented,” Waltz said. “Half of all college freshmen change their major during the freshman year, so college is about finding many interests, activities, sports, arts, and ways to be involved. Also, at a student panel guests get to learn about real experiences about student life, community engagement, housing and residence life, and everything in between right from people they can relate to.”
For those unable to make the October 29 date, there will be two more opportunities to explore West Virginia Wesleyan, November 12 and December 3.
Check-in is at 9:15 a.m. for each of the Visit Days, followed by the admission presentation “Wesleyan 101” at 10 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., current Wesleyan students will share their experiences at the student panel, followed by the academic department fair at 11:30. The day wraps up with a campus tour and lunch at noon. Representatives from both the Office of Admission and the Office of Financial Aid will be on hand to answer questions.
College visits are a chance for prospective students to get the true feeling of living and studying on that school’s campus. “All students should visit colleges in-person,” Waltz said. “In books and marketing materials, we all look good on paper. A school like Wesleyan – with the beautiful campus, the engaged and caring faculty, staff and administration, and the dynamic new facilities – must be seen to be believed.”
To register for Fall Visit Days, please visit http://www.wvwc.edu/admission/fall_visit.php .