Prospective Students Come to Campus for Summer Fridays

Posted: July 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich

The Office of Admissions is trying something new this summer in its quest to acquaint prospective students and their families with the university. The annual Summer Saturday, usually held the first weekend in August, is being replaced with two Summer Fridays today and Aug. 1, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fairfax Campus.

Each session begins with general information on the admissions and financial aid procedures for families just beginning the college search process, followed by lunch, a browsing session featuring various academic units, students services, and University Life offices, and campus tours.

While the regular Summer Saturday program has always been successful, Admissions staffers hope that by moving the event to a weekday more of the campus community will have the opportunity to participate in the browsing sessions, and prospective students will enjoy the increased activity that takes place on campus on a typical summer weekday.

“We think these new summer events will meet the ever-increasing interest in Mason,” says Eddie Tallent, director of Admissions. “We’re seeing families traveling here from all over the country.”

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