More than 3,000 prospective students anticipated at CMU and You Day Saturday

More than 3,000 prospective students will experience life on campus during the 40th annual CMU and You Day Saturday.

Deemed Central Michigan University's open house, those who attend will get the chance to meet and talk with faculty and staff, tour campus, eat lunch in a residence hall and attend a football game at 3:30 p.m.

Brad Kloha, senior assistant director of admissions and CMU alumnus, said the event, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., brings tremendous feedback.

"It's a great experience to interact with faculty and get information," Kloha said, "(and) to meet one-on-one with people they are potentially working with."

Students are given tours by CMU ambassadors along with a discussion of student services, highlighting key points on campus.

Ray Wilson, assistant director of admissions, said although his department coordinates the event, it would not be possible without everyone that helps out.

"It's a great opportunity for students to meet and mingle with faculty and staff," Wilson said.

Two 45-minute academic forum presentations will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. highlighting the areas of business administration, teacher education, health professions, science and technology, communication and fine arts, and humanities and social and behavioral sciences.

A university overview will provide students and parents with information about admissions, residence life, career services, the honor's program and the leadership institute at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

Parents will be provided with the opportunity to learn about financial aid at 11 a.m. and noon in the Lake Huron Room at the Bovee University Center.

Registration will be located in front of the Charles V. Park Library, the Health Professions Building and in the Anspach Hall courtyard.

Attendees should make sure to receive lunch tickets, admission applications, a CMU bulletin at a glance, information on the "steps to success," a lanyard and vouchers for up to three free CMU football tickets.

Prospective students find out their admission status within 48 hours through Central Express. Those interested need to bring applications, ACT scores, high school transcripts and a $35 application fee.

Wilson said less than 300 students applied at last year's event out of the 3,000 to 4,000 prospective students that attended.

Representatives will be available from 9 a.m. to noon from all colleges.

"We know that our faculty, staff and students are one of the great selling points for the university," Kloha said.

Admission to the football game and field hockey game at noon are free to guests that attend the event.

Both games are a great way for prospective students to experience CMU pride, Kloha said.


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