Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admissions Counseling will host a fall Preview Day for high school students and their parents on Saturday, Sept.13. Preview Day is the first of many campus visit events, such as the GROW overnight event during Homecoming Week and monthly Tiger Days, available to prospective students.
“Visiting campus is vital when searching for the college that fits best,” said Aaryn Elliott, a senior early childhood education major from Bentonville, Ark. “It’s your chance to physically walk the campus that you could soon be calling home.
“Personally, taking a campus tour made all the difference for me,” Elliot said. “Being the 19th person in my family to attend Ouachita, I thought I knew exactly all that it had to offer. However, when I took my own tour I saw what OBU could be just for me.”
Preview Day on Sept. 13 is the only weekend event and coincides with Ouachita’s football season opener and the dedication of the university’s new Cliff Harris Stadium.
“While we normally prefer families to come during the week when prospective students can experience a real class day, visiting on a weekday is not always practical for every family,” explained Lori Motl, director of admissions counseling. “We really want them to come on days when they can see the best of student life on a weekend, and this Preview Day gives them that opportunity while also the chance to celebrate with us in the achievement of our new football stadium.”
Preview Day will begin at 1 p.m. with registration in Hickingbotham Hall followed by an opening program in Young Auditorium. Following the program, academic sessions and campus tours will be available before the Tiger Tailgate, stadium dedication and football game.