Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admissions Counseling will welcome prospective students and their families to campus for Spring Preview Day on Saturday, Feb. 19, and for Tiger Monday the following Monday, Feb. 21.
Lori Motl, Ouachita’s director of admissions counseling, said that Preview Day “is a great time to get in a Saturday visit if you just can’t make it here during the week – not to mention that students will be here on a day when baseball and basketball teams are playing and Twelfth Night will be going on.”
Preview Day will begin in Jones Performing Arts Center with registration from 1-1:30 p.m. The opening session at 1:30 p.m. will give prospective students and their families the opportunity to visit with Susan Hurst, OBU’s director of Student Financial Services, as well as Ouachita alumni and admissions counselors. President Rex Horne will also be present to welcome guests to campus.
After the opening sessions, admissions counselors and members of the Ouachita Student Foundation will lead campus tours, and at 3 p.m., Ouachita’s academic deans will be available to visit with students interested in their particular disciplines.
Additionally, the Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams take on the University of Arkansas-Monticello at Bill Vining Arena beginning at 3 p.m. Ouachita’s department of theatre arts will present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at 7:30 p.m. in Verser Theatre. Guests are welcome to attend as many of these events as their schedule allows.
The following Monday, Feb. 21, Tiger Monday will offer similar opportunities to visiting prospective students.
“These days are for anyone interested in coming to OBU, whether they have a mild interest or already have OBU stickers on their car,” said Motl. “Tiger Days are some of the best days to visit campus. Students and their families get to tour campus, meet with deans, attend class, hear from administration and have lunch on campus. It is a great snapshot of life on campus.”
Tiger Monday will open with registration at Young Auditorium in Hickingbotham Hall from 8:30-9 a.m. The 9 a.m. opening session will introduce guests to the university as well as their specific admissions counselors. It is immediately followed by an opportunity for students and their families to meet with OBU’s academic deans and then a campus tour.
At 11 a.m., students will have the opportunity to attend a class of their choosing, while parents are invited to visit with administrators for a question and answer session in Berry Chapel. Visitors are invited to eat lunch in the Alumni Room of the Ouachita Commons at noon, followed by a tour of Ouachita’s residence halls.