By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~
For the sophomores and juniors in high school who are still deciding what college to attend, Xavier is holding an X-perience Day on April 26 as an opportunity to visit the school. X-perience day as an open house event for some admitted seniors as a last campus visit before they make their final college decision.
“X-Day is a great way for students to explore campus through a tour, hear from current students about their experiences, learn about financial aid and speak with faculty members in all available majors,” Associative Director of Admissions Lauren Cobble said. X-Day has been held twice already this year in the fall and is having its final day this Sunday.
It involves several events such as information sessions about Xavier’s various programs, financial aid, majors and tours around campus and ends with a student panel where anyone can ask current students about their experiences on campus. Tours last approximately fifty minutes and guides families through the admissions process.
“When working with sophomores and juniors, we want them to experience the Xavier feel and community, as well as get their questions answered regarding their majors, life on campus, etc.,” Cobble said, “We want to engage them in a way that motivates them to apply for admission during senior year, and visit us again once they are admitted.”
Students from the local community and all over the country come to visit Xavier during the X-day events. These parents and students get to experience Xavier in any way that they can by creating schedules that involve sessions about whatever they want to know about.
“Local families may have been on campus before, and they just want to learn about majors and hear from students. That would be covered in two, one-hour breakout sessions. Those families can attend just for those two sessions and be on their way,” Cobble said.
“Others, from New England, Minnesota, Texas, California – other further areas – may want to experience everything they can, knowing that they will not be making another trip back to campus for at least a year or more.
We allow students to customize their schedule upon registration to include only, and everything, they wish to be a part of their day.” This year Admissions is expecting 375 reregistered students and a crowd of 1,200 people to attend the X-Day event this Sunday and hope everyone welcomes the visitors as they see them during the day.
“The community at Xavier is a huge selling point for us. Any time you see visitors at Xavier, whether it be at X-Day or throughout the year, please welcome them and make them feel at home,” Cobble said.
“Once upon a time, you also toured this beautiful campus and felt something that made you choose to spend your college career here. Please help our prospective students and families feel the same.”
More information on schedules and events on X-Day can be found at http://www.xavier.edu/xday or contact the Admissions Office at (513) 745-3000.