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Spring Day on Campus draws 130 prospectives

Kelly Meehan | Monday, April 19, 2004

Saint Mary’s annual Spring Day on Campus brought 130 prospective students and their families to the College Sunday.The event is geared toward high school juniors, or those students who are just beginning their college search, and is designed to familiarize students with the College. This year’s event attracted mostly juniors, and a few sophomores, who came from 11 different states including Florida and Texas.It was the largest turnout for the event in the past several years, as only 92 attended last year, 120 in 2002 and 100 in 2001, admissions counselor Kate Coulston said.The event kicked off at 9:30 a.m. with an opening prayer service and formal welcome. The families then attended forums regarding the general admissions process, requirements for acceptance into the College and financial planning.The prospective students were invited to attend a student panel discussion to have an opportunity to get some of their questions answered about Saint Mary’s and college life. Instead of the student panel discussion, parents were encouraged to attend a session designed to address their questions about sending their child to college. In the afternoon, the students and their families were taken on an extensive tour of the campus, having an opportunity to see residence halls and academic buildings. At the conclusion of the tour everyone was invited to a complimentary lunch in the dining hall. Spring Day on Campus concluded in the Angela Athletic Facility where prospective students had the opportunity to meet with professors, administration and faculty to discuss their academic interests and goals. They also had a chance to speak with coaches about varsity athletics and representatives from campus clubs and organizations. This is the 23rd year that Saint Mary’s has conducted the Spring Day on Campus event.