UNK assistant director of Undergraduate Recruitment, 308.865.8435
High school seniors interested in attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney will have an opportunity to experience and learn about on-campus life during UNK Senior Day on Monday, Feb. 12.
Senior Day provides prospective students with a chance to learn about the various majors offered at UNK, as well as the student organizations available and financial aid.
Michael Pelster, UNK assistant director of recruitment at UNK, said the event helps students with the decision of whether to attend the university. ?
”I think the college visit is one of the most important parts of the college search,” Pelster said. “Senior Day gives high school seniors the opportunity to experience the UNK campus, and interact with faculty, staff and current students, as well as other students who are considering UNK.”
The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room. Student Body President Mike Eiberger of St. Paul and Student Body Vice President Kevin Wait of Ogallala will extend a welcome.
After the welcome, prospective students will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions presented by the Admissions Office and the Office of Financial Aid at the university. There will also be a tour of campus.
Pelster said the Senior Day usually attracts 200-300 high school students, and that students who visit the university during the event will often find the campus to be ideal for their academic goals.
“If a student is able to get more information and experience what we have to offer, they are more likely to apply to, and eventually attend, UNK,” he said. “A lot of students find that we have a great product that can be the right fit for some great students.”
Senior Day includes several activities that allow students to get a feel for what the university has to offer.
Students can peruse the booths and displays set up by individual departments at the majors fair, as well as ask questions about the various majors offered by those departments. Faculty members from each department are available to personally speak with students about the opportunities afforded by their respective programs.
A question and answer session will be held after the majors fair. The session will allow participants to speak with current UNK students about the benefits of attending the university, as well as their experiences on-campus.
Pelster said that every aspect of the event is meant to aid prospective students, as well as their parents, in the search for the right college.
”If students have visited other college campuses, this will give them a reference point to compare with UNK,” he said. “With Senior Day, we try to make the students and parents feel welcome, and let them know that people here at UNK will take the time to help them.”
The schedule for Senior Day follows:
9:30 – 10 a.m. Check-in (Nebraskan Student Union – Atrium)
10 – 10:15 a.m. Student Body Welcome (Ponderosa Room)
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Admission Information/Financial Aid (Ponderosa Room)
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Campus Tours
12:15 – 1 p.m. Lunch (Chartwells)
1 – 2 p.m. Majors Fair (Ponderosa Room)
2 – 2:45 p.m. Student Panel (5-8 Students)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Residential and Greek Life and Student Organizations