University of California, San Diego

October 24, 1996
SUBJECT: UCSD Office of Admissions and Outreach Hosts "Preview Day 96"
Saturday, November 9, 1996
Prospective students, their families, school counselors and teachers are invited to "Explore UCSD!" at Preview Day 1996, Saturday, November 9, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This annual event is expected to draw more than 4,000 visitors to UCSD for the day to attend presentations on a variety of university-related topics, visit with students and faculty, and tour the campus. Preview Day is an opportunity to showcase the UCSD campus, its academic departments, services and student organizations. Co-sponsored this year by Associated Students of UCSD, it is the largest recruitment event of the year for the Office of Admissions and Outreach.
Student clubs and organizations, student support services and academic departments will host an Information Fair in the Library Walk area, while ongoing information sessions cover the five undergraduate colleges, housing, money matters, admissions, majors, athletics, computers and the Internet, scholarship search service and campus life. Faculty members from a variety of departments will discuss academic expectations, and student panels will focus on both freshman and transfer student questions. Student tour guides will lead campus tours throughout the event.
A highlight of the day will be the presentation of the UCSD High School Teacher of the Year award to Will Harvie, a physics teacher at Torrey Pines High School. Chancellor Robert C. Dynes and Vice Chancellor Joseph Watson will host the ceremony at 12:10 pm in the Price Center Plaza. Through the Outstanding Teacher Recognition Program, students from around the world who were admitted to UCSD for the fall of 1996 were invited to nominate a teacher who had a strong, positive academic influence on their lives. Mr. Harvie received the most nominations.
"Preview Day provides an excellent opportunity for students and 
     parents to explore UCSD and meet with our faculty, staff and 
     students," says Mae Brown, UCSD's Director of Admissions and Outreach. "We invite everyone considering applying to UCSD to come join us for a 
     day filled with workshop sessions, faculty presentations, campus 
     tours, food and fun. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to 
     discover UCSD. We also encourage our campus community to take part in 
     providing a positive experience for these prospective students."
The purpose of Preview Day is to give high school seniors and prospective transfer students and their families an inside look at life on the UCSD campus. From past experience, students who attend Preview Day tend to make more informed decisions regarding their choice of college during the November application filing period. Visiting the campus has proven to be a major factor in a student's decision to enroll at UCSD if admitted.
For more information about Preview Day, please contact Nancy Saint John or Shirley Balbin-Stacher at 534-4831.
Richard L. Backer
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Enrollment Management/Registrar