University of California, San Diego

October 27, 1997
UCSD's Office of Admissions and Outreach invites prospective students, their families, school counselors, teachers, and the UCSD community to "UCSD Discover Days," a series of Saturday events that will continue through November 8, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The purpose of these free programs is to give high school seniors and prospective transfer students an inside look at life at UCSD, helping them narrow their college choice during the November 1 - 30 University of California application filing period. Discover Days, include Welcome and Information sessions, campus tours, application workshops and opportunities to speak with admissions counselors. Activities take place in the center of campus, focusing on Library Walk, Center Hall and the Price Center.
The Welcome and Information Sessions give an overview of UCSD's programs, services and its unique five-college system, as well as information about the application process. Mae Brown, Director of Admissions & Outreach and Richard Backer, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management/Registrar, welcome visitors to UCSD on alternate Saturdays. Each of the college provosts is hosting one of these Saturday sessions by covering highlights about the campus, followed by an informational talk by an Admissions Outreach Officer.
The student-led campus tours last one hour each and run continuously each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. These walking tours introduce visitors to the sights and sounds of the university, while the tour guides offer a wealth of information about the campus.
Separate workshops designed to help prospective freshman and transfer applicants understand the intricacies of filling out the University of California Application are held each Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Throughout Discover Days, Admissions Outreach Officers are staffing Question & Answer tables, where visitors may drop by at any time to ask individual questions about the university.
"Discover Days provide an excellent opportunity for students, 
parents and others to explore UCSD and ask questions about the admissions 
process and the university in general," says Mae Brown, UCSD's Director of Admissions and Outreach. "We invite everyone interested in the campus to 
join us. These events are a unique way to highlight our top-ranked 
university to prospective students and to the community."
The schedule for the November 1st and 8th Discover Days follows:
- Welcome & Information Sessions, 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
- General Campus Tours, 1-hour, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Admissions Q & A, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m; admissions counselors are available to answer individual questions about UCSD.
- Application Workshops, 12:30 p.m.; separate sessions for freshmen and transfer students.
- Academic Department Presentations and Tours; schedule varies each Saturday.
Discover Days information is also available on the Internet (http://admissions.ucsd.edu/ discoverdays.html). Reservations may be made by calling the prerecorded number (619) 822-1940; for further information call the Office of Admissions and Outreach at (619) 534-4831.