University of California, San Diego
October 5, 2000
SUBJECT: THE UCSD OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS AND OUTREACH
High school seniors and prospective transfer students, their families, school counselors and teachers are invited to "Explore UCSD!" at Preview Day 2000, Saturday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This annual event is expected to draw between 3,000 and 5,000 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 with the UCSD Associated Students, it is the largest recruitment event of the year for the Office of Admissions and Outreach.
Academic departments, student clubs and organizations, and student support services will participate in an Information Fair on Library Walk, while ongoing information sessions cover the five undergraduate colleges, housing, money matters, admissions, majors, athletics and campus life. Faculty members from a variety of departments will discuss academic expectations, and student panels will focus on freshman and transfer student questions. Student tour guides will lead campus tours throughout the event. Associated Students President Doc Khalegi will be on hand to greet visitors. As a special treat, Thurgood Marshall College Provost Cecil Lytle will perform a series of piano selections in the Price Center Plaza during session breaks.
The purpose of Preview Day is to give students and their families an inside look at life on the UCSD campus during the November application filing period. From past experience, visiting the campus has proven to be a major factor in a prospective applicant's decision to enroll at UCSD if admitted.
"Preview Day is an invaluable opportunity for students and parents to meet with our faculty, staff and students," says Mae Brown, UCSD's director of Admissions and Outreach. "We encourage everyone interested in UCSD to join us for a day filled with workshop sessions, faculty presentations, campus tours and fun. We're looking forward to showing prospective students all of the things that make UCSD such a special place. We encourage our campus community to take part in providing a positive experience for these students."
For more information about Preview Day, please contact Jaime Velasco, Nancy Saint John or Shirley Balbin-Stacher of the Office of Admissions and Outreach at 534-4831.