University of California, San Diego


October 13, 1999


                     HOSTS "PREVIEW DAY '99"
                     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1999
                     8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

High school seniors and prospective transfer students, middle schoolers, their families, school counselors and teachers are invited to "Explore UCSD!" at Preview Day 1999, Saturday, November 3, 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. A Middle School component to this year's Preview Day will include college preparation workshops for students and parents beginning at 10:00 a.m. Preview Day is an opportunity to showcase the UCSD campus, its academic departments, services and student organizations. Co-sponsored by the UCSD Associated Students, 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 participate in an Information Fair on Library Walk, while ongoing information sessions cover the five undergraduate colleges, housing, money matters, admissions for freshmen and transfers, majors, athletics and campus life. Faculty members from a variety of departments will discuss academic expectations, and various student panels will focus on freshman, transfer and middle school student questions. Student tour guides will lead campus tours throughout the event. 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.

"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."

The purpose of Preview Day is to give students and their families an inside look at life on the UCSD campus. From past experience, students who attend the event 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, Shirley Balbin or Jennifer Atkins of the Office of Admissions and Outreach at 534-4831.

                                                Mae Brown, Director
                                                Admissions and Outreach