Last month, Southern Virginia University hosted its second largest open house of all time. 154 prospective students and their families, making grand total of 325 guests, arrived on campus as early as 9:00 a.m. to participate in a full-blown Southern Virginia experience. As per usual, the students were greeted in the Stoddard Center to join student guides, professors and many of the school’s administrators for a breakfast of hor d’oeuvres provided by our hard-working kitchen staff. Visitors used this time to meet representatives from each department and get acquainted with the programs offered by the university.
Afterward, the students got a taste of student life by taking two mini classes of their choice, taught by some of our fine professors. Following the mini classes and lunch at the cafeteria or Jonzzey’s cafe, the tour guides lead the students and their families around campus, highlighting the buildings and their significance. During this time, families interacted with staff, faculty and students and were able to have any final questions they had answered.
Prospective students interested in arts or athletics were then dismissed to join their respective team, or to hurry off to audition for a spot in the choir or orchestra. Others visited the bookstore, checked out The Fields, met with an admissions counselor or just wandered around to get a feel of the campus.
An open house experience at Southern Virginia is unique to the individual and we invite all who are interested to come and see what we have to offer. High school juniors and seniors can receive a reimbursement of up to $250 to cover the costs of traveling. For more information, visit the open house webpage.
(Post by Deseret Brown ’16. Photos by Eva Sorensen ’17.)