Monday, February 14, 2005
Future students to experience OU life
By Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
Choosing a college is a decision that can impact the rest of a student’s life. OU’s Admissions Office is hoping to help some students make that decision by allowing them to experience college life before enrolling at OU.
High school seniors from an underrepresented population who meet academic criteria are invited to spend three days at OU experiencing campus life during the Diverse Student Leaders Weekend Feb. 24-26.
“The students have an opportunity to experience what life is like for college students,” said Aniesha Mitchell, admissions adviser. “We want to show them all aspects of campus life from the academic side to the fun they can have.”
The high school students stay in the residences halls with OU student hosts, many of whom participated in the program when they were in high school.
During the three-day event, students will sit in on mock-lectures, learn about campus services and ways to get involved, and experience campus life through various events. The visit models the busy schedule of a full-time college student.
The high school students also can explore the campus with their hosts and take in the Association of Black Students’ fashion show.
“The program is designed to introduce the students to college life now so they can experience campus life to the fullest when they are students,” Mitchell said.
For more information on becoming an OU student, visit the Future Students Web site.