Figuring out what college is the best fit can be a really intimidating task for most students; but visiting different campuses can help narrow down all of the possibilities, and give prospective students a better feel for the university and student life.
The following calendar of admissions events and visit schedules for some Kansas colleges can help future college students make their decision with ease.
Butler Community College
During a campus visit, students will meet with an Admissions Counselor and go on a campus tour with an Admissions Ambassador. Visitors will also be able to learn more about academics, activities, athletics, and student life. Campus visits are offered Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campus visits are not available on the following dates: November 27 – 29 & December 23 – January 1.
Group campus visits are offered on Fridays at 10 a.m. To schedule a visit at the El Dorado campus, call 316-322- 3396. For a visit at the Andover campus, call 316-218-6151. High School Seniors are invited for Grizzly Senior Days on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 (see ad below)
Black and Gold Campus Visit
Emporia State will host several Black and Gold Visit Days during the fall 2019/2020 school year.
Each special visit will include: an admissions, financial aid, and scholarship presentation, tours of the campus and residence halls, an academic and student life fair, and a complimentary lunch.
Fall 2019: Fri., Nov. 1, 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 15, 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Spring 2020: Sat., Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 28, 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fri., March 20, 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sat., May 2, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Register online at www.emporia.edu or call 620-341-5465.
Friday with Friends
This program is designed to provide high school students and transfer students an extended campus experience with the option to stay overnight in Green Residence Hall the night before their campus visit.
On Friday, visitors enjoy a campus tour, sit in on a class, visit with a professor, connect with current students, meet their admissions counselor and enjoy lunch in the dining center
To register call the Office of Admissions at 316-295-5103.
Fine Arts Showcase
High school seniors and transfer students are invited to audition for scholarships, have their art portfolio reviewed, attend classes, observe rehearsals and talk with current students and faculty. Students are encouraged to bring their high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores and will have an opportunity to apply for admission to Friends University.
For information on this program call the Office of Admissions at 316-295-5103.
2020 Junior Day
Designed primarily for high school juniors, this program will help individuals start or continue their college search in a fun way. During the day, participants can: tour the campus, sit in on a Q and A session with a panel of current Friends University students, eat lunch on the lawn, participate in outdoor games with current Friends students, meet other high school juniors and have fun! For the 2020 date call the Office of Admissions at 316-295-5103.
Kansas State University
Visiting K-State is the best way to get a feel for what the university has in store. When you visit, you can explore any programs, activities and organizations that interest you. Start discovering your college options and attend a Junior Day at K-State! Junior Day activities include: registration and browsing fair, academic sessions, lunch in the dining centers, campus tours, living options, student financial assistance, and a customizable afternoon schedule.
upcoming Events: Oct. 28 – Discover K-State Day – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ballroom, K-State Student Union, Oct. 29 Transfer Visit Day, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Berney Family Welcome Center, Nov. 1, Discover K-State Day, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ballroom, K-State Student Union
Register online at www.k-state.edu or call 785-532-1521.
Personalized campus visits are offered Monday through Friday. RSVP with 10 to 14 days’ notice. Go to www.k-state.edu to see the calendar of available visit dates. To schedule a visit, call 1- 785-532-6250.
Information Sessions and Campus Tours
Newman Information Sessions are a great option for first-time visitors to learn more about the university. This 90-minute standard visit includes a 30-minute presentation from an admissions counselor, and a one-hour tour of campus that includes a residence hall room. You may also customize your info session, and add one-on-one meetings with a counselor or a professor. Register for a campus visit online at newmanu.edu or call 316-942-4291.
Admissions Open House Nov. 14 & 16, Dec. 6 RSVP: https://newmanu.edu/admissions
Preview Day Dec. 5
High school students are invited to discover the Newman Degree of Difference during Preview Day by connecting with professors in their 70+ degree programs, taking a tour of campus, exploring campus life, learning about scholarship opportunities and much more.
RSVP online at newmanu.edu or call 316-942-4291.
University of Kansas
Jayhawk Day: Nov. 11,
1st Generation – Nov. 8
The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 62 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Individuals interested in being a Jayhawk can visit campus throughout the academic year. Tours begin at the KU Visitor Center on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. only. Residence hall tours at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday when classes are in session only. Choose from over 200 fields of study. Register online at admissions.ku.edu or call 785-864-3911.
Wichita State University
Regular Campus Visit
Visits will consist of a presentation, campus tour and an appointment with an admissions representative. Academic and special interest appointments are subject to faculty /staff availability and require two weeks’ notice. Visits are offered on the following days and times:
•Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
•Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
•Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Register for a visit online at www.wichita.edu or call 316-978-3085.
Shocker Saturday – Nov. 9
1 – 4 p.m.
Spring enrollment starting soon! Enrollment Specialists will be working during October and November on Spring enrollment! Salina Tech offers a variety of classes that will transfer to most colleges and universities in Kansas and across the country.
The goal of the school’s General Education Department is to give all students the opportunity to learn to write effectively, speak persuasively in front of a group, and understand people better. These are skills that can help individuals advance into supervisory and management positions.
General Education classes are required to earn an Associate’s Degree from Salina Tech.
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley
Visit MCC at any of its five campuses.
Whether you’re wanting to tour a campus and get a sneak peek at your life as a student at MCC, visit with current students, or attend a community event, you can choose an option that best fits your needs. To apply or for more info www.mcckc.edu/apply-now.
2020 Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. Jan. 17. Featured Speaker, Ed Gordon.