By ALLIE ENGLERT
Back Page Editor
Under the direction of the new Vice President of Enrollment and Management, Michelle Lynch, Georgetown has revamped campus visits for prospective students into what are now known as Tiger Preview Days. These events cater to prospective students and have so far proven to be more successful than the VIP days the admissions staff hosted in previous years. This Saturday, Nov. 3, Georgetown will host the third Tiger Preview Day of the semester. Postcard invitations were sent out and students who have expressed interest in Georgetown will arrive Saturday morning for a day full of activities.
The itinerary of the Tiger Preview begins at the President’s House, where prospective students and their families have the opportunity to meet Dr. Crouch. After meeting the President, students are given a tour of campus. The tour ends in the library where a panel of Georgetown students hosts a question-and-answer session for the student guests of Tiger Preview Day. After the Q&A session, the students are invited to the Black and Orange Fair. While there, students have the opportunity to meet leaders from several clubs and organizations on campus including Greek Life, Campus Ministries, and academic honor societies. Likewise, the Spanish Immersion program, the Equine Scholars, Global Scholars and other programs distinctive to Georgetown are showcased during this time. Also, rather than sitting in on a class, students now have the opportunity to meet GC faculty members in a more relaxed setting with faculty being present at the Black and Orange Fair. Lunch is also served in the Cafeteria and, afterwards, the students are invited to the football game. At the end of the day, students are given a GC t-shirt if they fill out a comment card regarding their experience at Tiger Preview Day. Lauren Towles, a Georgetown’s admissions counselor and event coordinator, says that the goal of Tiger Preview Day is to “give prospective students an authentic view into life at Georgetown. We want to show that Georgetown is a fun loving campus community. We want to give the students an exciting and informative day where they can learn more about Georgetown and what we have to offer.”
According to Towles, the last two preview days have been extremely successful. “The feedback from Tiger Preview Day has been very good. Students have loved the opportunity of going to the President’s house and meeting Dr. Crouch.” Tiger Preview Days will continue next semester with the admissions staff working to attract rising seniors.
If you are interested in helping out with Tiger Preview Days, Towles encourages Georgetown students to come eat in the Ccaf or head to the football game this Saturday. “Talk to the prospective students and share your Georgetown experience.” If you are interested in being one of the students featured on the student panel, you can email Lauren Towles at lauren_towles@georgetown college.edu.
The admissions office has worked tirelessly to improve recruiting tactics to attract potential students. Tiger Preview Days have proven to be a successful method in appealing to future Georgetown students.