GEORGETOWN, KY – Nearly double in attendance over last year’s inaugural, the Office of Admission-sponsored “Today’s Tigers” event on Saturday, March 29, drew nearly 200 future Georgetonians and their families.
One of Georgetown College’s largest single-day admission activities, Today’s Tigers welcomed diverse students from Kentucky and ten other states – even as far away as Connecticut.
Senior Admission Counselor Lauren Williams who helped coordinate the event explained that it is for admitted students to celebrate their acceptance to Georgetown College, see what it would be like to be a Georgetown student, and, hopefully, leave “calling Georgetown home.”
The day included a program of informational sessions for parents and mock classes for students. The “community” aspect of Georgetown College was on full display as current students and alumni worked alongside faculty and staff.
Future Tigers learned about campus organizations like the Student Government Association (SGA), the Georgetown Activities Council (GAC), and Dance Marathon Georgetown College (DMGC). They were introduced to a variety of religious, mission outreach, community service, and social and fraternal opportunities as well.
Specialty programs like Global Scholars, Spanish Immersion, Christian Scholars, Honors, and Equine Scholars were explained, as were study abroad opportunities like Georgetown’s partnership with Regent’s Park College of University of Oxford.
Professors from all departments talked with students about potential majors and answered their questions, thereby showcasing the individual, one-on-one relationship between teacher and student which is a hallmark of the Georgetown College experience.
Witnessing his first Today’s Tigers activities as Georgetown’s President, Dr. M. Dwaine Greene, in a follow-up email of praise to campus faculty and staff, said he was “extremely pleased” that the entire day “filled with energy and excitement” . . . “exceeded our most optimistic expectations.”
Emails and phone calls to the Office of Admission the following week complimenting the day would certainly seem to confirm, as one admission counselor put it, “Our hard work paid off!”
For prospective students, another Future Tiger Friday is scheduled for April 4, and there is a Science Preview Day on Saturday, April 26.
Early Registration Workshops for admitted students are scheduled in June and July.