The Fort Hays State University Admissions Office is holding Tiger Day this Saturday, November 9th beginning at 8:15 am. The event is for any prospective high school junior or senior or any student thinking of transferring to FHSU.
Throughout the day, those in attendance will be able to learn about various sects of FHSU culture. Various groups (such as Greek Life, FHSU athletics and student organizations/clubs) will have representatives available to meet with visitors and their accompanying family members.
Director of Admissions Tricia Cline told Hays Post that last year there were around 400 students. Cline said that based on the RSVPs she’s received she expects around 350 – 375 students at this year’s Tiger Day. She added that any students who didn’t RSVP and want to attend don’t have to be left out.
“Show up. I left our RSVP out on our website so they can definitely RSVP, but really at this point on we are just telling students, go ahead and show up at 8:15 in the union and we will register you there.”
Cline said that the event attracts families from Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Texas regularly. She added that this event is very popular because has so much more to offer than a regular university tour.
“I think probably one of the best things about Tiger Day is you get to visit with all kinds of academic departments all at once, but most of all you get to meet other prospective students who are looking at the same academic areas as you and other people who are looking at Fort Hays. So you get to meet your new friends right away.”
Below is a schedule of events.
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Registration at Memorial Union – Anyone wishing to take part in the day can show and register the day of the event
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Academic and Co-curricular Fair – Academic departments and non-academic representatives will have tables set up to discuss FHSU life with prospective students
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome – Dr. Hammond will speak to visitors
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Admissions Presentation – Information about FHSU including cost, scholarships etc.
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Academic Department Visit – Opportunity to visit one department (faculty will on hand)
11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Student Panel/Wrap-Up Session – Prospective students can ask any questions of current students
Tours of Campus and the Residential Halls