October 25, 2005
05-234

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

Over 900 expected at Valdosta State University Visitation Day

A multitude of approximately 900 students, parents and family members are expected for Visitation Day at Valdosta State University, on Saturday, October 29.

The university holds this event three times a year to give prospective high school juniors and seniors and transfer students who are interested in attending VSU a chance to learn more about the campus. Representatives from various VSU departments and organizations are present in a carousel of booths set up on the mezzanine level of the PE complex.

Guests are also taken on campus tours, led by volunteer student guides, and are treated to lunch at the campus' Palms Dining Center.

"The event is a great tool for students to narrow down their school choices, because they can see what we have to offer, meet personally with the faculty, and envision themselves here at VSU as students," said Lisa Long, VSU associate director of admissions.

Long said the majority of prospective students and guests come from the Atlanta metro area. However, a similar event earlier this year had a good turn out from Lowndes County, as well.

For more information on Visitation Day, contact Long at the VSU Admissions Department at 333-5791.