SMU welcomes prospective students during Spring 2015 visits

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SMU welcomes prospective students during Spring 2015 visits

Students on the Laura Bush Promenade at SMU

Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation are visiting the Hilltop throughout March and April 2015. They include visitors in the University’s “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students, as well as potential President’s and Hunt Leadership Scholars.

SMU President R. Gerald Turner stressed the importance of these visits, as the University welcomes “the most academically competitive applicant pool in our history,” in an e-mail to faculty and staff members dated Wednesday, March 18. Typically, more than 75 percent of accepted students who visit campus will select SMU based on the quality of their experience as visitors, he added

“Take a moment to say ‘hello’ when you see visitors on campus,” Turner wrote. He reminded faculty, staff and current students to look for visitors carrying the distinctive red SMU drawstring backpacks provided by the University, which make prospective students easy to identify among the campus population.

“Our remarkable campus and the collegiate experience you help to create are central to our recruitment success,” Turner added. “Every point of contact can make a difference in a student’s decision to choose SMU … when admitted students experience for themselves that the beauty of our campus is enriched by the warmth of our community.”

Visitation programs for admitted students continue until the Friday, May 1 admission deposit deadline.

Visit SMU Undergraduate Admission online

March 23, 2015|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

SMU prepares for Spring 2013 prospective-student visits

Students on the Laura Bush Promenade at SMU

Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation are visiting the Hilltop throughout March and April 2013. They include visitors in the University’s “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students, as well as potential President’s and Hunt Scholars.

“Our students, faculty and staff are an especially important part of this process, sharing firsthand perspectives on academic programs, campus life and opportunities beyond campus,” wrote SMU President R. Gerald Turner in a campuswide e-mail dated Friday, March 22. He reminded faculty, staff and current students to look for visitors carrying the distinctive red SMU drawstring backpacks provided by the University, which make prospective students easy to identify among the campus population.

“As you may know, more than 75 percent of prospective students who visit campus select SMU based on the quality of those visits,” Turner added. “Every point of contact is critical in helping these students gain a sense of the collegiate experience at SMU, whether you are welcoming visitors to your classes or helping them find their way to a campus destination.”

Visitation programs for admitted students continue until the Wednesday, May 1 admission deposit deadline.

Visit SMU Undergraduate Admission online

March 22, 2013|Calendar Highlights, News|

Tune In: Meet the class of 2014

Hundreds of high school students came to campus with their parents for an in-depth look at SMU during Mustang Days in March. The students – all of whom have applied and been accepted to the University – sat in on classes, visited residence halls, met professors and current undergraduates, and got a taste of Hilltop life at its best. Click the YouTube screen to watch a video on the incoming class by Eva Parks Spero of SMU News:

March 31, 2010|Tune In|
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