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.

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