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.