High schoolers get Preview of WSU campus

More than 600 students and their families will experience a day on Washington State University’s Pullman campus when they visit as part of the “WSU Preview” program, Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and March 10.

“WSU Preview is designed to give future students and their families an in-depth visit of the campus and the opportunity to see what a typical day as a WSU student would be like,” said Becki Meehan, campus visitation coordinator. “They will also hear from current students about how great it is to be a part of the Cougar family.”

Each Preview begins at 8:30 a.m. in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum with check-in and a department fair that features more than 50 academic units and organizations.

Preview is similar to visitation events held at other universities, except it offers a personalized touch from start to finish, Meehan said. “Prospective students have the opportunities to speak with students and faculty about their specific interests and concerns.”

Participants can sample college classes, visit resident halls, sororities and fraternities, and check out some of WSU’s unique facilities, such as the student-run television and radio stations, and the award-winning Student Recreation Center.

“One of the changes we have been trying to implement has been to provide these programs without charging a fee to our participants. Thanks to the help of our sponsors, we came close to our goal last semester,” said Meehan. This year, the event costs $10 per person, which includes the daylong event and lunch in a university dining center.

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