FVSU to hold Open House for prospective students

Jan. 24, 2014 –Next month, prospective students and their families can learn more about applying to Fort Valley State University during an informative event. The university is holding its Winter Open House on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Pettigrew Center, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  During Open House, the university will highlight its finest academic, research and mentoring programs, and ensure that the admission application process will be smooth for students.

“Open House is exciting,” FVSU interim vice president of Student Success and Enrollment Management Lynn McCraney said. “It is the premiere on-campus recruitment event of the year, and it is the best way to learn about Fort Valley State University. On these special occasions, prospective students have the opportunity to become familiar with life as an FVSU Wildcat.  They will meet President (Ivelaw) Griffith, receive greetings from the Royal Court, be entertained by the ‘Wildcat Force’ and members of our fraternities and sororities as they present a Greek Exhibition.”

Sha-Ron E. Jones, FVSU’s director of recruitment and admissions, saidthe event is a great opportunity to assist in making an informed decision about higher education opportunities.

“We want to expose our wonderful student services and beauty of our campus to help young people make an informed decision about choosing FVSU to continue their education,” Jones said. “Visitors will get a chance to see more of the campus and interact with students, faculty and staff. They also can tour our classrooms, laboratories, computer labs and a model on-campus residential unit.”

Prospectivestudentsalso will have an opportunity to meet with college deans and professors in different academic disciplines.  Future students can talk with representatives of student clubs, the ROTC, the Blue Machine Marching Band, admissions and financial aid during a Student Services Fair beginning at 10 a.m.  They also will hear from current Wildcats about why they selected FVSU as their academic home. Campus tours of student housing suites in the Wildcat Commonsalso will be offered.

“Most importantly, however, is the chance for prospective students to talk with faculty about their academic interests and degree plans,” McCraney said. “Parents are encouraged to attend, too.”

FVSU financial aid counselors also will give tips about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms to complete the financial aid process.  Students will learn about the university’s new Honors Program.

The workshop sessions will run continuously throughout the Open House event.

Following the event, parents and their children will get complimentary tickets to the Lady Wildcats basketball game at 1 p.m., and the men’s basketball game at 3 p.m.

To sign up for Open House, visit www.fvsu.edu, or contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at (478) 825-6520 or e-mail admissions@fvsu.edu.





Christina D. Milton,writer/social media specialist

Fort Valley State University
Office of Marketing and Communications

(478) 822-7589, miltonc@fvsu.edu