High school students, adult learners and military members can receive a firsthand look at academic programs, residential housing and student life at an upcoming event on Fort Valley State University’s campus. The university will host its 2016 Winter Open House on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Amenities Building. Campus tours of the grounds and campus housing will also be available.
In addition to showcasing academic research and mentoring programs, visitors will meet and greet current students, faculty and staffers. They also will attend the 2016 FVSU Wildcat Basketball Homecoming in the Health and Physical Education Complex. The game against Albany State University Golden Rams starts at 6 p.m. for the Lady Wildcats and at 8 p.m. for the men’s team. Admission is $20 per person.
“FVSU’s Open House is a great opportunity to become intimately engaged with FVSU,” said Sha-Ron Jones, the university’s recruitment director. “It is a unique opportunity for our visitors to experience FVSU and attend the basketball homecoming game. It is also a wonderful time to learn about our academic offerings, residential life and financial aid packages.”
Applicants can speak with representatives from FVSU’s offices of admissions, campus life, career services, residential life, ROTC, and academic areas. Students can speak with professors and deans from the colleges of Arts and Sciences; Graduate Studies and Extended Education; Education; and Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology about degree offerings. Students who bring a sealed transcript and test scores and meet FVSU’s admissions standards receive an admissions decision on sight.
“Another great feature of our Winter Open House is that students will get the opportunity to experience the Wildcat Spirit as we take on arch-rival Albany State University,” Jones said.
FVSU financial aid counselors will also give tips about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, forms needed to send to the financial aid office, and how to use the Banner Web system to approve financial aid.