The Office of New Student Orientation (NSO) will be hosting the 2016 Spring Preview on Saturday for prospective Florida A&M University students and their families to learn about what FAMU has to offer and be able to experience life at FAMU for a day.
According to Stephen Nance, NSO program assistant and tour coordinator, this is one of the biggest on-campus recruitment events.
“Spring Preview is what we like to call an open house. All of our schools and colleges will set up tables for the prospective students to learn more information as well as the financial aid office, admissions, housing, and more,” Nance said.
The purpose of this event is to allow FAMU’s future students to learn about the various degree programs, meet with faculty, administrators, and current students, and tour the beautiful campus.
Prospective high school and community college transfer students, along with their family and friends, will be coming from around the country just to see what FAMU is all about.
Current FAMU students still remember what it was like the first time they visited the campus during their spring preview.
“I remember being so excited to finally see FAMU. Everything at Spring Preview was just so different than what I was used to back home. I had heard so much about it and couldn’t wait to experience it,” Kenya Clark, a second-year criminal justice student from Fort Lauderdale stated.
At Spring Preview, visitors will be taken on tours around FAMU’s campus while campus ambassadors and orientation leaders inform them on FAMU’s rich history. They will also get a chance to explore the buildings of the schools and colleges they are interested in.
Visitors may even get a chance to tour the inside of one of the residence halls.
FAMU’s orientation leaders will be guiding the visitors around campus while aiding them with any questions or concerns they may have.
The orientation leaders at FAMU are serious about their job and take pride in assisting future Rattlers.
“Allowing the prospective students to see us in our kind of environment is a great feeling. Most students can look at the orientation leaders and know that they aren’t just talking. They know that this is something real to us,” Keivon Bell from Moore Haven said. He was also a 2012 orientation leader and is a FAMU alumnus.
In addition to the campus tours, Spring Preview guests will get an opportunity to become more familiar with one another over music and lunch. Current students, organizations, and staff will also be around to fellowship with the guests and offer advice.
Prospective students interested in attending the 2016 Spring Preview may register at www.famu.edu/campusvisits.