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Spring Preview draws hundreds of prospective Rattlers

By Christopher Miller | Staff Reporter
On March 31, 2019

Orientation Leaders joined by the 112th Miss FAMU and Queen of Orange and Green.
Photo Submitted by Janelle Edge.

The Office of Student Activities held its annual Spring Preview on Saturday, starting the day in the Lawson Center.

Spring Preview is for prospective students to see what Florida A&M University has to offer as well as be able to experience what a day in the life of a Rattler is like.

Potential students in the Class of 2023 took tours of the different schools and colleges at the university. Spring Preview also allowed students who may want to transfer from a state college or another university an opportunity to see what Florida A&M is about.

Along with being able to take tours of the campus, students were able to speak one-on-one with the representatives from the specific schools they were interested in.

Freshman agribusiness major DeAundr’e Newsome, who assisted at the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, saw ways for CAFS to better prepared next year. “It went well. The students were engaged and happy to learn more about their potential school. I would say that next time we could have the school and colleges set up on the floor because the foot traffic up top was bad.”

The orientation leaders were there to teach the students some of the historic chants and strolls to make them want to come to FAMU. Prospective students were also introduced to the admissions office, which gave them information in regard to admissions and what all you need to apply and how to get accepted. They also received more information about financial aid in regard to applying.

“Spring Preview was definitely an enjoyable experience. I know for myself I wasn’t able to attend Spring Preview coming in freshman year, so meeting the freshmen and seeing how excited they were coming in was my favorite part. Seeing how eager they were to learn chants and just overall learn more information about the campus,” orientation leader Janelle Edge said.

In the middle of Spring Preview and right before the annual Orange and Green game, the Marching 100 performed for the students in the Lawson Center. Students who get accepted and want to perform in the band can see what the band does and how they look and sound.

Theresa Jean-Louis, a sophomore agribusiness major and a member of the Marching 100, had some advice for incoming students who would like to one day join the band.

“Achievement in academics, which is one of my band’s favorite mottos: your education should be your main focus before anything. Once you come to The Hill you will see that it is possible to be in the band and excel highly academically. Put your all into it while performing and love what you do in the band but most importantly, use the band motto as a guide.”

Clubs and organizations were also there to socialize with all of the new potential students and offer any other advice they could give.

Students are able to find out more information from the FAMU website under New Student Orientation or at www.famu.edu/campusvisits. Students can find out more information on this website and they can also schedule another tour if they would like.

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