Highlander Day woos prospective students to campus

CVPA Highlander Days Team

Students and staff at the CVPA table during Highlander Days

On Saturday Radford University held the first of four scheduled Highlander Days for the spring semester. Admitted students for the 2018 – 2019 academic year had an opportunity to get a sense of what to expect from college life as a Highlander. Many of the students in attendance had not yet committed to Radford University, so the experience offered a chance to show them why Radford is the best choice to receive a college education. The event featured college presentations from academic leaders, campus tours, student panels, social events, free food and a variety of educational sessions with topics ranging from financial aid to living-learning communities.

Highlander Days is organized by Radford University Admissions and made possible by numerous departments, students, faculty and staff who contribute their time toward its success. Academic advisors and student ambassadors were on hand to welcome the prospective students and help make the day a success.

In the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the departments of dance, theatre, and music each held auditions for students to be admitted into their respective programs. The event also placed the college’s musical talent in the spotlight, as student groups Low Key and the Radford Acabellas each performed live music during the morning ceremonies prior to President Hemphill’s welcome.

Highlander Days concluded with scholarship drawings where two prospective students each won $500 bookstore scholarships and a third won the Presidential Scholar Award, which contributes $4000 toward tuition.

The next Highlander Days event is scheduled for Saturday March 24, 2018.

Feb 28, 2018
Jason Hutchens, Ed.D.