The Office of Admissions is offering prospective students a chance to see ACU up close while they visit for Sing Song with a Wildcat Preview Day and separately scheduled tours.
“They’re coming in from all over the country for Sing Song,” said David Pittman, director of recruiting. “The vast majority of people will come on Friday, and then we’ll have smaller groups that come on Saturday.”
Friday is a standard Wildcat Preview Day, complete with lunch at The Bean and academic tours for prospective students and their families. Saturday focuses on campus tours to allow visitors to attend the various Sing Song shows.
Leslie Hayes, associate director of admissions, said there are too many visitors during Sing Song weekend to allow for personal visits.
“Two hundred thirty-four students are registered to be here,” she said. “And most come with their parents, so that’s 500-600 people.”
Check-in starts at 8 a.m. After a welcoming session, prospective students can choose to attend presentations by various interest groups around campus, such as Study Abroad and the Honors College.
Visitors attend Chapel and eat lunch at The Bean before visiting the academic department of their choice. Prospective students will then have an opportunity to see sample dorm rooms in Gardner, Nelson, or Mabee Halls and meet with their admissions counselors.
Pittman said Sing Song weekend is one of the best times to see what life is like at ACU.
“This is a great time for people to see what our students are involved with,” he said. “This is the biggest single thing that students do all together at one time, so there’s going to be a lot of people that want to come see it.”