Welcome Days for Fall 2015 (November 12-14) brought record numbers with 110 prospective students attending and representing sixteen states and one foreign country. “Welcome Days helps students get a taste of college life, make new friends, and get acquainted with all that Welch College has to offer,” said Debbie Mouser, Director of Enrollment Services.
Mrs. Mouser and her staff rolled out the red carpet for visiting students and their parents/sponsors on Thursday afternoon, greeting them with eager enthusiasm, information packets, and t-shirts, and then introducing them to their student host who gave them a tour of the campus.
Students attended chapel and classes. Friday afternoon brought “The Big Show” which was a game show style competition of girls versus boys. Students, parents, and sponsors then had the opportunity to participate in the Academic/Student Life Fair, which brought together the best of both worlds: academic life and campus life. It allowed students the opportunity to speak with faculty and staff representatives, society representatives, as well as Welch alumni, and to obtain information on all aspects of college life at Welch. The day concluded with games of the Welch Lady Flames andFlames basketball teams.
Mrs. Mouser said, “For some, Welcome Days is a reaffirmation of their decision to attend Welch College. For others, it is an opportunity to help in making the decision on where to attend college. Research shows that a personal visit is the most trusted source of information for prospective students choosing a college. That is exactly why we organize such an event. We had 110 prospective students and their guests join us and their incredibly positive feedback indicates our collective efforts were well-received.”
The next Welcome Days event is scheduled for April 21-23, 2016.