"Aggieland Saturday" Open House for Prospective Students Set for Feb 21

By: kbtxnews Email
By: kbtxnews Email

"Aggieland Saturday," a campus-wide open house to help prospective students and their families learn more about the opportunities available at Texas A&M University, is scheduled for Feb. 21.

Sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Records, "Aggieland Saturday" is open to both high school students and transfer students.

While prospective students are on campus, a variety of group sessions will provide information about admissions, financial aid, student services, student organizations and student traditions. Participants also will have opportunities to meet current students, tour campus housing, visit the university's libraries and computer labs, the Flight Simulator Lab and have lunch in campus dining facilities, organizers note.

Because "Aggieland Saturday" is designed to be self-guided so participants can focus on their specific areas of interest, each academic college and several student services offices have planned fun and informational sessions throughout the day, organizers add.

Organizers say "Aggieland Saturday" is open to prospective students, former students, their families and anyone wishing to learn more about Texas A&M. So far more than 10,000 prospective students, their parents and counselors have registered to attend. Officials say the currently have at least 300 more registered than last year. "Aggieland Saturday" activities are free except for meals and parking.

For more information, go to
http://www.oar.tamu.edu/aggielandSaturday/default.aspx or contact the Prospective Student Center at (979) 458-0427, or email admissions@tamu.edu.

For a schedule of events planned for the day, go to http://www.oar.tamu.edu/aggielandSaturday/pdf/Schedule_2009.pdf.

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