A total of 437 admitted students and 418 parents attended A Day at Utah State University’s main campus in Logan. A Day is an opportunity for admitted students and their parents to live the Aggie experience for a day and see what USU has to offer.
“A Day is a great opportunity for admitted students to connect with USU faculty, staff and current Aggie students,” said Katie Jo North, director of the Office of Admissions. “For one day, we offer a series of informational sessions to answer their questions and familiarize them with the life of an Aggie.”
The day started with a light breakfast and time to meet and mingle with USU administration and students. The rest of the day consisted of breakout sessions for parents and out-of-state students, student life presentations, college receptions, an overview of the next steps to become an Aggie and housing and campus tours. This year, 25 states were represented with 133 students attending from outside of Utah.
The event was organized and sponsored by the Office of Admissions, however, all colleges and other departments were invited and encouraged to participate.
“All students had the opportunity to attend college receptions, which were organized by individual colleges, to meet the faculty and advisors,” said North. “Current students also were there to showcase what their college was doing and explain the programs offered. This was especially important because it allowed the admitted students an in-depth view of majors they are interested in.”
A Day wrapped up in the early afternoon and participants were encouraged to explore campus and Cache Valley. The event continues to be an important time for admitted students and their parents to have their questions and concerns addressed with the hopes of them deciding to become Aggies.