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RiverHawk Jam invites prospective students to campus

Published 2/7/19

Roxanne Grabe

TNE Writer

NSU prepares their annual RiverHawk Jam during February. RiverHawk Jam is an event for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students to tour the campus, learn about different majors, talk to professors, receive important information about scholarships and attend a RiverHawk basketball game.

NSU has planned college preview days since 2001. These events allow prospective students the opportunity to learn more about academics, student life and housing options available at NSU. Preparation for the event begins in the fall so everything can be finalized by the spring semester.

We coordinate with different departments on campus to create a fun-filled day for our guests,” said Kaylee Switzer, university representative. “The university representatives not only help plan the event but play a key role in advertising the event to high school and transfer students throughout the year.”

The goal for RiverHawk Jam is to show off NSU to prospective students and welcome them as they tour the campus. The day starts with registration followed by an opening from President Turner and other members of the administration. After that, there are breakout sessions that include an overview of NSU, an admitted student session, and a transfer student session. New this year is a concurrent student session for students to ask questions about NSU’s concurrent program and the transitions to being a full time college student afterwards. There are also tours led by the RiverHawk Ambassadors that show students around campus.

“The goal of Jam is to get as much information about NSU to interested potential students as possible,” said Jayden Ray, university representative. “It’s a great day to come and see if NSU is a good fit for you as a student.”

Along with the sessions and tours, there is an academic and student organization fair where students can meet with various colleges and majors to see what is offered and to meet the student organizations. Lunch is provided for students and their guests in the Market Café. The day ends with admission to the basketball game.

“My favorite part of days like this is getting to see the amount of students that are on campus and how much fun they have at these events,” said Cash Bridges, university representative. “The biggest takeaway I want students to have from a day like that is that the best way to find out if a college is the best fit for you is to visit it and see for yourself. You never know what all you will find that will make you say this is absolutely where I want to go to college at.”

RiverHawk Jam check in begins at 9 a.m. on Feb. 29 at the Center for the Performing Art. Late check-in begins at 10:15 a.m. in the University Center lobby. Shuttle services are available from 8-10 a.m. from the John Vaughn Library to the Center of the Performing Arts.

For more information, call the Admissions and Recruitment office at 918-444-4675

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