|January 21, 2000||Volume 7, Number 9|
3,000 Grade 12 students set to Experience US on Feb. 3-4
The U of S campus will be buzzing Feb. 3 and 4 as each day about 1,600 Grade 12 students from across Saskatchewan get to know and hopefully like the University.
Assistant Registrar Kelly Saretsky says she expects more than 3,000 students from about 187 Saskatchewan schools to descend on campus for the two-day "Experience US 2000" event, in which the students will spend a day gathering information, touring the campus, finding out more about the programs offered, and generally seeing the U of S in full-swing.
The Experience US program calls for students to arrive and register between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. each day at the Education Gym. Each day will start with doughnuts, refreshments, Huskie Athletic videos, and messages from Pres. Peter MacKinnon and Students Union Pres. Sean Junor.
Students will attend three 75-minute information sessions during the day, out of 29 they could choose from covering topics including specific college programs, aboriginal student services, Huskie Athletics, and others. There is a special session for the new U of S Greystone Scholars.
"A visit to the campus is one of the most effective ways to encourage the best Saskatchewan students to enrol at the U of S," Saretsky says.
"Experience also shows that prospective students are more likely to enrol here when they have had direct contact with faculty, staff and students."
Saretsky says more than 160 current students have volunteered to help with Experience US, and thats vital to ensuring a positive experience for the visiting Grade 12 students.
She stresses that people from across campus have become involved in helping to make Experience US a success, and she appreciates it.
Saretsky warns that the crowds of Grade 12s, along with parents, guidance counsellors and others may cause some delays on campus.
But she asks all to grin and bear it giving the students a friendly welcome to the U of S.
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