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Spring Visitors' Day

High School Students in Las Cruces and the surrounding area have the chance to further explore the opportunities New Mexico State University has to offer by attending Spring Visitors' Day Monday, Feb. 18, said Delia DeLeon, assistant director of admissions and program coordinator.

gh local students may have been on campus many times, they really don't realize the treasures available to them here," DeLeon said. "This is a chance for them to learn more about the opportunities on campus. New Mexico State is not just the Pan American Center and Corbett Center, but so much more."

High school juniors and seniors and parents interested in the university are invited to attend the one-day event to learn more about New Mexico State's degree programs, student life and financial aid.

"Last year more than 3,500 people attended the event, and more are expected this year," DeLeon said. "Although the World Wide Web is bringing in students from a lot more places across the country, we also have many students participate from Las Cruces or the surrounding area."

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the Pan American Center where students can pick up official schedules and free T-shirts.

Starting at 9:15 a.m., prospective students will be escorted to the university departments of their choice and will have the opportunity to visit with faculty and staff.

Financial aid presentations will be given at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium and the Financial Aid staff will be available throughout the day at the Educational Services Building to assist students and parents in completing 2002-2003 financial aid applications.

Walking tours of the campus will take place every half hour from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tours will meet in the Corbett Center Lobby. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be available for $6 to all participants at the Taos Grand Buffet. Booths from various student and university organizations will be set up in Corbett Center throughout the day.

"This is a big day for the whole campus," DeLeon said. "Everyone on campus participates in welcoming the community to our university."

Preregistration for Spring Visitors' Day is encouraged, but not required. For more information, or to preregister, call New Mexico State's Admissions Office at (505) 646-3121. Information is also available online at http://www.nmsu.edu/spring_visitors.

Julie M. Hughes
Feb. 8, 2002