At around 10:00am, the atrium started to file into the Pealer Recital Hall to hear a couple of speakers from the Admissions office and major university staff on campus. After about thirty minutes, the students filed out, separated from their parents to be lead to their various majors and interests. The parents were led to a couple different discussions concerning finances and student life on campus.
While manning the bulletin board detailing the Honors Program and its benefits, discussions were well received by the students and the parents. There were many nods and affirmative “ooohs” and “ahhhs.” One students asked a barrage of questions; clearly, she was enjoying the absorption of this information. The students seemed to be enjoying the visit greatly, particularly when they were led into different groups based on majors and interests. Rachel Boch was quite pleased with her visit to the Theater Department: “They took us up into the catwalks, and we got to see the sound boards too.” Many students seemed to enjoy these visits, for they were able to get a sense of what Frostburg has to offer them as students.
After these visits, the students, staff and parents arrived at the ARMAH in the Lane Center for a lunch provided by ARAMARK, the company Frostburg State University utilizes for catering. ARAMARK featured a small selection of classic favorites such as Lasagna, Turkey with gravy, and Buttered Corn. The food tasted great, and the staff members were able to interact with a number of visitors. The conversations helped to clarify some questions about the campus, and it allowed for a greater understanding of how Frostburg works as a university.
This event was a great success. These prospective Bobcats were very well qualified, and they seemed like awesome people. All of the staff and faculty who attended the event certainly did an excellent job informing these students about the wonderful community and university that we attend.