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Lee Day for Prospective Students to Take Place in Person
Eliza Souers - 3/21/2022

Lee Day for Prospective Students to Take Place in Person

 

On Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, Lee will host its annual Lee Day, 30 hours of excitement and information geared toward prospective students and their families. Over the course of the event, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in over 40 different activities, offering a glimpse into the unique mixture of clubs, people, cultures, and opportunities that the university comprises.

 

"This signature event, that has welcomed so many thousands of prospective students, families, and friends to our campus over the years, is of massive importance to us, and we haven't been able to do it in person since 2019," said Dr. Shane Griffith, Lee's assistant vice president for enrollment. "We are beyond thrilled to be in person this April."

 

Registration will begin on Friday at 9 a.m., along with campus tours and the Residence Hall Open House. Prospective students will then have the opportunity to sit in on one of the many featured classes to get a firsthand look at the classroom experience. Early Class Selection starts at 10 a.m., during which students can meet one-on-one with an academic advisor to register for classes, discuss academic plans, and create a full schedule for the fall semester.

 

At 11 a.m., there will be a lunch for all guests in the Deacon Jones Dining Hall. Academic displays for various disciplines will be set up that afternoon in the School of Business lobby so students can discover more about their programs of interest. A parent informational session on student success initiatives will take place that afternoon, along with a session on disability services offered by the school.

 

Guests can then watch the Flames and Lady Flames tennis teams take on Auburn University at Montgomery or enjoy performances by some of Lee's premiere music ensembles in the Lee Chapel.

 

More informational sessions will take place that afternoon about financial aid, Lee's theatre program, and Summer Honors, a two-week experience that prepares high schoolers for the academic and social challenges of college while earning six college credits. Major Discovery will also take place Friday, allowing prospective students the chance to hear about the majors Lee has to offer and talk with faculty and students about various field of study options.

 

The highly-anticipated Block Party will begin at 5:30 p.m., offering food, fun, and the opportunity to meet current students. A special U-Church concert will take place that evening at 7, featuring the highly-acclaimed worship band, PASSION, whose mission is calling college students across the globe to "live for what matters most."  Those not attending the concert can visit the Dixon Center for the opening performance of "Tuck Everlasting," a musical production from Lee Theatre and the School of Music.

 

Saturday's events will begin bright and early at 7 a.m. with registration and campus tours, and Early Class Selection at 7:30. The morning will also offer more opportunities to check out the academic displays and residence halls. A series of informational sessions will begin at 9 a.m., which includes a Financial Aid talk, along with a Q&A, an athletics info session offering guests the chance to meet and talk with coaches, and a special Lunch and Learn meeting for parents with Lee's President, Dr. Mark Walker.

 

Lee Spotlight will take place at 10:30 that morning, highlighting Lee music, award-winning videos, and alumni stories designed to provide attendees with a clear picture of life at Lee. Separate luncheons for transfer students and high schoolers will take place at various locations across campus, where they will be able to enter the scholarship drawing taking place that evening.

 

Following the luncheons, guests can stroll through the Pedestrian Mall and check out the student booths, highlighting many of the more than 100 student clubs and organizations available at the university. School of Music auditions will also take place during this time.

 

Last, but not least, participants are invited to join LeeU Worship and Voices of Lee for a Worship Rally with President Walker in the Conn Center at 4 p.m. At the conclusion of the service, 10 scholarships will be drawn and awarded to prospective students, followed by a barbecue for everyone in Alumni Park.

 

"Lee Day is definitely the best time to visit our campus," said veteran Lee Day planner Danny Murray. "Everything is on display, plus you can get your fall class schedule!

 

All events will be free for registered Lee Day guests.

 

For more information or to register, call (423) 614-8500 or visit www.leeday.live


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