This year’s Annual Students Day, put on by the Office of Admissions, will take place April 29 at 8:00 a.m. The event will offer both academic and student services for the 600 students and 800 guests registered to attend.

Zack Newsome, assistant director of Office of Admissions and coordinator of the event, is excited to greet these first-time freshmen students. He says some of these students have committed to the university while others haven’t, but hopes this event will encourage them to attend.

“The purpose of the event is [for students] to choose UNC Charlotte,” said Newsome. “The event is designed to give a closer look at what UNC Charlotte has to offer both academically and student services wise.”

During their time here, students and guests will receive information through a campus life fair, housing tour by bus, walking campus tour with Niner Guides, eight various student services-related sessions in the Student Union and college previews for students admitted into academic programs.

One of the offices that will appear is New Student and Family Services.

“New Student and Family Services will be at Admitted Students Day to answer any questions from students and families about transitioning into UNC Charlotte,” said Associate Director of New Student and Family Services Emily Wheeler.

New student orientation, known as SOAR, also comes from this office.

“This includes SOAR dates and expectations, the advising and registration process and what student life is like on campus,” said Wheeler.

The Office of Admissions strongly encouraged current UNC Charlotte students to attend in order to help prospective students make connections and hear first-hand experiences.

“Current student participation has been encouraged across campus with academic and student services. Students get to connect with others, get a student’s perspective and is good one-on-one time with staff to get started with the process,” said Newsome.

For lunch, attendees will receive a voucher to eat in either South Village Dining Hall (SOVI) or Crown Commons in the Student Union.

The event is not required for students but is encouraged, especially for students that are not yet committed.

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