Seniors visit Washburn

Senior Day Potential Washburn students take a tour around campus. Senior Day, held on Nov. 13, was a chance for local seniors to learn more about Washburn.

Lauren Eckert

More than 125 high school seniors filtered through the Memorial Union with their parents and guests Friday, Nov. 13 to check in for the second Senior Day held this semester.

Kasey Strube, a senior at Jackson Heights High School said that overall, he was very impressed with how the day was set up.

“It has been a really positive experience so far, and I am really impressed with the University and all the people who have been involved today,” Strube said. 

Strube, like many of the other seniors in attendance, is considering attending Washburn University next fall, but has not yet made a firm decision.

“I’m still checking things out,” said Strube. “But getting to know some of the faculty and different programs that are offered here definitely makes me consider Washburn.”

After registration at 8 a.m. and a short welcome 30 minutes later, the students were walked through the general admissions process, followed by a presentation on scholarship information. The students were then broken into small groups to attend concurrent sessions, where they could attend a real class, get information on financial aid, learn about getting involved on campus, or receive information about living on campus. 

Students and their parents and guests then went their separate ways, as parents explored some of the academic expectations, and students headed off to various departments that they were potentially interested in.

Destiny Lemmon, a high school senior from Marais des Cygnes Valley High School in Osage County appreciated how the day was organized and how it allowed her to get more information on the Social Work program, the department that she and eight other students were interested in for their major.

“I think it was really good for us to learn about the program and speak with an actual professor in the department to see if that’s actually what we want to do,” Lemmon said. “Everything that we have done today has been very informative and necessary.”

Attendees finished off the day with an information fair, with representatives from 12 different programs and services, lunch, and a tour of campus.

Overall, feedback from those in attendance was positive, claiming that Senior Day was both interesting and informative.