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NMSU to host Aggie Experience for high school students, parents Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 8, is the first of three Aggie Experience events New Mexico State University will host during the 2016-2017 year. Aggie Experience is an open house that welcomes potential students and their families to campus.


Students walk down International Mall.
New Mexico State University will host its first of three Aggie Experience events for potential students and their families Saturday, Oct. 8. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

“Aggie Experience is a great day to try NMSU on for size,” said Jonique Sais, senior admissions adviser. “I think it is very important for students who are looking for colleges to actually visit the schools they are interested in and see what the campus looks like, how they feel when they are there and also what it is like to not only interact with current students, but also how interaction with faculty and staff is. This is a big open house, where students can explore a day in the life of an Aggie, which is an important step in the college selection process.”

The free event begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature presentations from departments such as housing and residential life, student life and financial aid along with housing and campus tours. Aggie Experiences also will be held on Oct. 29 and Feb. 20. Previously, NMSU has hosted one event per semester with more than 1,000 visitors, but this year the goal is for smaller, more personal events.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to meet current faculty and students and learn about academic programs.

“Our hope is that students walk away wanting to be an Aggie, to feel apart of our Aggie family and that they feel like they have a home here at NMSU,” Sais said.

For more information or to register visit http://aggie-experience.nmsu.edu.