BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY


Welcome future Falcons

A little “above and beyond” could go a long way, admissions director Gary Swegan says, as the campus community welcomes prospective students and their parents to today’s Presidents’ Day open house.

“In the economic environment we’re in and the challenges we face, any touch points with students will be more important than ever,” says Swegan, who advocates “going a step further than we even typically do—express desire to have a student on our campus.”

More than 2,000 high school juniors and seniors and nearly 7,000 visitors in all are expected at the 14th annual open house. Swegan described the online registration volume as “really strong,” and David Rice, assistant director of admissions, noted that 200-300 “walk-ins” normally add to the crowd.

The key, Swegan says, is to convert more of today’s visitors into this fall’s students, heightening the importance of personal contacts.

Presidents’ Day, added Rice, is “a day to put our best foot forward and show people what Bowling Green really is.”

February 16, 2009