A Top Veteran-Friendly College: Concord University
Nov11

A Top Veteran-Friendly College: Concord University

– – Top ranked veteran-friendly Concord University: Supporting student veterans is their specialty. Find out what they can do for you.

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Smart See, Smart Do™: University of Wisconsin
May18

Smart See, Smart Do™: University of Wisconsin

Memorial Union, a Campus “Living Room” with a Great Front Porch  Every day, about 18,000 people pass through the doors of Memorial Union on the UW – Madison campus. Student tour guide Caroline Radaj says the building, which opened in 1928 and is dedicated to veterans, is a “living room” for both campus and community and a must-see when you visit. The Memorial Union Terrace, on the shore of Lake Mendota, is a special draw during the spring and summer months. A great place to hear live music, the terrace “also features signature sunburst design chairs in green, yellow and orange which are campus icons,” adds Radaj. Memorial Union includes two movie theaters, three restaurants, a travel agency, and a student art gallery. The restaurant Der Rathskellar, says Radaj, is “a tribute to the German roots of Wisconsin.” University of Wisconsin 800 Langdon StreetMadison, WI 53706http://www.wisc.edu/ To plan a tour, go to the Visitor Information & Programs web page or or call the admissions office at 608–262–3961. Search for a nearby hotel. Planning to visit University of Wisconsin – Madison? Be sure to check out Travel Tips to help you plan your college visit. You may also download or print our free smart college visit evaluation form to help keep track of all of your campus visits. *** Kathie Dickenson edited this post. She is an award-winning higher-education writer and editor and a regular contributor to...

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Visit Advice from St. Catherine University
Jan18

Visit Advice from St. Catherine University

Senior Admission Counselor Mary Sue Miheve of St. Catherine University encourages students to visit schools in which they may be interested: “Not only does it give you an idea of the actual facilities and lay-out of the college campus, it can also give you an idea of the community and culture. Are students in the quad eating lunch, chatting between classes or throwing a frisbee, or is everyone wearing headphones and walking to classes in silence? A campus tour can also give you time to chat with a current student about her experience and truly allow you to gauge the personality of the campus and the make-up of the student body.” Some tips from St. Kate’s Mary Sue Miheve: Start visiting in your sophomore or junior year of high school. These first visits can help you begin to understand exactly what would be the best fit for you. Do you like the feel of a large state university or a small private campus? Do you want to stay close to home or be farther away? Do you want to be in an urban environment or a more rural setting? Visiting a variety of campuses will help you answer these questions. Take some time to think about your campus visit ahead of time. Sit down with your family and think of questions you would like to ask and topics you would like to discuss with both an admission representative and current students. When setting up your campus visit be specific as to what you would like to hear and see. For example, if you are interested in Art be sure to ask if the Art studio is part of the tour. If it is not, ask if someone can show you the facilities separately. This will allow the admission office to understand your needs and give you clear expectations about your visit. “At St. Kate's,” says Miheve, “our tour allows students to choose 2-3 unique sites (for example, the Art Gallery, Nutrition/Fashion Labs, Nursing Labs, or specific offices) to see during their tour time in addition to the standard tour route. These are places that may not be of interest to every student but that can meet individual students’ interests. As a small campus we feel it is important to give each student a sense of the individual attention they will receive while attending school here starting right from their first campus tour. Most tours are one-on-one, meaning one tour guide per family.” St. Catherine University sits on 110 wooded acres in the Highland Village neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota — less than a mile from the Mississippi River and...

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