Inflatable games and free hamburgers are just a glimpse of the fun that will take place at the third annual Fort Hays State University Tiger Daze on Wednesday, April 16. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Events run until 2 p.m.
All high school sophomores and juniors and their parents are invited to attend.
"As high schools continue to progress, more and more students are being introduced to college at a younger age through things like concurrent college classes," said Stephanie Romberger, admissions counselor.
She said it is smart for students to look into college during their sophomore and junior years, because the senior year goes by very fast.
Tiger Daze is an event designed to introduce prospective FHSU students to the university and give them a chance to get acquainted with other students who are interested in the university. It also has an upside for FHSU Admissions.
"Tiger Daze is a way for Admissions to get that first contact with sophomores and juniors who might consider attending FHSU," Romberger said.
Activities planned for the day include a welcome by the Admissions staff, a presentation by Tiger by the Tale, a theatre group that will put on skits relating to college life, a presentation about student life and residence halls, an intramurals presentation, a hamburger bar, which will be provided for the students at no charge, a presentation by TigerWild, and the VIP Student Ambassadors, who will host a student panel to answer any questions the visitors might have about FHSU. The day will conclude with inflatable games in the Quad and souvenir photos of their day at FHSU. Those events will be sponsored by the University Activities Board.
Campus tours will also be available.
All activities will take place in the Fort Hays Ballroom of the Memorial Union.
"We have high hopes for this day," said Romberger. "We would like to see at least 100 students come to the event."
She said they are hoping that high school counselors will encourage students to attend Tiger Daze, and possibly bring a bus load of students to FHSU.
"It will be a fun, interactive way to students to become familiar with what FHSU has to offer," she said.