Breaking down Open House before you come to campus

If you are a student looking into higher education, you are beginning to realize how much college visits can fill your schedule. There is a whole world of colleges and universities—each different in their own way! Using open house to explore is a great place to start!

While each school will offer a different campus visit experience, the following topics are things you can plan to learn more about!


Campus Tour

Depending on how large the campus is that you are visiting, you may see only a few main buildings or you may see the whole campus! Main buildings typically include the student center, academic buildings, library, and the dining hall. Here at Lees-McRae, you get to see all of campus on the tour. Often times we can even get you inside a residence hall so you can scope out your future living space! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as most campus tours can last up to an hour.

Academic Fair

This is your time to shine! You get to meet and impress faculty from all programs across campus. Not sure what you want to study? Talk with as many people as you can to learn as much as possible! Most schools offer different subjects across multiple areas of study. At Lees-McRae, we never want a student to feel limited, so we are always encouraging students to major in whatever they are passionate about. By pairing different majors and minors, you can truly build your degree to be whatever you want it to be. The possibilities are endless.

Student Life

From weekly campus events, joining a club, residence life, and the different services that are offered to you as a student, it is important when making a college decision to learn as much as you can about all that is offered to you. For example, do you want to be involved in intramural sports, need off-campus housing, tutoring services, or interested in Greek life? Narrowing down the list of student-life activities that are important to you can help you decide ultimately which school to attend, and which to pass on.

Financial Aid

FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA. Oh did I mention, FAFSA? If you are not familiar with it yet, now is a great time to start! This is one of the most important parts of going to college, apart from getting admitted of course! To give you a short description, it is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is one of the ways you can knock down the cost of your tuition. Using prior-prior tax information, you list all of the schools you have been admitted into and they use this information to build you a financial aid package. In case you may need it, Lees-McRae’s school code is 002939.

Open House doesn’t stop at these few things for Lees-McRae. We offer individual program facility tours, free applications, on-site admissions, as well as lunch on campus! Register today at

Assistant Director of Admission at Lees-McRae College, Riley Sailor coordinates all prospective student events planned through the Office of Admission while also contributing to the overall recruitment efforts.

By Riley SailorNovember 02, 2018
AcademicsCampus LifeFamilies