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The first annual Admitted2ATU is slated for March 17, and will act as the last major event for high school students committed to Tech.
While this event is specifically for prospective students, current students can still participate in a few of the festivities.
Merideth Lawson, associate director for recruitment, urges current students to talk to prospective students and take advantage of the food trucks, which will be in front of Witherspoon Hall.
The event also includes currently registered student organizations, who will be allowed to table to show students what Tech offers socially.
Time out for Tech originally happened in the spring but was moved to the fall semester. The premise of Time out for Tech has changed, acting more as a recruiting tool for prospective students. Admitted2Atu acts as the second phase to Time out for Tech, according to Lawson.
“This [event] isn’t to learn about Tech like Time out for Tech. This is to learn how to enroll, what are the next steps, and finding [answers to] those last-minute questions,” Merideth Lawson, associate director for recruitment, said.
Several students and parents have volunteered to speak to the committed students about any questions. “We are doing a coffee chat…There will be coffee and donuts, [it will be] more casual. Hopefully, the students can ask their questions to get to know the current students much more,” Lawson said.
Lawson advises current students to speak to the attendants. “These are the people who are going to be here next, so make them feel welcome and show off what Arkansas Tech is about.”