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Nov. 17, 2014

Thousands visit CSU for Fall Visit Day

By Ashli Speed

Fall visit day at CSUThousands of people made their way to Cleveland State Saturday, Nov. 1 for the university’s annual Fall Visit Day.

Fall Visit Day spanned much of the campus with curious visitors having the opportunity to find out about Cleveland State University.

The third floor of the Student Center hosted a campus fair where the university’s various colleges and student organizations had information tables. The third floor also housed an application station where students could apply to the university and receive a response the same day with the application fee waived. One hundred fifty-three applications were received

Through tours, a campus fair which featured participation from 50 different Cleveland State organizations and departments — to information sessions, 2,000 guests received a wealth of information.

Visitors were invited to Waetjen Auditorium, in the Music and Communication building for an information session on the university and all it has to offer. They were able to hear testimony from five Cleveland State students and ask them questions.

Paul All, junior finance major, was one of the students on the panel. Asked by the president of the Student Alumni Association to participate, he gladly accepted the invitation.

“It was good to see students come out, they were really interested,” All said. “It was good to have feedback from the audience.”

Students were just one of many components that came together to make Fall Visit Day a success. Hosted by the Office of Admissions, their staff played a large role in the recruitment planning and execution of the event.

“The 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. sessions were full—we reached out to people in many different ways,” Rakia Naze, enrollment representative for the Office of Admissions,said.

Naze was one of those responsible for traveling to high schools and drawing interest in Fall Visit Day. Participants were reached through postcards, phone calls, billboards, emails and other advertisements.

Lakeland Community College student Kevin Shuppe learned about Fall Visit Day online and is considering transferring to Cleveland State.
Cleveland State’s urban location was one positive feature Shuppe noted.

“The day was designed to give our guests optimum exposure to the university,” Rob Spademan, associate vice president of Enrollment Services and Marketing,” said.