On June 8th, July 13th, and August 3rd the Loras College Admission staff will be hosting three separate “sneak peek” visit events designed to assist high school students with their college search. During these three group visit events—all on Fridays— prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to interact with current Loras students, sit in on a faculty and staff panel, take a tour of campus, and learn more about the admission process. They will also get a chance to explore Dubuque’s summer offerings.
Kyle Klapatauskas, the Admission Director of Recruitment and Retention at Loras, says the summer sneak peaks are part of an intentional recruitment strategy that is adapting to the changes in how students choose a college.
“We know it’s ideal for a prospective student to visit our campus when the semester is in full swing and visitors are able to experience the energy and excitement on campus,” Klapatauskas said. “However, we also know that high school students have packed schedules and sometimes June, July, and August are the ideal time to at least start the college search process. The summer sneak peaks provide a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our academic and co-curricular programs as well as the multitude of financial aid options available at Loras.”
One of the goals of the visits is to provide a safe environment for students and families to ask questions about Loras as well as other general questions about admission and financial planning. However, Klapatauskas is also cognizant of the fact that many students during the early stages of their college search might not even know what questions to ask.
“The Admission Team at Loras does a phenomenal job of meeting prospective students exactly where they’re at in their journey,” he said.
Students attending these summer visits will also be encouraged to visit again in the fall or spring for a different experience.
“During the fall and spring, students should take advantage of a campus overnight or schedule a visit where they can meet one-on-one with a professor or sit in on a classroom” added Klapatauskas. “There is a lot of thought and energy that goes into making a college decision and for many students, the summer time is a great time to dive in and start the college search process.”
Students and families can also find out more about Dubuque and the surrounding area. From exploring Crystal Lake Caves, The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, and the city’s Riverwalk to experiencing the Farmer’s Market, the …And All That Jazz! Concert series, and numerous dining and shopping options, visitors can get a good feel for the community that Loras calls home.
If you or someone you know would like a sneak peek of Loras, please feel to register online at www.loras.edu/visit.
To learn more about Dubuque, visit loras.edu/about/explore-Dubuque.