by Caitlin F. McCarthy
The Mountain greeted prospective students and their families September 28, for Fall Preview at Sewanee. Fall Preview, a long day full of tours, information sessions, panel discussions, could not have fallen on a more beautiful weekend.
This admissions event offers an in-depth look for high school juniors and seniors, as well as their families, into the University and all Sewanee has to offer. Prospective students have bountiful opportunities to meet a variety of people on the Mountain – current students, professors, admission counselors, coaches, and other faculty and staff members. Furthermore, it is a chance for potential new students to learn about the plethora of academic programs available, the diverse variety of extra-curriculars, the Tigers athletic department and club teams, and the pure beauty the mountain has to offer.
The admissions day began bright and early with registration, an opening session in All Saints, and campus tours all before 9 a.m. The Arcadian tour guides were hard at work, speaking extensively to students and their families about what makes Sewanee so special.
The faculty have a huge impact on prospective students, and are drawn from the English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, languages, natural sciences, and social sciences academic areas and departments. One of the most imperative goals of the admissions department this year was to extensively display how the academic experience at Sewanee will prepare students for their futures.
After meeting with professors, several panel discussions took place. Prospective students were able to choose to attend a discussion on the topic they find the most intriguing, whether that be student life on campus, the athletic department, or a more comprehensive look at the admission and financial aid process.
Optional for all visitors were excursions to the equestrian center, a residence hall, the Sewanee Outing Program, or the Tennessee Williams Performing Arts Center for guided tours. Additionally, there was a student panel on study-abroad opportunities.