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High School Students Can Tour ABAC Campus April 5

Prospective students will get an extra treat at Stallion Day on April 5 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Visiting high school students will be in the midst of the college’s Homecoming Week which begins on March 31 and concludes April 5.  Stallion Day registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Donaldson Dining Hall.

“We are thrilled that this Stallion Day is being held during our Homecoming celebration,” said Brooke Jernigan, ABAC enrollment management counselor.    “Visiting students and their families will have the opportunity to talk with both current students and alumni about their ABAC experiences.”

Visitors can take tours guided by the ABAC Ambassadors from 8-9 a.m. followed by a welcome session. Two Conversation Corners will take place from 9:30-10:40 a.m.   The Student Conversation Corner will be held in various rooms of the Health Sciences building. Visiting students will be able to choose two sessions from a list that includes “College 101 – It’s Here, Are You Ready?” for seniors and “College 101- Preparing for the Future” for juniors.  Parents will be participating in the Parent Conversation Corner from 9:30 – 10:40 a.m. in Howard Auditorium.

From 10:45-11:50 a.m., all visitors can visit the Stallion Marketplace in Gressette Gymnasium.  The Stallion Marketplace offers prospective students a look at over 50 programs of study including on-campus bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Social and Community Development, Politics and Modern Culture, Writing and Communication, Business and Economic Development, Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, Forestry, and Wildlife Management. 

A free lunch for the visiting students will be provided from noon – 1 p.m. in the Donaldson Dining Hall.  Meals are available for parents at a cost of $6 per person.  During the noon hour, high school seniors will have a chance to win a $20 application fee waiver.  Those who have submitted official transcripts and official SAT/ACT scores could also receive on-the-spot admission to the college during the event.

As an added treat, prospective students and up to two guests can choose to register for the Alumni and Student Cookout at noon outside Gressette Gym during Stallion Day.  Visitors will enjoy a chicken and ribs lunch on the grounds with ABAC alumni and friends. Any additional guests can attend at a cost of $10 per person.  They must sign up during Stallion Day registration.  

Students and parents can then take advantage of information sessions on financial aid, veterans’ affairs, and housing, as well as tours of the ABAC Lakeside freshman housing complex beginning at 1 p.m. 

Prospective students should sign up ahead of time for the Stallion Day event at www.abac.edu/stalliondays or call (229) 391-5004.   If there are any questions regarding Stallion Day, prospective students can contact the Office of Enrollment Services via e-mail at abacinfo@abac.edu.
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