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Prospective Students Can Tour ABAC Campus February 13

January 21, 2016

Prospective students will experience a glimpse of college life on Feb. 13 during the winter edition of Stallion Day at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Donaldson Dining Hall.

Visitors can take campus tours guided by the ABAC Ambassadors from 8-9 a.m. followed by a welcome session and overview of the day’s events from 9-9:20 a.m. A variety of Student Conversation Corners will take place in the Health Sciences building from 9:30-10:40 a.m.

Visiting students will be able to choose sessions on topics including student life and the Honors Program.  Other Conversation Corners will focus on ABAC’s individual schools including the Stafford School of Business, the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the School of Human Sciences, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Science and Mathematics. There will also be a Parent Conversation Corner at the same time in Howard Auditorium.  Parents can ask questions of the experts about all phases of campus life.

From 10:45-11:50 a.m., all visitors will attend the Stallion Marketplace in Gressette Gymnasium.  This important component of Stallion Day 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.  Tours of the campus will also be provided during this time.

A free lunch for the visiting students will be provided in the dining hall from noon–1 p.m.  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 one-semester meal plan worth $1,475, a $235 housing application fee waiver, or a $500 tuition grant.

Students and parents can then take advantage of sessions on financial aid and scholarship information, veterans’ affairs, and housing.  They can also take a tour of the ABAC Lakeside freshman housing complex from 1:15–3:30 p.m.  Prospective students can pick up some ABAC gear at the ABAC Bookstore, which will be open from 1-2:30 p.m. on the first floor of the J. Lamar Branch Student Center.

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