Experience Naz days are an incredibly unique opportunity in that high school students who have been accepted to Nazareth get to spend a day in the life of a Nazareth College student. A lot of students are anxious about the experience especially since we rip you away from your parents. Here’s my advice for getting the most out of your time with us.
1) Ask any questions you’ve ever had about college. This is your opportunity to ask those questions! You’ll be spending a majority of your day with real-life college students. Ask us about classes, our relationships with our professors, how we got on with our roommate freshman year, what clubs we suggest on campus…no one knows college life at Nazareth like our students.
2) Take advantage of our awesome social media team! So obviously as a member of said team I’m a little biased but really we’re a great resource for you to use! In your folders on the day of the event there will be a card with our twitter handles on it; follow us! If you ever get lost during Experience Naz or aren’t sure of where to be next, we’ll be live tweeting all day to lend a helping hand. Also, Experience Naz can be a tad overwhelming and regardless of how many questions you ask, you will always think of more after you leave…most likely as you’re getting in your car to leave campus. You can contact us on Twitter at any time! We’re here as students to answer any questions you might have about Naz or college in general from a student perspective that maybe the counselors wouldn’t be able to give you. Finally, that day we will be having a ton of cool social media contests going on. Take pictures of everything you do that day…your coffee in the morning, your class, your tour, your lunch, a photo op with the Golden Flyer himself and post it! Winners will be chosen and rewarded with some awesome Naz swag…and who doesn’t want some Naz swag?
3) Network! Everyone at this event has been accepted to Nazareth College. In five short months you will be living with these people, going to class with them, working with them, going to basketball games on Friday nights with them, so get to know them! Exchange phone numbers, Twitter handles, become friends on Facebook, bond over how much your parents are freaking out about you going to college or how excited you are about prom. Most importantly, don’t be shy! Everyone here is in the same boat as you are and sometimes the beginning of a great friendship is just the courage to walk up to someone and introduce yourself.
4) Be enthusiastic. This event is a phenomenal opportunity so take advantage of it! Talk to as many current Naz students as you can; enjoy everything the dining hall has to offer (it is all you can eat after all..); participate in class. So much of choosing a college is answering the question: Can I picture myself living here for the next four years of my life? This is like test driving a car…you get to answer that question without actually enrolling at Nazareth.
Haven’t registered yet? What are you waiting for! Register now!