Faculty, staff and students participated in Preview Day Saturday, offering information session and tours of the University campus to high school juniors and seniors.
The event started in Morgan Auditorium where Jeremy McWells, admission counselor, welcomed high school students, parents and transfer students.
Then ULV faculty, staff and students talked about housing, athletics, academics and more.
“The … environment is small, we are (like) family,” McWells told visitors.
The University focuses on more than students’ GPA, he said, adding that La Verne engages students to interact and be a part of the community.
“Preview Day is an opportunity for students… to see what we have to offer, what we believe in, what our mission is, what our values are,” said Todd Eckel, interim dean of admissions.
Last week, prospective students had the chance to meet current students and explore the campus and even experience some of the Homecoming events going on at the same time.
Eckel said he hoped prospective students and parents had a memorable experience.
“From what I’ve seen so far, this looks like a great university for my daughter,” said Elvia Valencia of El Monte, who attended with her daughter, Diana Mendoza.
She said she learned a lot about the campus and supports her daughter in making her college decisions in the future.
“I’ve been looking at different colleges for my daughter and so far this college is one of my favorites, and I can see my daughter attending here,” Valencia said. “I was happy to hear that all the classes at La Verne are usually small.”
Mendoza said she always knew the University of La Verne would be her first choice. “When I got the opportunity to apply to La Verne, I said to myself, ‘there’s my chance’,” Mendoza said.
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