Event introduces prospective students and their parents to campus

Otero Junior College will host its Fall Discovery Day event on Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the OJC campus. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the college’s new Learning Commons center, located in Wheeler Hall. According to Almabeth Kaess, associate vice president of Enrollment Management, OJC Discovery Days is an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to visit the campus and explore the many options available to them at OJC as they prepare to choose a college for next fall. “We have a beautiful campus and exceptional programs of study that we want to make sure anyone who is thinking about enrolling in college has an opportunity to explore,” said Kaess. “Prospective students will have a chance to tour the campus in small groups, led by our Student Ambassadors. These are current students that can not only give informative information about the college, but can also speak about what it is like to be a student at OJC,” she said. Kaess explained that while on the tour, the groups will attend some short informational sessions that will help answer many of their questions. The sessions will include learning more about the programs of study available at OJC, exploring the various options available to students to help pay for college, including scholarships and financial aid, and finding out about what kind of support OJC offers to students to help them be successful in the classroom. Guests who register for the event will get a free lunch and attend a Campus Fair, where they can meet with instructors, student club representatives, and student housing representatives. Those that are interested in student housing will also be able to tour the OJC student dormitories. At the end of the event, participants can attend OJC Rattler Soccer games with free admission. The OJC Men’s Soccer team will begin competition at Tiger Stadium at 12 p.m., followed by the OJC Women’s Soccer team at 3 p.m. For those unable to attend Discovery Days on October 19, there will be a second event held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Prospective students can also sign up for a personal campus tour anytime during the year, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make a reservation at either OJC Discovery Days events, or for a personal campus tour, prospective students can go to: www.ojc.edu/visitOJC.aspx. There is no charge to attend Discovery Days and families and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Almabeth Kaess at 719-384-6857.