Southeast Hosting Show Me Day Nov. 1

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 24, 2003 – All prospective students and their parents are invited to attend “Show Me Day” Nov. 1 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

“Show Me Day is an opportunity for all individuals interested in attending college to take a closer look at Southeast and check out the numerous options Southeast provides,” said Southeast Admissions Counselor Christy Tapley.

Beginning this fall, Show Me Day is being presented in a new format. The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Show Me Center, with registration opening around 10 a.m. The day will begin with a brief presentation by Debbie Below, director of admission and enrollment management.

Following the presentation, an “Academic Fair” will take place in the Student Recreation Center, and will feature informational displays of the University’s various academic departments.

“Show Me Day gives students and their families a really great introduction to the Southeast campus community,” Tapley said.  “Show Me Day introduces students and their parents to so many academic and social opportunities in which they can get involved.  We are excited and thrilled about having them here to explore and experience our vibrant and growing campus community.  We want them to get as much information as possible when they are here so they feel comfortable and can succeed when they choose Southeast.”

After participating in the Academic Fair, campus tours, led by current Southeast students, will be available.

The event will be kicked-off with a “Student Life Fair” to be held in the Show Me Center immediately following registration.  During this portion of the day, prospective students can discover the vast array of organizations, clubs and activities in which they may participate.  The Student Life Fair will also showcase housing and dining options, financial aid, Minority Student Programs, wellness, campus ministries, Greek Life and other student services.

A new feature of this year’s Show Me Day includes the opportunity to dine during lunch in Towers Café.

“We understand that the quality of campus food is of the utmost importance to prospective students,” Tapley said.  “Southeast is fortunate enough to have an award-winning dining facility, and we want our guests to experience the quality and value offered to our students.”

Show Me Day is designed to give students a good look at the Southeast college experience.  Students will be able to get information about the Southeast experience, from academic and career choice options to financial aid, residence life and student activities.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about internship and experiential learning opportunities associated with all majors at Southeast, and they may visit with students who have interned in various fields. Opportunities to tour the campus also will be available.

If you are interested in registering for “Show Me Day,” call the Admissions Office at (573) 651-2590.