High school students are invited to discover St. Cloud State Oct. 15-17 with opportunities to tour campus and meet with students or connect virtually in a Virtual Reality Academic Resource Fair.
Discover Red & Black is St. Cloud State’s premiere fall campus visit day for high school students.
This in-person event gives prospective students a chance to see what campus is like. The day includes a campus presentation, a student-led walking tour of campus and a resource fair with support services and academic departments. Precautions in the time of COVID-19 are being taken to protect visitors and campus members including keeping groups small, a masking requirement and a health self-assessment.
On Oct. 15 the Virtual Reality Academic Resource Fair in Altspace VR gives prospective students a chance to connect virtually to speak with faculty and staff from academic departments throughout campus and learn about majors and career outlook. The Admissions office has teamed up with Mark Gill from the Visualization Lab to develop the VR resource fair.
“The Undergraduate Admissions Office is excited to offer prospective students and their support systems the opportunity to safely engage with campus during MEA break, the most popular time for college tours,” said Undergraduate Admissions Director Hannah Mikels. “We’ve been hard at work putting together a plan that prioritizes the safety of our guests, faculty and staff, and we’re thankful for the involvement of our campus partners. Their participation is highly valued and makes a profoundly positive impact on our future Huskies!”
Prospective students can apply for free during Discover Red & Black and anytime. Due to COVID-19, St. Cloud State is waiving the application fee and the ACT requirement for 2021 applicants.
The events are part of Minnesota State Week and College Knowledge Month. Both events are initiatives to provide graduating seniors, especially underrepresented students, with the support needed to apply for college.