On Saturday, March 22, Millikin hosted its first Field Day for admitted students. Under the coordination of Admission Counselors Shelby Larrick Baum ’11 and Nicholas Throop ’13, Field Day allowed students to “discover their field” and gave potential students the opportunity to see what life is like at Millikin. The day also served as a way to encourage undecided students to commit to attending Millikin in the fall.
“Field Day had been in the works since last fall,” Baum stated. “We had more than 50 students register within the first two weeks.”
Registrants had the option of arriving on campus the night before and staying the night with a current student to attend UCB’s “Big Event Concert” featuring 3OH!3. On Saturday, the students attended four, 20-minute mock classes taught by Millikin professors. After lunch in the cafeteria, the potential students could choose to attend an optional involvement fair that highlighted campus life activities and organizations and also take a tour of campus.
Parents and families were also encouraged to attend Field Day to meet with President White, deans and financial aid representatives.
Of the 1,700 students who have been admitted to Millikin for the fall, 100 participated in Field Day, with several committing to Millikin that day!
“We have plans to do Field Days in the future,” Baum remarked. “It was a very positive experience for everyone involved.”