425 eighth grade students to visit SU today
Say Yes to Education, Syracuse University and the Prevention Network of CNY will bring 425 eighth graders from Grant, Frazer and Roberts Schools to the Syracuse University campus Monday, April 11, to learn about academic and career opportunities that await them in the years ahead. For some students, this will be the first time they’ve ever steppedon a college campus or begun to contemplate their academic plans and/or careers. For others who may be first generation college students, this experience could literally change the course of their lives.
The day will begin at 9 a.m. at Hendricks Chapel, where students will experience a simulated academic procession. Students will then receive a Say Yes welcome and overview of the experience that awaits them. Four academic interest areas will be provided for student exploration: Science & Engineering, including Architecture; Literature & Law; Marketing & Communications; and Visual and Performing Arts. Students will be assigned a ‘schedule’ of four classes and will rotate through them, spending 30 minutes in each ‘class.’ Lunch in the dining halls, followed by a tour of the campus and residence halls with guides from the Office of Residence Life will round out the day.
For more information, contact Susan Dutch, Director of Marketing & Communications, Say Yes to Education, 315-443-1525.