IUPUC campus visit, event dates coming up

Community members, especially high school students and their families, still have opportunities to learn about Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus’ admissions process, degrees and programs and scholarship opportunities and tour the campus through upcoming events, including a campus visit day Friday.

“Students who choose IUPUC get individual attention and small class sizes with an affordable path to a college degree,” said Jayne Morris, assistant director of enrollment management. “We offer 12 full university degrees on our campus as well as options to earn a master’s degree and another 16 degrees that can be started at IUPUC before transferring to another IU campus.

“We encourage residents of Bartholomew County and surrounding areas to learn more about what we offer: A local, affordable, individualized path to earning an IU or Purdue degree.”

New this year, area high-schoolers are invited to a campuswide scavenger hunt, said Sandy Almendares Monge, IUPUC admissions counselor.

“We purposely scheduled it to coincide with BCSC’s spring break so students don’t have to worry about missing school,” she said.

The hunt starts at 10 a.m. March 15 with a presentation and a campus tour. Then students are divided into groups to answer clues and discover departments and services frequented by IUPUC students.

A visit day March 10 will begin with a presentation about available IUPUC degrees, programs, scholarships and early college classes available to high school juniors and seniors. Then there’s a campus tour. Afterward, participants have a chance to talk directly to the heads of each department and ask questions in an open-table format.

Journey for Juniors will be held April 13. This event provides high school juniors with hands-on help for applying and getting ready for college. Breakout sessions address college planning, financial matters, coping with stress, time management, athletics and more.

Prospective students also are welcome to set up a one-on-one meeting with an IUPUC admissions counselor at 812-348-7390 or [email protected]