Mennonite colleges & universities host virtual visit days

The MCUSA colleges and universities will be hosting a series of virtual Family Nights in conjunction with their Mennonite College Days schedule.

In a typical year, admissions counselors from the five colleges (Bethel College, North Newton, Kan; Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio; Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va; Goshen College, Goshen, Ind; Hesston College, Hesston, Kan.) travel to the private Mennonite high schools during the fall recruitment season and host the chapel service that day. They set up tables in the halls, host giveaways and games and hold individual meetings with prospective students. At some of the schools, they host information sessions in the evenings to connect with parents and families.

Due to COVID-19, the in-person collaborative travel schedule is not possible this fall. Instead, the reps will “visit” each chapel service virtually, with a pre-recorded video, and host Instagram raffles and virtual visits to their respective campuses. There will be a Family Night information session, over Zoom video conferencing, coordinating with the chapel “visit” that day. However, all prospective high school students, their families and youth groups are invited to attend, including those who do not attend a Mennonite high school. Students are welcome to register for whichever session suits their schedule; the content will be identical for each 45 minute session. Topics covered include: What to do as a sophomore, junior, and senior in high school to be a strong applicant; financial aid; the value of Mennonite higher education; how to prepare for your college visits; and an open time for Q&A. Representatives of all five institutions will be on hand to speak privately with families afterwards or to schedule a more in-depth visit.

The Mennonite Colleges & Universities Family Night sessions are as follows:
Monday, September 21 (8:30 p.m. EST) Hillcrest Academy (all are welcome)
Wednesday, September 30 (7:30 p.m. EST) Bethany Christian School (all are welcome)
Monday, October 5 (7:30 p.m. EST) Dock Mennonite Academy (all are welcome)
Tuesday, October 6 (7:30 p.m. EST) Lancaster Mennonite School (all are welcome)
Thursday, October 8 (7:30 p.m. EST) EMHS (all are welcome)
Monday, October 12 (7:30 p.m. EST) Central Christian School (all are welcome)
Thursday, October 15 (8:30 p.m. EST) All are welcome!

To register for a session, click on the session you’d like at the bottom of this page:
Source: Mennonite Education Agency
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