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FAMU will host students from around the country at Saturday’s Spring Preview 2022

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Florida A&M University (FAMU) expects more than 2,500 students from around the country to converge on campus Saturday, March 26, for the annual Spring Preview.

FAMU says high school students from over 30 states have registered to attend. The recruiting event will be held at the Lawson Multipurpose Center at 1800 Wahnish Way from 8:30AM till 2PM.

Prospective students will meet faculty and staff, as well as visit schools and colleges of interest. Workshops will provide information about admissions, financial aid, and housing.

A “Welcome to FAMU” program will feature President Larry Robinson, Vice President for Student Affairs William E. Hudson Jr., other administrators, and student leaders as well as the FAMU Connection troupe.

For high school students looking for an introduction to FAMU campus life, the Student Government Administration (SGA) hosts “Be Out Day,” a popular spring social ritual. The free event will be held on the Football Practice Field from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SGA President Carrington Whigham said her administration was intent on holding the event, which had been cancelled for the past two years because of the pandemic.

“’Be Out Day’ was very important on my priority list as president because this year makes it the 30th anniversary,” Whigham said. “Despite the pandemic nearly taking everything away from my administration, I knew that ‘Be Out Day’ was something I had to accomplish.”

“We are ecstatic to host the Preview again. It is an exciting time for prospective students to visit campus, meet faculty and staff, and visit the facilities,” Hudson said. “An added bonus is the renowned ‘Be Out Day’ where current students can mingle with potential students. This is the ultimate representation of the FAMUly experience as alumni are also intimately involved.”

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