June 23, 2011

Prospective Undergraduate Students Explore the University During Minnesota Private College Week

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Tim Waldoch is a junior at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, but he has college on his mind.

“I wanted to start looking early,” Waldoch said.

Minnesota Private College Week offers opportunities for college-searchers like Waldoch who want to get a taste of any of Minnesota’s 17 featured private colleges.

Approximately 800 people will come to Hamline University June 20-24. These high school students and their families take tours of campus—giving them the chance to see classrooms and residence halls, athletic and library facilities.

Current Hamline undergraduates are on hand to answer questions from the high school students, and admissions counselors give insider tips for the application process.

“It was really cool hearing the stories from [Hamline] students,” Waldoch said.

Attendees experience a real college class in one of Hamline’s more than 50 areas of study, including psychology and legal studies.

“I’m totally glad I came,” Waldoch said.

Registration for Minnesota Private College Week is still open. You can register on Hamline's website, or come to campus and register on-site.  

Morning and afternoon sessions are held daily from June 20-24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.