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Spartans Welcome Prospective Students Into the MBU Family

With fall semester months away, Missouri Baptist University opens its doors to prospective students with an activity-filled day.



Missouri Baptist University will host Spartan Preview Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, for all prospective students to appreciate and tour the MBU campus.

Spartan Preview Day is hosted by the Admissions Office, with cooperation from all other offices, to show what prospective students can expect when they choose MBU.

“We aim to get as many students as possible to visit campus because statistics show that if they visit MBU, they are much more likely to attend here. Campus visits are one of the best recruiting tools we have,” said Shannon Klousia, one of MBU’s freshman counselors.

The event will last all day and take students through the different buildings they will come to know as MBU students.

Student Ambassadors and Office of Admissions staff members will lead the groups through the campus and educate them on how MBU functions as a university.

“Spartan Preview Day is a fun way to meet high school students who are interested in possibly attending Missouri Baptist University. As an ambassador, you are a representative of MBU and make a first impression on these students,” said Hannah Wood, a current student ambassador. “It is exciting to know that you are a part of their next big decision in life.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by people other than those leading the groups.

Sessions will be held with athletics, resident life, ministry, student activities and all the other various departments on campus to answer any questions students might have.

The admissions and financial aid procedures will be explained, assisting potential students on the process of becoming a Spartan.

A panel of speakers will be available during lunch for prospective students and parents to text questions they feel might not have been answered throughout the morning.

If a student feels confident that all their questions have been answered, then the student can apply during Spartan Preview Day.

Those students who choose to apply during the event will have their name entered into a drawing for prizes.

Among the prizes are two $1,000 scholarships to be applied to their tuition at Missouri Baptist University.

“The purpose is to bring prospective students and families on campus so that they can see for themselves all that Missouri Baptist University has to offer,” said Klousia.

MBU Admissions Office has pulled out all the stops for the prospective students and the university is expecting a strong turnout.


Jerason Gines

Jerason Gines

Jerason Gines is Managing Editor for MBU Timeline. Gines is a junior majoring in Public Relations. He is a member of the men’s volleyball program and works as a student ambassador for Missouri Baptist University. After graduating, Gines would like to pursue a career as a magazine editor.


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