SLU hosts the 2007 President's Reception

September 12, 2007

This special event was designed to give students considering attending Saint Leo a broad overview of the university including academic programs, athletics, student organizations and activities, and financial aid. Most of the events were held in or near the university's new Student Community Center on the university's main campus in Saint Leo, Florida. SLU staff and faculty enjoyed the opportunity to share the 'crown jewel' of the university campus with prospective students and their families.

SLU hosts the 2007 President's Reception Nearly 350 attendees had the opportunity to learn more about what distinguishes Saint Leo from the many college choices available to students. Admission staff members were also on hand to acquaint guests with the admission process. Current Saint Leo students also conducted tours of the campus throughout the day.

Students and their families were able to enjoy an engaging Academic & Student Life fair. Representatives from all academic majors and various student organizations were on hand to greet guests and share more about their respective programs.

Guests had a great chance to learn more through insightful student-to-student and student-to-parent panel discussions. Mike Starinieri from the College Board hosted an informative question-and-answer session on college planning and financial aid. Topics included standardized test preparedness, personality and career assesment tools, and the wealth of online tools available to help students and parents prepare for college. Saint Leo's Office of Student Financial Services also provided great information on the all-important topic of financial aid.

After a busy morning attending the various information sessions and panel discussions, everyone had worked up quite an appetite. Guests enjoyed a delicious catered lunch on the tented lawn. Two very lucky students each won a $2,000 scholarship toward a Saint Leo education!

Martin Smith, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment, expressed the university's hope that the event had proven to be a great way to get to know Saint Leo, providing prospective students with useful information, great hospitality and a tremendously positive experience of life on our campus.