WINONA LAKE — Lancer Days at Grace College offer high school students and their families the opportunity to experience campus life first-hand. Upcoming Lancer Days include Friday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Nov. 11 at Grace College, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake.
“Close to half of high school fall breaks will correspond with our October 21 Lancer Day,” said Mark Pohl, dean of admissions at Grace. He encourages students to consider coming then. “It’s a great opportunity to visit Grace without interrupting a busy school week,” he added.
Lancer Days begin at 8:30 a.m. with a faculty and student panel, and conclude at 2 p.m. with a faculty fair. In between, participants discover what Grace College offers by attending chapel, touring campus, meeting students and staff, and eating lunch at Alpha Dining Commons. While prospective students may also schedule individual tours of campus, Lancer Days offer the unique opportunity to explore Grace College with their peers in an intentional way.
“At Lancer Days, students survey the 70-plus majors at Grace, learn about diverse student activities and clubs, discover financial assistance opportunities and see first-hand how Grace College is making quality, Christian education attractive and affordable,” said Cindy Sisson, vice president of enrollment management and marketing at Grace. Game day passes are available for sporting events during the student’s visit and high school juniors and seniors may spend one night in a residence hall.
This year, Grace achieved a record total enrollment of 2,333 students. The Winona Lake campus is home to 1,295 undergraduate students, the largest population since Grace’s founding in 1948. The school credits innovative, bold measures to reduce cost and increase excellence for recent success. Measure of Grace, a comprehensive affordability and excellence plan launched last fall, guarantees that tuition will never increase during a student’s enrollment. Moreover, Grace reduces tuition by $500 each consecutive year of a student’s undergraduate enrollment and provides free textbook rentals. Grace’s accelerated three-year bachelor’s degree program and blended bachelor’s-master’s four-year degree program enables students to finish school sooner with significant savings and earning potential.