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, Jan. 20, Friday, Mar. 31 and Friday, April 7 at Grace College, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake. New this year are day-long special visit days which give prospective students the opportunity to explore Grace majors in an in-depth way. Special visit days for four different majors will be offered this month on Thursday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 27.
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.
Many current students chose to attend Grace as a result of their Lancer Day experience. One such student is Spencer Landis, originally from Shelby, Mich., who is now a sophomore majoring in design engineering technology at Grace. “Lancer Day impacted my decision to attend Grace because I learned about the opportunities for engineering students, the smaller class sizes and I really took to the beautiful campus,” said Landis. “I also enjoyed the chapel service and the genuine people I met.”
Prospective students are also encouraged to attend special visit days at Grace. These new, day-long events provide in-depth examinations of specific departments and schools on campus. This month, visit days include business and elementary education majors on Thursday, Jan. 26, and nursing and science majors on Friday, Jan. 27. Participants will receive a tour of campus and attend a class of their choice. They may also meet with a professor from their chosen major.
In addition, students and families may schedule a campus tour any weekday during the school year. To register for a Lancer Day, special visit day or to schedule a tour, go to www.grace.edu/visit, email [email protected] or call (866) 974-7223.