Wayland Baptist University Invites High School Students to Gold Rush to Experience College Life

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Gold Rush is a college preview weekend for high school juniors and seniors, and college transfer students. They experience college life, sit in on classes, and attend information meetings about financial aid and admissions policies.

Gold Rush is a college preview weekend hosted by Wayland Baptist University.

Wayland Baptist University is gearing up for Gold Rush.

Each fall, high school juniors, seniors and college transfer students are invited to attend the preview event where they have a chance to get to know the university. Students attend classes, meet with athletic coaches, ask questions about enrollment and financial aid, and audition for scholarships.

Gold Rush is set for Nov. 1-2. The weekend activities include information sessions with financial aid and the admissions office. Attendees are invited to audition for music scholarships, tryout for the baseball team and attend an academic fair where they can meet professors and ask questions about degree programs.

Gold Rush isn’t all about the academics, however, as students will be able to plug into campus life, attending a volleyball match on Friday evening, followed by a pep rally and Saturday’s football game. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a Baptist Student Ministries service and take part in dorm activities.

Cost to attend Gold Rush is $15 per person. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend, also at a cost of $15, and the fee covers meals and admission to athletic events. Housing is available on campus, but space is limited. Gold Rush rooms are also available at local motels: Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, Days Inn and Comfort Inn and Suites.

For more information or to register, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-588-1928 or 806-291-3588. Information is also available on Wayland’s home page at http://www.wbu.edu.

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