Seventeen Clarkston HS OVP III GEAR UP students spent May 1st on the campus of Eastern Washington University discovering the post-secondary options. Clarkston GEAR UP staff selected the participating students because they listed EWU as a primary “college of interest” on a recent survey.
The wonderful recruitment staff greeted at group at the campus Visitor Center, where the students learned about the numerous programs and degrees offered at EWU. A majority of the students were interested in STEM related programs. The EWU Forensic Science Program caught the interest of many. After a presentation by the Admission Department, the Clarkston students ate an incredible lunch at the Tawanka Dining Center.
The students were then provided a tour of the entire EWU campus, which included the opportunity to view the student recreation center, campus housing facilities, and a few of the new classroom facilities such as Patterson Hall. The most notable site during the campus tour was Roos Field, a football field known for its intensely red turf and the home of the Eagles.
At the conclusion of the visit, Clarkston students had the opportunity to engage with an informative EWU student panel. During this great, interactive opportunity, Clarkston students were able to ask questions about campus life, get a first-hand glimpse at being an EWU student, and much more.
Thank you EWU for a great experience!