This weekend, more than 600 high school juniors and seniors from across the state and beyond will arrive at UNCG’s campus to learn all about what it means to be a Spartan.

Spartan Showcase, the university’s annual fall open house program, will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This special event is designed to give prospective students and their families an inside look at academic programs, student life and campus culture.

“Traditionally, the best way to find out if a school is right for you is to visit the campus,” said Mandy Byrd, assistant director of student marketing and communication for Undergraduate Admissions. “This is a special opportunity for high school students to see the campus, meet faculty, learn about student clubs and get information that they wouldn’t get in a typical visit.”

A one-stop shop for prospective students and families, Spartan Showcase includes academic information sessions, a campus activities and programs fair, walking tours of campus and sessions about financial aid and scholarships. Additionally, prospective students will have the chance to speak one-on-one with current students, faculty members and admissions counselors in a casual setting.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information and to register for the program, visit



Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Relations