TIFTON — Prospective students will have an opportunity to explore the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College from top to bottom on Feb. 13 at the annual winter Stallion Day. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Donaldson Dining Hall.

Director of Enrollment Services Donna Webb said the day will be focused entirely on providing information about the college to prospective students and their parents.

“This day is set aside to showcase everything ABAC has to offer,” Webb said. “Visiting is one of the best ways to find that perfect college fit, so we encourage prospective students to take the opportunity to take a look at the campus and experience it for themselves.”

A tuition grant worth $500 will be given away during the lunch hour, which also includes a free meal for the prospective students. Another highlight of the lunch session will be a drawing for a meal ticket worth over $1,000 for one semester during the 2010-11 academic year. Webb will also announce students who have completed all admissions criteria to qualify for on-the-spot acceptance to ABAC.

Visiting students will get their first look at the 421-acre ABAC campus through special tours led by the ABAC Ambassadors. The Stallion Marketplace offers a glimpse at more than 50 programs of study including the on-campus bachelor’s degrees in rural studies, diversified agriculture, turfgrass and golf course management, early childhood education, management, accounting, and natural resource management.

Visitors can choose from special interest sessions ranging from housing to the music program. Every visiting student will also take part in an interactive classroom experience which simulates an actual ABAC class.

Admissions, housing, and financial aid will be key topics of conversation for both parents and students all day long. In fact, breakout sessions with financial aid personnel will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The day ends with an in-depth tour of the ABAC Lakeside freshman housing complex on the north shore of Lake Baldwin.

Scholarship auditions will be held in the music building for any high school vocal or instrumental major. Auditions will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Scholarships will range from $100 to $1,000. Anyone interested in applying for these scholarships must contact Don Coates, associate professor of music, at (229) 391-4950 or via e-mail at dcoates@abac.edu.

For students who would like to see what the college offers in athletics, there will be a baseball double-header against Macon State at 3 p.m. at the ABAC baseball field.

Prospective students should sign up ahead of time for the Stallion Day event at www.abac.edu/stalliondays or call (229) 391-5004.

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