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CSU-Pueblo hosts Discover Day for prospective students

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Colorado State University-Pueblo hosted a Discover Day March 12. The orientation event was held for potential future students of CSU-Pueblo. Future students met with President Lesley Di Mare, campus clubs and organizations, and were given campus tours that were guided by student ambassadors.

Photo by Alexandra Hyland
Photo by Alexandra Hyland

Student Ambassador Maggie Geolat helped guide campus tours.

“I believe that Discover Day is beneficial for future students, because they get to partake in several sections that show different segments of college life,” Geolat said.

She also said the orientation event gave future students the opportunity to talk to current students who were able to give them vital information to take as they start their college experience.

Future students that participated were Colorado natives and some were from out-of-state. The students were guided on tours that included the Residence Halls, new General Classroom Building, campus buildings, the Student Recreation Center and were told about the renovation of the Occhiato University Center. Potential students were also given instructions on the application process, financial aid, college majors and guidance with campus life.

“Some of the key components that future students can take away from Discover Day is information on their major of interest, paying for college, living on campus and extracurricular activities that they can participate in when attending college,” Geolat said.

Geolat said she enjoys her job as a Student Ambassador and assists potential students by giving her own advice.

“I decided to become a student ambassador because it was important to me to show potential students all of the great benefits that coming to our university provides. If I had to give one piece of advice to incoming freshman, it would be to get involved with as many activities as possible. It is a great way to meet new friends and to have some fun while taking a break from homework,” Geolat added.

Geolat took her own advice to heart as she serves as a Student Ambassador, a Resident Assistant, remains active in the President’s Leadership Program, serves on the Associated Student Government as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Senator and is also very active in the CSU-Pueblo Enactus and Love Your Melon organizations.

Photo by Alexandra Hyland
Photo by Alexandra Hyland

This was Geolat’s fourth Discover Day and she said she believes that she takes away something new within every attendance to the event.

“There is always new information to learn, and I am always surprised when I hear about a new club, major or program that I did not realize our university had,” Geolat said.