Day as a Cowboy Open House April 22 at HU

Las Vegas, N.M. –  A Day as a Cowboy open house at Highlands University April 22 will be a fun and informative day for high school seniors to experience college life.

From touring the residence halls to a carnival fair and free lunch in Melody Park, prospective students and their parents can get a taste of what Highlands has to offer.

“We want students to come visit our campus, learn more, and decide they belong here at Highlands,” said Jessica Jaramillo, director, student recruitment and undergraduate admissions. “By the end of the day, we hope students will have the information they need to make Highlands their college choice and become part of our family.”

Jaramillo said parents will learn about how their students will be in good hands at Highlands.

“For example, we’ll talk about how our First-Year Experience program will help their students adjust to college, make friends that share their interests, and apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.

“There will also be insightful information for parents about how Highlands supports its students from academics to personal well-being,” Jaramillo said.

The Cowboy open house includes:

9:30 – 10 a.m. –  There will be check in and a free continental breakfast, Student Center Atrium, 800 National Ave.

10 – 10:25 a.m.  –  Highlands President Sam Minner will welcome the students and their parents in the Student Center Ballroom.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – The students will learn about what the Outdoor Recreation Center offers, Campus Life activities, and HU-CARES, the Center for Advocacy Resources Education and Support. Parents get to take a campus tour at this time.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Current Highlands students will lead the high school students on a campus tour. Parents have their own session with Highlands dean of students and staff from the First-Year-Experience program, academic support, financial aid, Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center (ARMAS), and HU-CARES.

12:30 – 2 p.m. There will be a carnival fair and free lunch for students and their parents in the university’s Melody Park. The students can learn about different academic disciplines and student clubs at Highlands. They’ll also have the chance to play games like knocker ball, volleyball and Frisbee.

Raffle winners will be announced from 1:45 – 2 p.m., with prizes like Highlands bookstore scholarships.

For more information about the Day as a Cowboy open house, visit www.nmhu.edu/open-house/ Or call the Office of  Student Recruitment and Admissions at 505-454-3394. The office organized the event in collaboration with the campus community.