UE Planning Purple Visit Days and Open House for the Fall


The University of Evansville will host Purple Visit Days and an Open House for prospective students this fall. Purple Visit Days are set for Friday, September 15, and Friday, November 3, while the Open House is planned for Saturday, October 21.

Those attending a Purple Visit Day can sit in on a UE class and meet with a professor to discuss a major. They can learn about campus life by meeting with staff from such areas as student life, career development, and study abroad. Lunch in the UE dining hall and a tour of campus will also be offered. In addition, applied seniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT Residual Test, a campus-based national ACT exam.

Open House attendees can talk to UE faculty, admission counselors, and student life staff. They can take a campus tour led by a UE student and attend information sessions about scholarships and financial aid, study abroad, and UE’s Career Advantage Program. They will also learn about the UE Guarantee – the University’s assurance that UE will provide opportunities, talented faculty, and academic experience that will lead to success while at UE and after graduation. Lunch will be provided.

Individual campus visits can be scheduled throughout the year, and the Office of Admission will be open on select Saturdays throughout the fall.

“This is an exciting time at the University of Evansville,” noted Kenton Hargis, UE’s director of admission. “Recently we introduced several new programs relevant to today’s changing job market in data science, logistics and supply chain management, Spanish medical terminology, ethics and social change, and university studies.”

Other major changes are also taking place at UE, Hargis added.

UE has signed an agreement with Chartwells, a new food service provider who will begin serving the campus community in fall 2017. Chartwells will offer menu items from Chick-fil-A and Starbucks as well as several other new dining options.

Also, the Meeks Family Fieldhouse in UE’s Carson Center is undergoing major renovations. Planned upgrades include a resurfaced women’s basketball floor, new Taraflex floor for volleyball, new bleachers and baskets, chairback seating, upgraded sound system, new main videoboard, score/stat board, LED scoreboard on each sideline, and two video sideline boards. The work will be completed by August 2017, and the gym will host women’s basketball and volleyball games.

For more information on Purple Visit Days, Open Houses, and individual campus visits, please call UE’s Office of Admission at 812-488-2468, or sign up online at www.evansville.edu/visit.


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