Southern University’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment hosted the biannual Jaguar Preview Day at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Saturday, March 7. The one-day event is geared towards giving graduating high school seniors a transparent display of life and education at Southern University.
The morning began with check-in for the visiting high schoolers. The students then had the opportunity to take “Jag Spirit” pictures with a small group of Southern University Cheerleaders before getting guided campus tours from Southern University Jag Ambassadors. As the tours cycled, the remaining visitors met with officials, staff, and students from different departments and majors inside the Activity Center.
Student-led organizations, Greek life, and various colleges and departments from around campus were also in attendance to set up interest booths inside the Activity Center. The booths provided an opportunity for the prospective students to hear from current Southern University students that were involved in a wide range of different organizations and departments.
Afterwards, the students were treated to a pep rally where they were given a preview of several jaguar traditions like the SU Shuffle, performed by Southern University’s Royal Court and the Human Jukebox. The Human Jukebox also performed alongside Southern University’s Code Blue Stomp and Shake team. “The team excelled and enjoyed themselves while performing for the high school students. This definitely boosted their confidence and opened their eyes to many things,” said president and founder of the Code Blue Stomp and Shake Team, Justin Plummer.
Both students, prospective and current, and administration felt that the event was a success with Nicollette Johnson, an employee of the Southern University Office of Admissions and Recruitment, stating that “Jaguar Preview was a complete success. Leading up to the event we had plenty of meetings, a few obstacles, but with teamwork and communication, the event was successful. With a hundred eighty students, which is big for a spring preview day, I expected the day to be a little hectic, but everyone came together and made Spring Jaguar Preview Day 2020 perfect.”
One graduating high school senior, Alexcia Smith from Alexandria Sr. High School, particularly enjoyed her time at preview day. “My overall experience with Jaguar Preview Day was amazing! It felt like home to me. I loved how everyone was welcoming and warm-hearted. I can’t wait to attend in the fall.”
The event was capped off by an appearance by the baseball team and tickets for the men’s and women’s basketball games that evening against Prairie View. This event served the perfect amount of pride, legacy, and tradition and displayed who Southern University is and what the institution represents.