RADFORD – Nearly 900 people attended Radford University’s Highlander Day Saturday, April 23, 2022. About 315 of those attendees were students accepted to the university, including students and their families on sponsored buses from the Tidewater and Richmond areas of Virginia. This was the highest attended Highlander Day event this year and one of the largest on record.
“We are thrilled to have welcomed so many future Highlanders at our record Highlander Day!” said Craig Cornell, vice president for enrollment management. “Some of our greatest strengths are our access to faculty and our state-of-the-art facilities. Highlander Days allow us to showcase both of those as students and families get to connect personally to their future faculty members, see their future residence hall, meet other students and experience what it is like to be a member of our family.”
Highlander Day welcomes students and their families and friends to tour and interact with all of what Radford University has to offer as they make their enrollment decision for next fall. For many students, this visit marks their first time on campus as admitted students. During their daylong experience, they had the opportunity to hear directly from current students, faculty and staff members about the opportunities available for them on campus.
Admitted students also stepped into immersive classroom experiences and witnessed their future professors and programs in action through tours and demonstrations. Current Radford University students welcomed Highlander Day guests into their residential halls for tours. Attendees also had the chance to eat in campus dining halls, meet with academic advisors and learn how to finance their college experience.
“Radford is a special place with a special focus on student success, and we are excited to be able to open the campus up to so many interested students wanting to join us this fall!” Cornell said.
This was the third and final Highlander Day event of the academic year. In total, about 1,800 people attended the Highlander Day events, more than 600 of those were admitted students.
Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 8,998 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 211-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. In addition to robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,100 students living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.