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Preview Day


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"We really enjoyed Preview Day. Thanks to everyone. You ladies did an outstanding job. Our student loves it, so ... here we go!!! 
- M. Jones (Parent)



Exclusively for Accepted and Deposited Students!

Preview  Day is a comprehensive introduction for admitted and deposited students and their families. It is a fun day with various outside activities, so plan to dress casually and comfortably!

2016 Preview Days:

  • April 16, 2016
  • April 30, 2016

Deposit Paid Student Perks

Pay your deposit before event and receive:

  • Class registration
  • Catawba Student ID
  • Catawba e-mail address
  • Opportunity to request a roommate

    Pay Your Deposit

Financial Aid Consultations
Our Financial Aid Office will be open for individual consultations. Meetings are available by appointment only. Remember to bring your paperwork!  

ID Cards
Save time on Preview Day by submitting materials for your ID card online now!  


Don't forget to:


Schedule of Activities
View a tentative list of activities for Preview Day below (subject to change):        

  • 7:55-8:55am — Check-in and Mingle
    Enjoy a continental breakfast and mingle with current students and our Admissions Staff. If you have paid your deposit, get your Catawba One Card (student ID)! Visit our bookstore for Catawba goodies!

  • 9:00-9:30am — Welcome and Greetings from Dr. J Michael Bitzer, Provost and Professor of Politics
    (Keppel Auditorium , Robertson College Community Center)

  • 9:40-10:00am — First Year Seminar Mingle (Students Only)
    (Peeler Crystal Lounge, Robertson College Community Center)
    Meet the professors who will be teaching our First Year Seminar courses this fall and find a course that interests you! Keep your top selections in mind for when it is time to register for classes.

  • 9:40-11:30am — Family Information Session (For Families of Students)
    (Keppel Auditorium)
    This information session will be led by the Student Affairs Office, Financial Aid Office and the Business Office.  This information session will allow you to learn more about the Financial Aid process at Catawba College, how to understand your student’s bill and the student life at Catawba.

  • 10:10-11:30am — Advising Sessions and Class Registration
    (Various classrooms across campus- see sticker on front of folder and enclosed map)
    Meet with experienced faculty to discuss your options and register for classes for the Fall 2014 semester.

  • 11:30am-1:00pm — Lunch Served
    (Cannon Student Center)
    Enjoy lunch on campus and mingle with our Admissions staff, faculty, and students.

    Catawba Marching Band
    (Stanback Plaza) Enjoy a performance by Catawba College Marching Band.

  • 1:30pm — Roommate Selection Program (Students Only)
    (Abernethy Quad)
    Meet some of some of our ALPHAS and Student Affairs staff and deposited students receive your roommate assignment for the fall!  

  • 1:30-2:30pm — Optional Campus Tours and Residence Hall Tours         
    (All Tours depart from Stanback Plaza) 


  • 8am-3pm: Bookstore Open - Stock up on your Catawba Gear!
    Cannon Student Center

* Financial Aid appointments offered throughout day.*

Other Events
After our event concludes, we offer you free admission to the following afternoon campus activities and athletic events. These events are optional, but we hope you'll stick around and take advantage of all we have to offer:

Register early for Preview Day! We hope to see you soon! Don't forget to register for a financial aid consultaton and submit your ID card materials.      

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