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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!

2015 Preview Days:

  • April 11, 2015
  • April 25, 2015

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 Brien Lewis, President of Catawba College
    (Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College Community Center)

  • 9:30-10:15am — 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.

  • 9:30-10:00am — Student Panel Q&A (Parents Only)
    (CENV 300)
    Meet an array of current Catawba students and ask questions about campus life, academics, college selection challenges and next steps in the process.

  • 10:00am-12:00pm — Advising Sessions and Class Registration (Students Only)
    (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.

  • 10:15-11:00am — Financial Aid and Billing Session (Parents Only)
    (CENV 300)
    This information session will allow you to learn more about Financial Aid process at Catawba College and how to understand your student’s bill.

  • 11:10-11:55am — "What to do when…" (Parents Only)
    (CENV 300)
    Students may face a variety of changes and challenges as they adjust to college life.   In this session, we will discuss some of those challenges and help you to know what you can expect and help prepare you to best support your child through the transition.

  • 12:00-2:00pm — Lunch Served
    (Saleeby Dining Hall)
    Enjoy lunch in our cafeteria or grab a quick hotdog from local flavor favorite Haps!

    Dessert bar and outside seating available.


    Vernaculars Performance
    (Stanback Plaza; Rain Location Hoke Hall)
    Enjoy a performance by current Catawba College students as they sing covers of popular songs and some of their own original songs.

  • 1:00pm — 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!  

  • 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00pm — 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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