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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!

Upcoming Preview Days:

  • April 7, 2018
  • April 28, 2018

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):

  • 8:30-9:30am: Check- in, Stanback Plaza
    Students pick up individualized information for their day.  Student Affairs stations with ID makers, immunization information, housing applications, Public Safety officials, student services (retention, career, accommodations), and student activities information available.

  • 9:30-10:00am: Welcome Session
    Keppel Auditorium, Robertson College-Community Center

  • 10:00am-12:30pm: Family Sessions (Parents only)

  • 10:00-10:30am: FYS Mingle (Students only)
    Peeler-Crystal Lounge, Robertson College-Community Center

  • 10:30am-12:30pm:  Advising Sessions (Students only)
    Various locations across campus

  • 11:00am-1:00pm: Lunch
    Dining Hall, Cannon Student Center/Stanback Plaza

  • 1:00-1:30pm: Meet Your Class (Students only)
    Abernathy Quad

  • 1:00-1:30pm: Housing Information Session (For Families of Boarding Students)
    Tom Smith Auditorium

  • 1:30- 2:30pm:  Campus Tours, Residence Hall Tours, Commuter Connect


  • 8:30am-3:30pm: 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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