Troy University hosted more than 250 families during the semiannual Trojan Day on Saturday, March 25, where prospective students were able to learn more about the University, tour the campus and see what student life might be like as a Trojan.
The day began with check-in and browse session at Trojan Arena followed by an in-depth admissions, scholarship and housing presentation. After the presentation, students and their families toured the campus, had lunch with the Admissions staff and connected with Greek Life representatives.
At the conclusion of Trojan Day, the guests were invited to stay and watch the Trojan baseball team take down the University of Louisiana-Monroe and experience game day at the newly-renovated Riddle Pace Field.
Korrie Lynn Williamson, Senior Director of Enrollment Services, called the day a “huge success.”
“We were excited to meet new and future Trojans and visit with those becoming familiar faces. Our office is grateful for the campus energy and dedication to events like this one,” she said. “Being able to show potential students their future home at the capacity of Trojan Day is a task, but with campus-wide support, we can do just that! We have heard nothing but positive remarks from the events and are already looking forward to the Fall for the next Trojan Day.”
Kadijah Benson, a two-time TROY alum who earned her master’s degree in public administration in 2021, returned to campus Saturday with Celeste Davis, an upcoming junior at Ramsay IB High School in Birmingham, Ala. Benson and Davis are part of the Big Brother, Big Sister program in Birmingham.
“Celeste, my Little, is getting ready to explore colleges, so I’m bringing her on her first college tour,” Benson said. “I love TROY. TROY is an amazing school with so many amazing opportunities for students. The Trojan Way has stuck with me, and I want up and coming students to be able to share in that experience and do for them what TROY has done for me.”
Davis said she’s looking for a college that’s diverse and open and has a reputation of having good teachers.
“I really like the diversity. It feels nice here, and I feel very welcome,” she said. “I want to have an experience with different people from all over.”
Davis said she came to TROY interested in the nursing program, but found interest in other areas during the browse session.
“I just left the anthropology table and they were very persuasive,” she said. “We also talked to the group at the leadership table, and it seemed like they could teach me interpersonal skills. The history booth was also very informative because I do love history.”
For Allie Condy, a senior from Gadsden, Ala., the cheerleading squad is what piqued her interest.
“I’m a cheerleader at my high school, and I fell in love with the cheerleaders here on campus. I hope to be part of the team one day, so that really drew me here,” she said. “But I love the buildings and the campus itself. I like a lot of the sororities, but I’m trying to decide still which major and minor I want to pursue.”
Benjamin McBrayer from Tallahassee, Fla., visited at the influence of family friends who have children attending TROY and is interested in the exercise science program.
“The people have all been so nice and the campus is really beautiful. I like Trojan Arena and the football stadium,” he said. “There’s great athletics program here. Great people, great campus, I really like it here.”
The date for the Fall Trojan Day will be announced at a later date.