Students learn about life at TROY during Trojan Day

Over 270 students and their families got a glimpse of student life at TROY during the twice-yearly event.

Over 270 students and their families got a glimpse of student life at TROY during the twice-yearly event.

Troy University hosted more than 270 prospective students and their families during the semiannual Trojan Day on Saturday, March 30, 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 admissionsscholarship and housing presentation. After the presentation, students and their families had lunch with a panel of TROY students and faculty, and the day wrapped up with a tour of campus.

Korrie Lynn Williamson, Senior Director of Enrollment Services, said the Admissions Office looks forward to any opportunity to meet new and potential students.

“We were excited to meet new and future Trojans and visit with those becoming familiar faces and even new 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 being able to celebrate our Chancellor’s birthday was simply the icing on top. We look forward to announcing our Fall 2024 Trojan Day date soon.”

Katelyn Jackson, a high school senior from Prattville, Ala., has already been accepted to TROY and utilized Trojan Day to meet her roommates for the upcoming Fall semester and to get a better look at the campus.

Chancellor Hawkins smiles with his surprise cake during Trojan Day.
Admissions staff surprised Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. with a birthday cake during Trojan Day.

“We were all really excited to get more used to campus and hopefully get to see more of what our dorm is going to look like so we can get furniture and decorations and all those fun things,” she said. “We are really excited about the campus police escort you can get at night—we’re not super comfortable walking around alone at night, so we’re glad the campus police offer that. And we already have a few clubs we’re really interested in, like the ASL Club and intramural sports.”

Ana Grace Atkins, a high school senior from Opelika, Ala., said she chose TROY because of the scholarships available to students as well as the Interpreter Training Program.

“I wanted to go on another tour to see the campus and the dorms, and I’m also thinking now about joining choir and the ASL Club,” she said. “I’m also really interested in study abroad.”

Jackson also said a big reason she chose TROY was because of the scholarship she was awarded.

“I was offered a lot of scholarships from different schools, but TROY offered me a full ride and with how much I loved the campus and the new nursing building being built, I knew I had to choose TROY,” she said.

Trojan Day is held semiannually in the fall and spring, and the fall event will be announced at a later date.

A gallery of images from Trojan Day can be viewed here.