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Trojan Day students, families look forward to TROY experience

October 14, 2019

Troy University’s biggest preview day of the year, Trojan Day, took place Saturday, Sept. 28, with more than 600 prospective students seeing what it means to have the Trojan Warrior Spirit.

“Campus visits play a crucial role in the college decision process,” said Tiffani Stephens Schmidt, Director of Enrollment Services. “Trojan Day is important because it, like all campus visits, provides prospective students the opportunity to speak with faculty members in their academic area of interest, speak with student leaders, enjoy a campus tour and attend a football game. Our goal is for those students and their parents to leave with a sense of excitement and pride about their future as a TROY Trojan.”

An in-depth presentation on Admissions, Scholarships and Housing anchored the agenda. Trojan Ambassadors conducted a campus tour complete with a look at residence halls, academic facilities and student life areas.

For some students, their college decision has already been made.

“I chose TROY because it’s a smaller population but still has the qualities of a larger school, as well as the number of opportunities it holds and provides,” said Bryant McCann of Prattville, Alabama. “I love how TROY makes everyone feel welcome and at home. I love the layout of campus as well as the different sports games and numerous other events present on campus. I am so excited to be able to start the next chapter of my life as a freshman in the fall, and I can’t wait to meet new people and become part of the Trojan family.”

Troy University professor Dr. Bill Grantham, right, talks with a prospective student.

Students are excited to chase their dreams at Troy University.

“I love TROY because the campus felt like home,” said Darby Anne Jones of Tallahassee, Florida. “I love the vibes and how everyone is so nice, and I am so excited to chase my dreams at Troy University.”

Trojan Day is also a big day for parents to tour campus with their soon-to-be college students.

“As a parent, I am very impressed with Troy University and the city of Troy,” said Teresa Godshall, the mother of Prattville (Ala.) High School senior Abby Godshall. “The campus is beautiful. It’s not a huge campus where I feel like Abby would get lost in the crowd. I love how everyone we meet or talk to has been so kind, and they are all so excited to have Abby attend TROY. Of course, one of my favorite things is how affordable it is. We love TROY!”

A prospective student and his mother, left, talk with two members of Troy University's faculty at Trojan Day 2019.

Abby Godshall echoed her mother’s sentiments.

“I’m choosing TROY because after touring [here] and then Auburn back to back, it was obvious that there is something about TROY that other colleges don’t have,” Abby said. “At TROY, I feel known. I love TROY because it’s not so big that you feel overwhelmed, but small enough that you know people. I’m excited about new opportunities. I’m considering rush, and I’m very excited about that. I can’t wait to meet lifelong friends.”