TROY Open House extended virtually through March 24

Application fees have been waived until March 24.

Application fees have been waived until March 24.

High school students and their families from the tri-state area visited both the Troy and Dothan campuses Thursday as part of the bi-annual Worldwide Open House event. To give as many students as possible the opportunity to apply at no cost, the event has been extended online through Sunday, March 24.

Held both virtually and in-person at TROY’s Alabama campuses and other satellite locations across the South, prospective students had the opportunity to gain unique access to information about academic programs, scholarships, federal financial aid, transferring credits, choosing a career and much more. 

“Giving potential students and their families the chance to see our beautiful campus and learn about what their time as a student could look like is always encouraging,” said Korrie Lynn Williamson, Senior Director of Enrollment Services. “But, seeing their excitement of really feeling at home is what brings the most joy to my team. Admissions is a full-circle moment, so seeing their journey start here at events like this is only the start of seeing them get to that graduation stage. Events like Open House truly let us live out our passion of serving students.”

For the virtual event, students had the option to receive personalized information based on attending the Troy Campus, other campuses or TROY Online and if they are an international student.

A student poses by the fountain on the Dothan Campus.
Students toured the Dothan Campus Thursday afternoon.

For the in-person event, Trojan Ambassadors led students and their families on a tour of the Troy Campus featuring the student-only recreation center, the dining hallTrojan Centeracademic buildingsdorms and more. Before embarking on the tour, the groups gathered in the Admissions office for an in-depth Admissions presentation.

Mary Russell, a homeschooled junior from Montgomery, Ala., made her first visit to TROY for Open House and said the experience overall was “very informative” and she enjoyed getting to learn about every aspect of campus and student life.

“I really liked seeing the dining hall,” she said. “I’ve done other college visits, and TROY is definitely right at the top right now. This was a really cool, really fun experience.”

Her mother, Karen, said speaking with the Admissions staff and hearing everything TROY has to offer made her want to ask more questions to learn even more about the opportunities her daughter would have here. 

“This whole place feels very positive, and it’s been good to see Mary’s positive reaction,” she said. “The Admissions staff were great and so upbeat—it made me want to learn more. It was very interesting, and TROY has a lot to be proud of. We heard a lot today that TROY is far enough away to give students the college experience while still being close to home, and that’s exactly what I want for her.”

On the Dothan Campus, prospective students as well as students that have already been accepted to TROY took advantage of the opportunity to tour the campus and get an up close and personal look at the resources available to them.

“There is something special about seeing a university campus in person. It motivates people and inspires them to see what is possible,” said Rachael Cox, Enrollment Coordinator. “We had a mother, not planning to come back to school, apply to the Masters of Science in Human Resource Management program. The program is online, but she plans to frequent the Dothan Campus Library. Other students came to meet more people and see more resources like our circuit, poster printer, science labs, auditorium and our nature trails.”

The online event has been extended and application fees waived until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Sunday, March 24.