I had never heard of Union University (UU) until I moved to West Tennessee. Once here, it still just remained, to me, one of the many schools in Tennessee for higher education. As we became more involved in the homeschool community, Union University often came up as the college where many of those students pursued their education after high school. On Friday, September 17, Union University is holding Homeschool Day at the U to share why it is one of the top choices of universities by homeschool students.
Just a few facts about Union University, which was founded in 1823:
- The Student body is less than 3,100 students.
- There are more than 100 programs of study.
- The ratio of student to faculty is 10:1.
Another fact to consider is more than 80 percent of the faculty has earned the highest degree that is possible in their field.
Homeschool Day at the U is a full campus, all-day experience for high school, homeschooled students and their families. Everything will be provided and is free including the meals (ex: breakfast, lunch, etc.) for all families attending with their high school aged student.
Union has organized everything with the homeschooler in mind. The panel is comprised of homeschool students and faculty with extra faculty/staff being used in areas that seem to be important to the typical homeschool family.
Students and their parents will also learn about the honors program, resident life and attend a chapel service, which is required by all enrolled UU students.
Enrollment counselors will be available to answer questions about the various academic programs, admissions process and financial aid opportunities.
Union is very homeschool-friendly.
Homeschool Day at the U Schedule
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Check-in and welcome in Grant Events Center
10 a.m. – Chapel
11 a.m. – Faculty and student panel
12 p.m. – Lunch for the family and enrollment session
1 p.m. – Department visits
2 p.m. – Campus tours
3:15 p.m. – Wrap-up
If you have any questions, call (800) 33 UNION (86766) for more information.
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