Union University (UU) is hosting Homeschool Day at the U again this year and I am totally excited! My high school children and I had the opportunity to attend the event last year and Union went above and beyond for the experience. This year, Homeschool Day at the U will be held on Friday, September 13, and high school students and their families are invited to attend. Union will share why it is one of the top choices of universities by homeschool students.
Union is a homeschool-friendly university that continuously reaches out to our community. It has garnered the reputation of being a campus offering students “a top-ranked education in a safe, Christian environment“. “Next stop Union” has been the destination for many local and out-of-state homeschool students. I was surprised to learn during our tour that its engineering department is one of the top-ranked in the country.
Just a few facts about Union University, which was founded in 1823:
- The Student body is less than 3,300 students.
- There are more than 100 programs of study.
- The ratio of student to faculty is 10:1.
- One hundred percent of the incoming freshman are financial aid recipients.
Another fact to consider is more than 85 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.
The event is specifically designed for the homeschool student, so the presentation will be different from the regular preview days offered on campus. The panel will include homeschool students and the topics covered by the faculty and staff will be ones that will cover issues important to homeschoolers.
Some of the activities for the day include students and their parents learning about the honors program, resident life and attending a chapel service, which is required by all enrolled UU students. Enrollment counselors will also be available to answer questions about the various academic programs, admissions process and financial aid opportunities.
The activities we enjoyed most were attending chapel, touring the academic departments of interest and being able to ask questions about enrollment requirements, student expectations, etc. We also toured some of the dorms and the library. And lunch, it was delicious.
Homeschool students have the same admission requirements as their public and private school peers. There are no extra steps homeschool students have to take to apply for admission. You can tell Union University loves homeschoolers. Make plans to attend Homeschool Day at the U and you will experience it yourself.
Homeschool Day at the U Schedule
9 a.m. – Check-in and welcome in Grant Events Center
10 a.m. – Chapel
11 a.m. – Parent and student panel
12 p.m. – Lunch for the family and enrollment session
1 p.m. – Department visit
2 p.m. – Campus tour
3:15 p.m. – Wrap-up
If you have any questions, call (800) 33 UNION (86766) for more information.
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