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Fall Wildcat Preview Day to Welcome Prospective and Newly Admitted Students

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Deciding which university to attend is a major undertaking, and one that often involves months of research. As a way of making Central Washington University more welcoming and approachable to future students, the Office of Admissions hosts three annual Wildcat Preview Days, where they have an opportunity to tour campus, meet faculty and staff members, learn about the curriculum, and familiarize themselves with the communities that make up the CWU experience. 

Fall Wildcat Preview Day will be held on Saturday, October 15, and there’s plenty for future Wildcats and those who are CWU-curious to look forward to. CWU Interim Executive Director of Admissions Myndee Ronning says October is her favorite time of the year for this event.

“Fall is the most amazing time to visit our campus,” she said. “It tends to be our biggest Wildcat Preview Day of the year. Students can spend the day learning about CWU and finish the day watching our football team! Since it’s Homecoming weekend visitors will really get to see campus come alive with all that CWU has to offer.”

This month’s Preview Day coincides with CWU Homecoming, meaning students will have an opportunity to engage with CWU’s campus in a more meaningful way. Planned events include a clubs and organizations fair, tours of campus and residence halls, open houses in each of the four CWU colleges, mock lectures, and workshops to assist with financing an education. 

Another draw for prospective students is the On-The-Spot Admissions workshop, where students can bring their high school transcripts, get their application fees waived, and potentially be admitted to CWU right then. There are endless reasons to check out Wildcat Preview Day on October 15—some that visitors may not even know about yet.

“Maybe you see yourself in our Recreation Center, working out, or joining one of our intramural teams,” Ronning said. “Maybe you see yourself in the residence halls, thinking about which ones you like and why. Maybe the mock lecture is what pulls you in, or that special attention to detail that comes with our signature small class sizes. Wherever you’re coming from, we want this to be an event where you get to envision yourself as a Wildcat.”

Anyone interested in Fall Wildcat Preview Day can RSVP online.

Media Contact: Rune Torgersen, Department of Public Affairs,,