Louisiana Tech played host to a record-setting 2,200 people at its semi-annual Time Out for Tech.
The event, hosted by the admissions office, is held in the fall and spring quarters for visiting high school seniors who may be interested in attending Louisiana Tech.
They also had a chance to attend the Tech vs. Tulane football game.
“The event is a way for departments to showcase what they have to offer,” said Cecile Kirk, a senior psychology and Spanish double major.
Kirk, who is also a student recruiter, said she acted as a tour guide for students around the campus.
“They normally hold it in Howard Auditorium, but there are so many students they’re having it outside,” Kirk said.
Previously held on a Saturday, Time Out For Tech was held on a Thursday this year to give visiting students a chance to see the campus alive.
Visiting students were shown on-campus living and attended meetings where they learned about financial aid.
Potential students gathered near a stage erected by the Lady of the Mist for the Big Tech Welcome.
On this stage, Andy Cline, director of orientation, introduced Tech’s new president, Les Guice, and the Band of Pride.
“We are going to show you that Tech is the school for you,” Cline said to the crowd of students and parents who came to tour the campus.
Guice welcomed the prospective students and told them Tech was already their new home.
“You are all already Bulldogs,” he said.
After a performance from the Band of Pride where Jim Robken taught the crowd how to display their own pride via Tech cheers, students broke off into groups to visit departments they were interested in.
During this time, they were given a chance to meet faculty and students and gain firsthand knowledge about the department.
It would appear the event was a success with many students and parents in attendance.
Harrison Fredricks, from Slidell, came to Time Out For Tech to visit the Performing Arts department.
“I want to pursue music and so far I like the campus,” Harrison said.
His mother, Maggie Fredricks, said so far the college had her seal of approval.
Tyeesha Smith, from Bossier City, said she is definitely coming to Tech to study interior design.
“I like the way campus is laid out,” she said. “It feels just right.”
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