BU to host high school seniors

Though they may not experience a typical weekend, about 92 students have registered to get a glimpse of what Baker University has to offer.

Activities have been planned, including meetings for prospective parents and students to answer questions, opportunities to experience a college class and an activities fair. Chances to meet current students to chat or through an overnight stay will be provided during Senior Weekend throughout Saturday and Sunday. Louise Cummings-Simmons, vice president for enrollment management, said Senor Weekend is a good way for students to experience the school.

“Senior Weekend gives a good image of who we are,” Cummings-Simmons said. “Even though it is not like this all time, it’s a healthy look at things we do have during the year.”

Prospective students will also have the chance to have downtime with current students. Student Activities Council is sponsoring performer Mad Chad, a juggler and comedian at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harter Union cafeteria.

SAC Entertainment Coordinator Jessica Miner said several SAC students have seen the act.

“He’s really funny and has that scare factor too,” Miner said. “He’ll get the crowd involved. It’s just entertainment. (It’s) something to take their minds off the college search and have a fun night. “

University Admissions Assistant Clayton Kellerman said he is looking forward to the weekend.

“I would say to (prospective students) to enjoy your weekend here,” Kellerman said. “I hope all of your questions get answered. If you don’t get all of your questions answered, this weekend we’ll tell you how to get in contact with us.”