The Office of Undergraduate Advising and SGA will be sponsoring the Majors Fair today in Squires Commonwealth Ballroom from 10 am to 3pm.
This year, colleges have added more tables with specific representatives for focused areas, which have increased the fair by 38 percent. Undecided students, as well as students seeking to change their major, will get the chance to explore majors and minors offered by the eight different colleges at the university.
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Architecture will be among those attending. Each college will have a representative to assist students in transferring into the major and shed light on the various majors and departments.
“Really it’s a one-stop shop,” said Allison Matthiessen, communication manager for the Division of Undergraduate Education.
Students can walk around to the different tables and talk to the representatives to learn about the specific majors and pre-requisites necessary to enter those majors. It is an advising opportunity for those wanting to enhance their applications to the major and learn of what other majors are available.
The study abroad office, Student Success Center — formerly known the Center of Academic Enrichment and Excellence — and career services will also be in attendance.
“This (study abroad booth) would be a table that speaks broadly to a lot of our options; they can tell you about specific campuses we have in other countries, and give you more of a broad based view," Matthiessen said. "You could ask questions on financial aid options, which is always a big question for a lot of students.”
The Student Success Center will also be providing guidance in different aspects.
In addition, there will be a booth fair for undergraduate research for those wishing to expand their resume and explore options and programs within the field.
“It’s really just to show the wealth of opportunities here and the different things that students can get involved in whether you’re not sure what you want to do later on in life or you are sure, but maybe you want to explore something different,” Matthiessen said.