Via Metro Youth Network:
Asbury University will be holding Winter ACCESS Days from January 23-26, 2014. This is a college visit opportunity that you will not want to miss. If you’re looking for a new environment, out of the city, and one with intentional Christian community, than this is the perfect place for you to think about.
This is a great opportunity for juniors and seniors in high school to experience the Asbury community firsthand. Explore majors, attend classes, worship in chapel, meet professors and students and spend the night in a residence hall. The ACCESS schedule will conclude early Friday evening. Immediately following the Admissions-Office sponsored event, The Salvation Army delegates will then have opportunity to experience The Salvation Army campus community firsthand for the rest of the weekend.
The SASF (Salvation Army Student Fellowship) will provide opportunities to visit the Moulton Memorial Student Center, meet The Salvation Army students who are enrolled in the University, as well as experience fun and fellowship events in Wilmore and surrounding communities. This portion of the visitation weekend will conclude after Sunday morning worship with the SASF.
Those interested in visiting Asbury University and the SASF, should register on the Winter ACCESS Days website. IMPORTANT: There is no specific field to identify your church affiliation. Registering students from The Salvation Army should be sure to identify themselves as “Salvationist” in the “Comment” field at the bottom of the registration form.
Additionally, if you are interested, please let contact your Corps Officer AND Barb Higgins (THQ Youth Department) by December 19, 2013.
How Much Does It Cost?
- ACCESS Days are free to attend. In addition, Asbury will cover the cost of breakfast and lunch on Friday for visiting students and their family. Students will need meal money for food to and from Asbury.
- Territorial Headquarters will be providing transportation from THQ. We will leave on Thursday morning and return on Sunday evening.
- If there are vans traveling from other divisions, THQ will pay for the cost of the gas.
What Should I Bring?
- If you are staying overnight in a residence hall, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and any necessary toiletries.
What Are My Housing Options?
Students are invited to stay on campus and get the real college experience in one of Asbury’s residence halls. Parents and other visitors are encouraged to stay at a local hotel or bed & breakfast, some of which offer a special rate for Asbury visitors.
Chaperones and parents will need to make hotel arrangements in the area. These rooms fill up quickly, so if you are interested make your arrangements as soon as possible.
The Asbury Inn (1-859-858-2156) is on the Asbury Seminary Inn:
- The rooms are $79.00 a night double occupancy/ breakfast included/queen beds.
- There are four rooms that are being held under The Salvation Army.
- Parents will responsible for the payment
- There are Town Houses $149.00 and the sleep eight.
What If I Want A Music Audition Or Athletics Tryout?
To schedule a music audition, please contact the appropriate music faculty listed below. Audition guidelines can be found on the Music Department’s webpage.
- Instrumental audition – Dr. Glen Flanigan, Coordinator of Instrumental Studies
- Piano or organ audition – Dr. Donald Zent, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
- Vocal audition – Dr. Vicki Bell, Vocal Audition Coordinator
If you are interested in intercollegiate athletics, please visit our Asbury Athletics webpage and complete the recruiting form for your sport.
To request a Worship Arts Audition, please complete the audition registration form.
To request a Theatre and Cinema Performance Audition, please complete the audition registration form.
What Events Are There for Parents?
Parents may find the following events especially interesting:
- Services at Asbury: This session will explore the various support services available to students at Asbury University.
- Financial Aid Seminar: The Director of Financial Aid will breakdown the financial aid process and discuss the financial aid programs of the University. The session will also include time for Q&A.
- Q&A with Professors: Professors discuss how they incorporate their faith with their profession.
- Meet Your Professors: Interact personally with faculty each academic department.
- Parent Panel: Admissions staff and Parents of current students will answer questions.
If you have questions, or want more details, contact Barb Higgins at the THQ Youth Department at 847.294.2112. Again, to register, head to their event website.