COVENANT 360, formerly known as Campus Preview Weekend, is the Admissions Department’s new (and hopefully improved) plan to take college visits to a new level.
As an admissions counselor assistant and caller for work study here on campus, we encourage prospective students to come swing by Covenant as they spend half of their senior year searching for the perfect school.
We tell these students one of the best ways to feel certain about any schooling choice is, of course, to visit the campus. Covenant 360 is an ideal way to experience the school by spending a concentrated twenty-four hour block of time immersed in Covenant culture by shadowing the average student for a day and getting the chance to see what it’s like to be a Scot.
During Covenant 360, we allow prospective students to stay Thursday night in a residence hall with current students; offer a schedule to attend classes, meal tickets, and fellowship in the Great Hall; a chance to learn from a panel of representatives from key offices; worship with the Covenant community in chapel; engage with faculty at an academic open house; experience residence life with a fun evening activity; and to explore the lively city of Chattanooga afterwards.
One of the biggest differences from previous Campus Preview Weekends (besides the name) is that we are no longer extending the weekend into Saturday.
Additionally, we are now offering three preview weekends instead of two. The visiting student still pays a fee for the weekend, but it covers essentials like meals and a temporary, refundable Scots Card to allow them access in and out of residence halls.
The new name for preview weekend suggests a fast-paced but thorough view of campus by highlighting our most integral features as well as giving plenty of time for deeper exploration.
Covenant Admissions understands previewing families need to get their questions answered quickly and effectively. Extending campus preview weekend any longer than twenty-four hours might weaken the prospective student’s idea of the school.
We are a small, but energetic campus, and Covenant 360 is a fresh way to take in as much of it as possible in one big breath.