Be a Mav Day offers in-depth look at university life for prospective students


By Ashley Quintela, Contributor

As future college students begin to explore universities, it’s time for them to dwindle their options down to the school that fits them best. From getting an in depth look into activities, meeting with representatives about majors and learning about scholarship opportunities, these prospective Mavs will see what’s in store for them at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
In order to participate in “Be a Mav Day” students must register for a spot. Spaces is limited and spots tend to fill up quickly. Registration can either be done online or by calling 402.554.6281.
When visitors register for the event they will be asked to create a “Be a MAV account” which can also be used later to create their application for admission.
This day is all about showing high school students what it truly means to be a UNO Maverick. Be a Mav Day is held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the following days: Friday, November 7, at Mammel Hall, Friday, November 21 in the Milo Bail Student Center and Friday, December 12 in Mammel Hall.
There will be a Matador assigned to each group. A Matador is a UNO guide that assists in tours and elaborates on the history of the university.
During the event, students and parents/guardians will take a tour around campus. A student guide will inform them of all the perks of being a Mav as well as letting them get a feel for campus. Students will be shown the dorms in Maverick Village and walk through buildings around campus.
Students will be introduced to the many tools on campus. Resources such as the speech centers, writing centers and the library. Tour guides will explain the benefits of the programs such as getting feedback on an upcoming speech, learning how to cite sources properly in a paper or booking a study room for a quiet session in the library.
The day will broken down into different segments. At 8:15 a.m. registration and the Academic Organization Fair will take place. An hour later a Welcome and Interactive information session will be held to give students a brief idea on costs. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a campus tour and a panel session. After that there is an option housing tour where students will get in inside look at what it’s like to live in the dorms. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. students have the option to apply for admission assistance.
The last hour of the event will give students the opportunity to tour Mammel Hall, College of Business or Peter Kiewit Institute, College of Information Science and Technology and College of Engineering.
Be a MAV day is all about experiencing the life of a UNO student. There is quite a jump when it comes to transforming from a high school students to a college student, but with the help of the Matadors, prospective students will know what they are getting into.