How Attending Preview Day Can Help You Choose The Right College

Tour campus, learn about applying and find a college that's right for you.
By UW Colleges

Check in station for UW Colleges Preview Day

Choosing the right college is a big decision. You can make sure it's the right fit by thinking about some major factors. Do you like the campus? Will professors and staff be there to support you? Can you take classes you're interested in?  

Preview Day events at UW Colleges campuses are a perfect way to answer these questions. You'll get a chance to see the campus and learn about the admissions process while students, advisors and faculty will be on hand to talk to you. You can find out if our campuses are a good fit, and how to take the next steps toward attending. Here are just a few ways going to Preview Day can help you make an informed college choice.  

1. Tour the campus 

One of the best parts about our Preview Day events is the campus tour. You'll get to see all the facilities our students enjoy, from top-notch science labs to common areas and more. Students or staff members lead the tours, so you'll get to ask questions along the way and get the inside scoop on everything our campuses have to offer. 

2. Learn how to apply 

Are you interested in attending one of our campuses? Do you want to take the next steps on your journey to a degree? Preview Day is a perfect place to learn about the application process. Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and provide helpful information for getting started on your application. 

Professor answering student questions

3. Get answers to your questions 

Trying to find the right school often comes with a lot of questions. Preview Day events are set up so you can ask about all sorts of topics from available classes, student life, housing options and more. Staff, faculty and even current students will be around to make sure you get the answers you need to make the right decision. 

4. Speak with current students and faculty 

There's no better way to learn about a college than to talk to the people that are there every day! Many of our Preview Day events have students, faculty and staff on hand to talk about their experiences and answer your questions.  

Students talking in a group

5. Discover your academic options 

Attending a UW Colleges campus is a great way to get a start on your UW degree. Whether you're interested in some of our top majors like business and education, or you want to pursue another field, you can get a start on more than 200 majors. You can learn more about how to get started at our Preview Day events. 

6. Learn about life as a student 

College is a perfect place to try new things or dive into something you're already passionate about. At Preview Day, you can learn how to get involved in college sports, join a club, conduct research and more. It's the perfect opportunity to picture your future life as a UW student. 

At the end of the day, you want a college that is going to serve your needs and allow you to live the life you want to live. A great way to find out if a UW Colleges campus is right for you is by attending one of our Preview Day events, so find one at a campus near you!