BLOG POST ARTICLE
ACC STUDENTS TOUR CAMPUSES
By Intern Abigail Gomez
Austin Community College (ACC) Ascender students met at Highland Campus to visit two universities on November 15th. Once all students had checked in at “Student Life,” they were given a designated wristband and provided snacks and water for the trip.
The first stop was at St. Edward's University, which is privately owned and Catholic-based. However, St. Edwards encourages its students to practice any religion they desire.
Upon arrival, they were led into an auditorium for a presentation, where they were given important information about costs and scholarships. Afterward, they went outside for a student-led campus tour. Right before students headed back to the charter buses, St. Edwards provided boxed lunches for students and staff, which they ate on the hour-long trip from St. Edwards to Texas State University.
Upon arrival at Texas State University, students were taken on the tour first. They walked around campus and were able to “shake” the hand of Lyndon B. Johnsons’ statue for good luck. Next students were given a presentation about transferable credits as well as tuition and the honors program. The students were then led back to the buses to finish the tour and return to Austin.
The purpose of this tour was to encourage students to start thinking ahead about what they need in order to transfer to a four-year university in order to be prepared and make transfer possible