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Join us online as we host our best and brightest applicants of the year! Let’s celebrate your academic and extracurricular accomplishments while you take in a bit of the Southwestern Experience. After all, assembling top scholars at the top liberal arts and sciences college in Texas can only lead to a wonderful experience and great connections. While we may not be together in person, we are just as excited to connect with you and celebrate your accomplishments!

Register for Top Scholar Day

If you have any questions or concerns about your participation in this event, please contact your Admission Counselor as soon as possible.


Top Scholar Day Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, March 6

All times listed are in CDT

10:00 am – Opening Social (optional)

10:15 am – Welcome and Introductions - President Laura E. Skandera Trombley and Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Tom Delahunt welcome you to the event and offer reflections on the Southwestern Experience

10:45 am – Paideia Experience - Engage with our faculty, current students, and other top scholars in an immersive, interactive academic experience highlighting Southwestern’s distinct approach to teaching & learning

11:45 am – Video & Snack Break - We’ll provide a link to a video to watch while you enjoy a snack!

12:15 pm – Split Session 1:

Students: MixerJoin your future classmates for some fun online games (there are prizes to be won!)

Parents: Student Life Panelstaff from various areas of Student Life are ready to answer your questions

1:15 pm - Split Session 2:

Students: Current Student PanelGet the “inside scoop” on life as a Southwestern Pirate. No question is off limits!

Parents: Alumni/Parent Panel - Some of our graduates as well as parents of current students provide their reflections on their experiences with Southwestern. This is your chance to get your questions answered- without your student around!

2:15 pm – Concluding Remarks & Important Next StepsYou don’t want to miss this session!