Recruiting events are an opportunity for prospective LSU students to have a chance to check out the campus before deciding to enroll, and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, LSU Admissions has had to change its style of events quickly.
"People were reluctant to attend in-person events, so we have had a lot more virtual events over the last ten months," says Dr. Josh Grimm, Interim Dean for Manship School of Mass Communication.
More virtual events were put in place for students to attend, making it more difficult for them to see the campus in person.
Dr. Josh Grimm says these virtual events had a huge turnout.
"We found that they were incredibly well attended, and the students who attended had a lot more outlet to asking questions."
In-person events such as the Eye of the Tiger program are still being held and have even had a significant turnout of prospective students.
Organizations and senior colleges like LSU Campus Life, the Manship School of Mass Communication and the College of Human Sciences and Education have also helped students navigate their admissions to LSU.
Socially distanced tours, mock lectures and organization fairs have also been incorporated for students and parents who want to see LSU in person.
"Our numbers are up, enrollments and applicants and applicants were up compared to this point last year," Dr. Grimm said.
LSU Admissions and Enrollment Management is dedicated to providing adequate tours and opportunities for students to see LSU and will continue to appropriately adapt its strategies as the semester continues.