Above: Anna Buford, Reflections Team member, registers students – with a little help from the Bulldog mascot – during Bulldog Day 2015 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus.

High school seniors have the opportunity to experience college life a little early by participating in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s 2016 Bulldog Day on Wednesday, October 26. The annual event, geared toward providing an inside look at college for high school seniors and their parents, will be offered at the Jackson County, Jefferson Davis and Perkinston campuses.

“Last year, more than 2,100 prospective students joined us for Bulldog Day, and we hope even more attend this year,” said Dr. Carmen Walters, executive vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Success. “It is exciting to have so many prospective students and their parents on our campuses to see all that Gulf Coast has to offer.”

During the event, students will experience a peer-guided tour highlighting important campus offices, such as Financial Aid and Admission, the Student Center, campus bookstore, and library. They will also visit with members of student organizations, as well as learn about applying for admission, available scholarships, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and preparing for college.

The day will include entertainment, lunch (at the Jefferson Davis and Jackson County campuses only) and free Bulldog Day T-shirts. There will also be a scholarship drawing.

Bulldog Sessions

Jackson County Campus Bulldog Day Session

  • Check in: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in Fine Arts Building Lobby
  • Event runs 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Jefferson Davis Campus Bulldog Day Session

  • Check in: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in front of Fine Arts auditorium
  • Event runs 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Perkinston Campus Bulldog Day Sessions

Session 1

  • Check in: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Wentzell Weathers Gymnasium (cap of 600 students)
  • Event runs 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2

  • Check in: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wentzell Weathers Gymnasium (no cap)
  • Event runs 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call (228) 896-2536 or email recruiting@mgccc.edu.

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