CNM to Welcome Hundreds of High School Students to Main Campus for College Day

The annual event is returning to an in-person format and will feature interactive program demonstrations aimed at getting high school students excited about college
March 08, 2022

About 1,500 New Mexico high school students will get to experience college life first-hand this Friday, March 11, during CNM’s annual College Day event.

College Day is one of CNM’s largest recruitment events of the year, and although the name has changed over the years, organizers say the tradition can be traced all the way back to when the college was still known as TVI.

This year, there is an added level of excitement as it will be the first in-person College Day since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

“There is an energy that comes with these visitors, and it’s palpable across campus,” says Meredith Tucker from CNM’s Outreach and Recruitment Services department.

The event, which will take place at Main Campus, is expected to begin at 8 a.m. and will wrap up around 2 p.m. There will be students arriving from 30 different high schools in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas, including Los Lunas, Bernalillo, Cuba, and the East Mountains.

“It’s a really exciting day where we get to host high school students on campus and they get to explore everything CNM has to offer,” Meredith says.

College Day activities will include interactive demonstrations by faculty members representing many of CNM’s programs, as well as campus tours, games, and plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning.

In addition, information regarding admissions, financial aid, registration, and transfer opportunities will also be available.

“A lot of students might not know what their options are or don’t know about all the cool programs that we offer, so the goal of this event is really to get high school students excited about college and excited about CNM,” Meredith says.

Food trucks will be stationed around campus as part of the event and visitors will also be able to grab a snack at the Starbucks in the Marketplace@CNM building, which is also home to the CNM Bookstore.

“We’re gifting all of our student visitors with a coupon to the CNM Bookstore, so hopefully we’ll see a bunch of high school kids in some CNM apparel soon,” Meredith says.

Organizers say current CNM students are also welcome to take advantage of the information tables and College Day resources.

“We’re always happy to have current students be a part of this event,” says Meredith. “Come join us!”

Please note that portions of the SSC, PPD, and Central parking lots will be closed on Friday for activities relating to College Day.