YSU sets first Crash Day on June 18

Youngstown State University's first ever Crash Day will be June 18, 2012.Youngstown State University is inviting high school students and anyone interested in attending college to “crash” the campus at the first YSU Crash Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, June 18.

Students, as well as their friends and family members, will sit in on classes, tour the campus and participate in a variety of activities all aimed at learning more about YSU and the college experience.

In addition, participants can enter a drawing for three $1,500 scholarships for first-year students.

“We are planning a day filled with fun, food and a full agenda of events to introduce students to the many wonderful academic programs and state-of-the-art facilities that we have here at YSU,” said Jack Fahey, YSU vice president for Student Affairs.

“Students, their families and their friends will come away from Crash Day with a better understanding of the college experience and a better appreciation of Youngstown State and all we have to offer,” he added.

Participants will start the day in the WATTS center – YSU’s massive new indoor training facility that features a full-sized football field and track. YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson will be on hand for the opening, and students can get photos with the university’s popular mascot – Pete the Penguin.

Students will then have an opportunity to “Crash a Class” in one of the university’s six colleges, including business, education, fine and performing arts, liberal arts and social sciences, health and human services, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants will then get to take a look around the 145-acre campus and explore more offerings from each college, followed by lunch at your choice of four venues. The day concludes with an array of activities in the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center and in Kilcawley Center, including the drawing for the $1,500 scholarship winners.

Running throughout the day will also be tour buses to take Crash Day participants through Mill Creek Park and to various new venues and attractions in downtown Youngstown. A parent informational session is also planned in the day’s events.

All activities, including lunch, are free.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who may be interested in pursuing a college education to visit campus in an informal setting, get a taste of university life, meet students and faculty and see firsthand our beautiful campus and facilities,” Fahey said.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 330-941-3178 or visit crash.ysu.edu to register.