Families Get Up Close & Personal with Belmont Abbey College — Abbey Prepares Students, Families for Unique College ‘Experience’

October 07, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
BELMONT, NC —- Belmont Abbey College will host its fall Abbey Experience on October 15, 2005, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Haid Theatre at Belmont Abbey College.

Abbey Experience provides students from across the country the unique opportunity to visit the Catholic, liberal arts College and meet with a wide array of individuals who are dedicated to enriching the experiences of the Abbey’s student body. The “open house” sessions allow students and their families a chance to sit in on classes, meet with students and professors, ask questions about admission requirements and financial aid, and have one-on-one sessions with the Abbey’s President, Dr. William Thierfelder and its academic dean, Dr. Dean de la Motte.

“A campus visit is the number one way to determine whether a student will develop a connection with a particular college or university,” says Michelle Lynch, director of Admissions at Belmont Abbey College. “What makes a student’s visit to the Abbey so special is the fact that our Abbey Experience gives them a unique and detailed picture of what Belmont Abbey College is all about. So many of our campus community become personally involved in spending time with these students and their families, they basically find themselves being introduced to our Abbey Family,” says Lynch.

Abbey Experience also gives families a chance to learn more about the College’s Benedictine heritage and meet members of the monastic community, including Abbot Placid Solari, O.S.B.

The College hosts Abbey Experience both in the fall and spring semesters.

To register for Abbey Experience or for more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at Belmont Abbey College at 704.825.6665 or via email at admissions@bac.edu.

Ranked one of the best comprehensive colleges in the Southeast by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Belmont Abbey College celebrates excellence and virtue steeped in its 129-year Catholic Benedictine heritage. The liberal arts College is home to students from over 34 states and 26 countries and welcomes everyone from any background or tradition committed to this vision of excellence and virtue. The campus consists of the College, the Monastery and the Abbey Basilica, which can be found on its sprawling 650 acres of picturesque landscape.

Just minutes from Charlotte, NC, the nation’s second largest banking center, Belmont Abbey College offers students numerous internship opportunities and career placement.

The College believes in development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. By offering a wide array of clubs and activities including Division II athletics, theatre, publications, and study abroad, Belmont Abbey College invests in the personal growth of its students.

Founded in 1876, the College celebrates its heritage and is inspired by the Benedictine monastic tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the College and Abbey Basilica greet thousands of visitors each year.