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Saint Xavier's campus event a success

Record number of students attend

Chicago (Feb. 23, 2007) – Saint Xavier University’s recent Presidents’ Day campus visit for prospective students attracted the biggest crowd ever, with a total of 600 visitors coming to the campus, located in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood.

“Parents and students seemed genuinely interested in all the speakers. The students especially enjoyed the fun fair and visiting with representatives from the student activities and organizations,” said Beth Gierach, assistant provost of admission at Saint Xavier University. “More families than ever took advantage of the campus tours following the event.”

Prospective freshmen and their families were invited to take campus tours and meet with faculty and representatives from the offices of admission, financial aid and campus life, as well as student leaders from campus organizations at the Feb. 19 event.

“The Presidents’ Day event hosted by the Office of Admission was a great success thanks to the dedication of SXU students, alumni, faculty and staff. More prospective freshmen than ever visited our campus for an admission event, and we’re confident that all 600 guests had a quality visit to Saint Xavier,” Gierach said.

For more information about Saint Xavier, please contact the Office of Admission at (773) 298-3050 or visit www.sxu.edu/admission.


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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