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Events

Explore Alma Dinner Series

Seriously considering Alma? You and your guests are invited to join faculty, students and alumni for a complementary dinner in your area. Learn all about the Alma experience, including the interesting careers that our graduates have pursued — and the support they received along the way! Explore a list of locations and dates.

Fall Open House

Learn what makes the Alma experience so unique! Hear from our faculty, staff, and students while getting your questions answered. You’ll enjoy an in depth look at some of our academic, athletic, and student life experiences. 

Check back for the fall 2022 date

P Global Dinner

You’re invited to attend our Posey Global Leadership Dinner. This event will showcase Alma College students who have taken advantage of our Posey Global (also known as P Global) Scholarship, which funds student internships, research, and international travel. Read about some of the recent amazing experiences our fellows have had.

Check back for the fall 2022 date

STEM Open House 

Investigate, analyze and explore! At this open house, you’ll learn about opportunities to study and gain real world experience in STEM. Hear from alumni in the field, tour campus and labs, and meet faculty and students in STEM subjects like psychology, physics, engineering, nursing, environmental studies, math, computer science, biology, chemistry and integrative health studies. You can also take advantage of on-site admissions at this event.

Check back for the fall 2022 date

Junior Day 

As a high school junior, you and your family or supporters are invited to visit Alma College! You’ll learn about:

  • majors, minors and concentrations
  • student life at Alma
  • performing arts, athletics, student organizations and more
  • the importance of community engagement
  • the admissions and financial aid process
  • …and ALL the ways you will learn, both in and outside of the classroom!

You will also enjoy lunch and a tour of campus. We can’t wait to meet you!

Check back for the spring 2023 date

Dive Deeper

Model UN Day

Develop your leadership and teamwork skills while exploring international issues. While on campus, you will also have the chance to hear from the director and current students of the Model United Nations team and share in conversation about their experiences with the Model UN program. Space is limited.

Check back for 2023 date

Arts at Alma 

Join our performing and fine arts staff and enjoy a day filled with workshops, a question and answer panel, an admissions overview, auditions (optional), and a campus tour. 

Alma College awards Scottish Arts Scholarships to students with a demonstrated high level of skills in highland dancing, drumming, fiddling or piping. Read about auditions and performing arts scholarships.

Check back for winter 2023 dates

For Admitted Students

Parent and Supporter Informational Session

No question is off limits! This panel is the perfect opportunity to learn all about Alma from faculty, staff, and campus partners.

To help you prepare for your student’s next chapter, we have found the following topics to be of particular interest and they will be covered over the course of the May and June sessions. 

  • Course registration: what to expect and how to support your student
  • Academic support and time management
  • Preparing to live on campus
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Timeline and next steps for financial aid and preparing to pay your bill

To participate in a session, please follow the link below at the time of the event.

Tuesday, May 24 - Zoom session
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89636371032?pwd=d3Z3bEdYVjFZUVBGYkc5VmNnTzZDZz09
Zoom meeting ID: 896 3637 1032
Passcode: 471015

Wednesday, June 22 - Zoom session
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82713523251?pwd=Qzd6RGJTbEdhTXNobWZaRGxmTTk0Zz09
Zoom meeting ID: 827 1352 3251
Passcode: 419625

If you would like to receive a text reminder the day of the event or if you have a particular question you would like to ask the panel please submit the Informational Session form.

View recordings of past panels.

Scholars Summit

This interview competition enables invited students to qualify for an additional scholarship of up to $4,000. You will participate in interviews and meet faculty and other students. Scholars Summit is by invitation only; if you have questions, please contact your admissions representative

Check back for fall 2022 dates

Tartan Day

If you’re an admitted student looking to decide if Alma is the perfect fit, we designed Tartan Day with you in mind. At Tartan Day, you can:

  • Explore student organizations and campus resources
  • Interact with current students
  • Connect with professors from various academic departments
  • Have your financial aid questions answered
  • Take a second look around campus

If you have already committed to Alma, you will be entered to win one of these great prizes:

  • $250 book voucher
  • $250 in Munch Money (can be used at various locations on and off campus)
  • Residence hall furnishings (futon, bedding, mini refrigerator, and television)

Check back for the 2022-2023 dates

For Committed Students

Becoming a Scot Day

Congratulations on making your commitment and deposit to Alma College! First year Scots will get set up for a successful first semester at Alma. You will meet with faculty to discuss your program of interest, meet other first-year students, get your student ID, and more to help your first days at Alma be as smooth as possible. Learn more. 

For Graduate Students

MFA in Creative Writing
The Alma College Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to enter an artistic community within Alma College. Learn more about the program and upcoming events.
MS in Communication and Information Technology

The Master of Science degree in Communication and Information Technology at Alma College will provide you the opportunity to be on the forefront of cybersecurity, find new ways to set up networks, utilize the cloud, and be a trusted source for IT insights. Learn more about the program and upcoming events.  

For Transfer Students

Transfer Virtual Helpdesk 

Need quick answers about transferring to Alma? Stop into our virtual helpdesk during designated days and times to speak with an admissions counselor. There may be other students in the meeting, but that’s a great way to begin making connections and get answers to questions you may not have even thought about yet. If you’d prefer a private appointment, email transfer@alma.edu and we will follow up with you personally.

Visit the virtual helpdesk for:

  • General information about transferring your credits to Alma
  • Campus visit information
  • Info about our Transition Assistance Program and mentor partnering
  • Support navigating the Alma portals
Use the links below to sign into the Transfer Virtual Helpdesk, which takes place over Zoom.
Monday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88668464897
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84011066557

Wednesday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88668464897
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84011066557

Transfer Information Session

During this virtual session, you will learn about the admissions process, transferring your credits to Alma, transfer scholarships, financial aid, and much more. These sessions are available on a variety of dates.

Check back for the 2022-2023 dates

*Students interested in participating in the performing arts are able to schedule an audition on this day. Performance Scholarships are available to talented students in art, dance, music (both vocal and instrumental), theatre and Scottish Arts. To schedule your audition, please select your interest in auditioning for a performing arts scholarship when you fill out the registration form.