BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More than a thousand high school seniors packed the Southern University mini-dome for the school's high school day.
Seniors and their families listened closely to enrollment information. Students had a chance to discuss their future major with those in the department. Several Greek organizations performed with a DJ entertaining the crowd by playing music.
This event is part of an effort to increase enrollment as the school. School officials said last year the school held its biggest freshman class in years. Dean of Students, Marcus Coleman, said the school wants to keep that momentum going.
"Anytime you can get prospective students to see the campus is great," said Coleman. "It always helps to increase your chances of enrollment."
One family among the many to make the day a family occasion were The Johnsons. They brought their son, Avery Johnson, to check things out. He is planning on attending Southern next year, which does not leave the family too far apart.
"We are originally from the New Orleans area and we just want to keep him close," said Alvin Johnson.
Seniors also tailgated before Southern's last home game against Mississippi Valley State University.