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Austin Peay State University’s AP Day allows High Schoolers to experience campus life on October 6th

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Lynzie Averitt started looking at colleges last fall, she thought she’d end up at the University of Tennessee at Martin. But then, in October of 2017, the Houston County High School senior decided to visit Austin Peay State University for AP Day.

“That made the decision for me,” Averitt said. “I came to AP Day, and that’s the day I decided to come to Austin Peay. I just loved the atmosphere and all the stuff the University offered. For me, the major deciding factor was AP Day.”

Current and prospective Austin Peay State University students meet and mingle during AP Day.
Current and prospective Austin Peay State University students meet and mingle during AP Day.

On October 6th, 2018 the University will welcome another batch of high school seniors to campus for its fall AP Day, allowing them to experience first-hand the excitement of “Being a Gov!”

The event serves as an open house that allows guests to tour the campus and meet with professors and current APSU students.

Prospective students and their parents will meet with staff from the Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing/Residence Life, and Student Life and Leadership offices. Students and guests will also hear from APSU administrators, the Student Government Association president and other campus leaders and students.

Application fees will be waived for students who apply for admission while attending AP Day on October 6th.

The day begins at 11:00am in the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. Signs will direct guests to the center. Official AP Day activities end at 3:30pm, but guests can stick around for a tailgate party and free admission to the 6:00pm football game against Tennessee State University at Fortera Stadium. Students wishing to attend that day’s football game for free need to request ticket vouchers when they sign up online for AP Day.

For Averitt, the day allowed her to meet new friends and talk over concerns she had about commuting to campus. A year later, she’s now an APSU freshman with no regrets about choosing Austin Peay over UT Martin.

“I love it here,” she said. “I love how the classes are small.”

Austin Peay State University will also host another AP Day on November 3rd.

To sign up for either AP Day, go to www.apsu.edu/APday

For more information about either AP Day, contact the Admissions Office by telephone at 800.844.APSU or 931.221.7661 or email


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