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Prospective YSU students visit Youngstown for Crash Night

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown State University is reaching out to potential students with a new program that includes an overnight stay in a dorm.

It's part of a recruitment effort to help applicants experience the classroom and college life before making a choice.
Prospective Youngstown State University students from near and far are diving in to see what it would be like to live on campus by day and night.

"I think it's a good experience because you get to see the dorms, the classes, meet the teachers and feel like you're going to college for the day before you actually go," said Champion resident Travina Phillips. 

YSU's marketing department asked potential students what they wanted. They replied a chance to sit in on classes and spend the night.  

Last year, the university started Crash Day to experience courses. This year, they added Crash Night to show more of the downtown and an overnight stay in a dorm.

"We really wanted to showcase students ... what it's like to be a YSU student in a city and some of our greatest experiences are here in the city. We have great businesses downtown, internship opportunities and places they can really study their programs," said YSU Crash DAy co-chair Tysa Egleton. 

After classes during the day Monday, fewer than 100 students visited several locations in the evening including the OH WOW Children's Center, the Youngstown Business Incubator and 21 WFMJ.

"There were two other schools in my mind but this set me on the right track to coming to YSU 100 percent," said Solon resident Shaquille Morehouse

"It's like a 75 percent chance. I'm very picky about it but it's a good chance that I will,"
said Phillips.

"I kind of wanted to go here but after I've seen everything and toured around, I made my decision that I want to come here," said Niles resident Daniel Dennison. 

An organizer says the group was split between locals and out of towners from across Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Indiana.



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