Louisiana Tech will welcome prospective students and their families Saturday, Sept. 20, when the university hosts Time Out for Tech.

The event, which will begin with check-in from 12:20-1 p.m., costs $10 (nonrefundable) per person. That charge includes dinner and admission to the football game against Southeastern Louisiana University.

Tours of the campus will be available, and visitors can meet with faculty members in academic departments. Topics of interest sessions will include financial aid, residential life and student life.

Time Out for Tech is open to all high school students, college transfer students and their families. Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 12. The next Time out for Tech will be held Oct. 18.

Tech admissions officials urge prospective students to take advantage of this opportunity to become better acquainted with the university and its programs. They request that those planning to attend call to notify the Admissions Office or register on the Web.

The number to call for registration or more information is 1-800-LATECH1 (257-3036 in the Ruston area). Interested people can also send e-mail to timeoutfortech@latech.edu. Registration can also be done on the Web at www.latech.edu/time-out-for-tech.

Auditions for music-related activities will also be available that afternoon. Anyone interested in those should contact the Band Office at (318) 257-4233 for more information.

Written by Judith Roberts