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Prospective students invited to experience Laurier at campus open houses
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Mar 4/13| For Immediate Release
Karli Imhoff Malcher, Welcome Centre Coordinator
Catherine O’Brien, Welcome Centre Coordinator
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will open its doors for its annual March Break open houses, Wednesday, March 13 at the Brantford campus and Friday, March 15 at the Waterloo campus. Both open houses take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The open houses will feature guided campus and residence tours, information fairs and many opportunities to learn about academic programs, admissions, financial aid and student life. Laurier faculty, staff and students will also be on hand to answer questions.
“Choosing a university is a big decision, one that can be made a little easier by experiencing a university first hand,” said Holly Cox, director of Recruitment and Admissions. “Our March Break open houses are a wonderful opportunity for applicants to speak directly with faculty, staff and current students to have all of their questions answered. It’s a great experience for students and their families to learn more about life at Laurier.”
At the Waterloo campus, students and their families are invited to start their day at the headquarters booth in the Fred Nichols Campus Centre, where they can meet Recruitment staff, get directions and ask questions. The Student Life and Student Services fairs begin at 9:30 a.m. in the same location. Students can learn about the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, campus clubs, getting involved on campus, first year success factors and the admissions process.
There will be an Arts and Science information fair in the Science Building courtyard and a Business and Economics information fair in the KPMG Atrium in the Schlegel Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students can experience Laurier's music program at the Faculty of Music open house. A free concert will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall.
At Laurier’s Brantford campus, students and parents are invited to start the day in the Carnegie Building or the Research and Academic Centre (RAC) West Wing, where campus tours will begin at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day until 3 p.m. There will also be hourly “Transition to University” sessions starting at 9 a.m. The goal of these sessions is to answer questions about Laurier and university life, provide resources and offer helpful tips.
An information fair will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the RAC Courtyard, where students can explore the variety of support services, student clubs and athletics and recreation options that are available to them. Guests may also tour the Brantford campus residence buildings at their leisure between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
For more information about Laurier’s March Break open houses and to register, visit www.chooselaurier.ca/openhouse.