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Nov. 6, 2014
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO and BRANTFORD – Wilfrid Laurier University will open its doors for its annual fall open houses, Friday, Nov. 7 at the Waterloo campus and Friday, Nov. 14 at the Brantford campus. Both open houses will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“The sense of community and school spirit at Laurier is something we are truly proud of,” said Melissa Stephens, manager of marketing and communications in Recruitment and Admissions. “You see it in the students, staff and faculty who volunteer at our open houses and who take the time to talk with future students and their families and answer any questions they might have.”

The open houses will feature 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 at Laurier.

At Laurier’s 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 Experience fair begins 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 in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., which will include a concert starting at 9:30 a.m.

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 “University 101” 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 Wilkes House Gym, where students can explore the variety of support services, student clubs and athletics and recreation options that are available to them. Guests may 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 fall open houses and to register, visit View videos showcasing the student experience at Laurier.

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Melissa Stephens, Manager
Marketing & Communications    
Recruitment & Admissions
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.756.8228 x5551


Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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