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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO and BRANTFORD – Wilfrid Laurier University will open its doors for its annual March Break open houses, Wednesday, March 18 at Laurier’s Brantford campus and Friday, March 20 at Laurier’s 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.

“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. “Our Open House is a great way for students to experience this sense of community and our academic excellence, and get a feel for our campuses.”

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 Wilkes House Gym, where students can explore the variety of support services, student clubs and athletics and recreation options 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.

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 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. A student concert and program overview will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall.

Both campus open houses will feature “Tweet Your Match” where students will receive a badge with a number, and are encouraged to find another student who has a badge with a matching number. After tweeting a photo of the matching badges to #Laurier2019 with their partner's @name, they will be entered to win prizes.

For more information about Laurier’s March Break open houses and to register, visit chooselaurier.ca/openhouse.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

T: 519.756.8228 x5551

E: mstephens@wlu.ca

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca

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