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March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will open its doors for its annual March Break open houses, Tuesday, March 15 at the Brantford campus and Wednesday, March 16 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.

“We are very proud of our sense of community and school spirit at Laurier,” 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 “Transition to University” sessions running at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.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 also find out about Brantford campus residence life during information sessions from 10 -11 a.m. and noon – 1 p.m. in RCW 203.

Academic information sessions run at various times and locations between 9 a.m. and 2 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 10 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.

Guided campus tours will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and academic information sessions run at various times and locations between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Information fairs for the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Music, and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics will take place between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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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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