Fall Open House: Learn what’s new in admissions

Kristin Corrall helping someone at FOHWhether you’re a recent Waterloo grad with a younger sibling or you have university-bound children of your own, you can learn what’s new in admissions during Fall Open House on Saturday, November 2nd.

In October 2009, I had narrowed my choice of universities down to 2 and decided to attend both universities’ fall open houses to help me decide. I expected to spend a few hours on each campus, gathering bits of information, and then studying it at home.

fall open house guideTo my surprise, Waterloo turned out to be one of those places you visit and never want to leave. It had such an inclusive atmosphere and beautiful campus. What impressed me most about the open house at Waterloo was how useful and condensed the information was. I visited the Arts program booth and came away knowing that I wanted to study the Arts and Business co-op program.

In visiting another university, I found that no one seemed to be able to give me quite as clear an explanation of programs, and I left more confused than when I arrived.

fall open hosueWaterloo’s campus tour guides were able to help me envision sitting in the actual lecture halls, learning useful information, while also sprinkling interesting trivia about campus into the mix. The other university had very engaging tours, however they weren’t able to achieve the same sense of inclusion as Waterloo, and had too much of a focus on athletics and residences.

I ultimately found Waterloo to be an easy choice, and one of the main factors in my decision was that I spent all day at Waterloo.

If you live in the Toronto area, you’re also invited to a presentation for alumni about navigating the admissions process. Held at the Flato Markham Theatre, the free session starts on 4:30 pm on November 26th.

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