WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, March 10, 2011) - High school students, their parents and friends can find out about campus life when the University of Waterloo holds its annual March break open house next week.

The open house will take place as the decision on where to attend university in the fall looms over high school students across the province. At Waterloo, prospective students will participate in information sessions and activities related to undergraduate studies.

"This campus-wide event gives applicants, parents and school personnel the opportunity to participate in activities that will increase their interest in and level of commitment to the University of Waterloo," said Kim McKee, manager of the visitors centre. "We also hope that this day will increase the number of applicants who confirm their offers of admission to Waterloo after they gain a more detailed understanding of university life at Waterloo."

The open house will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Throughout the day, visitors will take tours of Waterloo's main campus and affiliated university colleges, as well as campus residences. The 45-minute campus tours will start from the Student Life Centre (SLC).

Future students and their parents can also attend in-depth information sessions relating to co-operative education, residence life and financing their education. Information booths focused on academics, housing services and athletics will be set up in the SLC and open all day.

For a more detailed perspective on academic opportunities available at Waterloo, prospective students are encouraged to attend academic presentations focused on individual faculties.

An open house will also be held at the Waterloo's school of architecture in Cambridge, located approximately 30 kilometres southeast of the main campus, as well as at the school of pharmacy in Kitchener, located 15 minutes from campus.

For further information about the March break open house, visit www.findoutmore.uwaterloo.ca/visitus/mboh.php.

About Waterloo

The University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, is one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities. Waterloo is home to 30,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who are dedicated to making the future better and brighter. Waterloo, known for the largest post-secondary co-operative education program in the world, supports enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery.For more information about Waterloo, visit www.uwaterloo.ca.


Kim McKee, manager, Waterloo visitors centre, 519-888-4567 ext. 35732 or 519-589-2378

Nancy Heide, associate director, marketing and undergraduate recruitment, 519-888-4567 ext. 35447

John Morris, Waterloo media relations, 519-888-4435 or john.morris@uwaterloo.ca

Waterloo release no. 11

Read more

Waterloo News


Contact media relations to learn more about this or other stories.