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virtual open house image of students popping out from laptop computerThe University of Windsor will host an online open house for prospective students and their families Saturday, March 6.

University to throw virtual doors open Saturday

A cast of hundreds has helped to create a welcome for visitors during the UWindsor Virtual Spring Open House on Saturday, March 6.

The event invites prospective students and their guests to learn about academic programs, student services, clubs and associations through live, pre-recorded, and panel discussions. Preparations have involved faculty, students and staff from across the institution, says Chris Busch, associate vice-president for enrolment management.

“Our wonderful professors are on hand to provide the expert perspective on courses and programs of study,” he says. “And we have student ambassadors to provide virtual tours of the campus and share their own UWindsor experiences.”

The efforts of campus recruitment partners include staffing booths in an online information fair, providing support for the technical infrastructure, and — new this year — assisting individuals with accepting their offers of admission.

“It really takes a large team to pull together and make open house a success,” says Dr. Busch. “It comes at a crucial stage in the recruitment cycle, as we work to convert applicants into registered students.”

Saturday guests will also have opportunities to win prizes, including a draw for free fall tuition.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find more details and a link to register at uwindsor.ca/openhouse.