U of L opens doors to prospective students for Open House 2017

Students looking to get a sample of life at the University of Lethbridge, including a virtual look at the new Science and Academic Building, should attend the annual Open House on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Open House is the perfect opportunity for prospective students to get a real look at our campus and ask all the questions they have about their post-secondary futures,” says Natasha Buis Deering (BA ’02), director of enrolment services. “Every Faculty and School is represented and on-the-spot admission is available for qualified high school applicants, excluding competitive admission programs. As well, application stations will be set up for students wishing to apply to uLethbridge.”

Of the many activities designed for prospective students, including campus tours and sessions on living in residence, funding a university education, study abroad opportunities and campus life, a fascinating virtual reality tour of the Destination Project’s Science and Academic Building is available. To start the day, students can attend a Planning Your Way session at 9:30 a.m. to map out the best way to take advantage of Open House.

“In partnership with KPMP Architects, Stantec, PCL Construction Management Ltd. and local virtual reality business, VRKADE Inc., students will be able to walk the halls of the new Science and Academic Building and see the state-of-the-art lab facilities they’ll be working in once the building opens for classes in fall 2019,” says Buis Deering.

Other special offers for students attending Open House include the opportunity to win a $1,000 tuition credit as well as a guaranteed bed in residence.

“Qualified applicants who apply for Fall 2018 admission, or who have already applied, will be entered into a draw for one $1,000 tuition credit,” adds Buis Deering. “We also have an opportunity for new, incoming students to win one of 25 beds in residence.”

Current uLethbridge students will be on hand to meet with prospective students and each of the school’s five Faculties – Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Management – and the School of Graduate Studies will operate hubs for students to explore.

“We want students to get an authentic look at what the University of Lethbridge is all about,” says Buis Deering. “This is their chance to ask the questions and talk to the people who will help them make the most of their post-secondary experience.”

Those who want to attend Open House are encouraged to register, especially if they intend to pick up an offer of admission.