University welcomes prospective students to Open House 2019

The University of Lethbridge is throwing its doors open Saturday, giving potential students the opportunity to see all the U of L has to offer as they look to realize their academic dreams.

Open House 2019 takes place Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and boasts everything from campus tours to booth fairs, a peek at both a philosophy conference and a research symposium, multiple draws and prizes, a look at residence life, the new Science Commons and much, much more.

“We are so excited to welcome everyone to campus on Saturday,” says Natasha Buis Deering, director, Enrolment Services. “Our program of events has been designed to help prospective students map out their future goals, whether they are coming to uLethbridge fresh out of high school or checking out our graduate programming.”

Students are welcome to attend a session of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association Conference to get a taste of an academic conference, while those interested in the fine arts can check out the Crossing Boundaries Symposium and exhibition where displays, installations, demonstrations and performances present a look at some of the amazing work done by students on campus.

The U of L Library will be hosting a technology petting zoo, allowing students to interact with technologies available to all U of L students. There’s also the Agility Innovation Zone, a new technology area in Science Commons where students get access to equipment they can utilize in their studies, hobbies or future business ventures.

In addition to a draw for $1,000 in tuition credit, the chance to win one of 25 guaranteed beds in residence and on-the-spot admission, a new Legacy Draw (sponsored by the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association) for up to $500 in textbooks from the uLethbridge Bookstore will be held for students with a parent who is a U of L alum.

“More than anything, this is the chance for people to come and ask questions, as many questions as they can think of, to get a real sense of what it will be like to be a uLethbridge student,” says Buis Deering. “We have so much to offer here and we can’t wait to show it off.”

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