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March 28, 2001
CONTACT: Katie Maxwell, 312-2250
OSWEGO -- When about 2,000 visitors arrive on the SUNY Oswego campus April 9 for the 24th annual college-wide Open House, they will have more things to explore than ever before.
"It's improved," says Katie Maxwell, admissions counselor, who is coordinating the Open House. "We have a lot more open classes for students to sit in on. Faculty response has been wonderful."
WRVO is offering tours for the first time, she adds. Also, presentations on new first-year programs will debut.
This is the second year that high school juniors were targeted in mailings inviting them to the Open House. "We sent even more this year than last year," Maxwell says. She indicated the response rate has been good.
The event, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will also feature traditional activities like musical performances, art exhibitions and tours of the campus, academic buildings and Rice Creek Field Station. Information will be available about admissions, scholarships, financial aid and career opportunities.
"We are very happy with the faculty and staff support of both the regular Open House and the Transfer Open House on April 7," Maxwell says. The Transfer Open House will run from noon to 4 p.m.
This is the second year for the Transfer Open House. Last year's edition drew about 130 potential students. "We're thinking it will be bigger and better this year," Maxwell says.
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"So much of our Open House information is geared to first-year students," says Marilyn Seago of the Oswego Admissions Office, who coordinates the Transfer Open House with Gail Akin. "But 42 percent of our student body is comprised of transfer students. We felt it was important to do something special for them and address their specific needs."
The new full-time transfer coordinator, Cheris Charlebois, will be introduced to potential new students.
The Transfer Open House will include academic credit evaluation workshops, information about financial aid, which may be specific to transfer students and information about residence hall living. Many transfer students come from community colleges and have not lived away from home or in a residence hall.
For more information, call the Admissions Office, 312-2250.
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