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CONTACT: Katie Maxwell, 312-2250
March 19, 2003
OSWEGO -- The expected 2,000 visitors to SUNY Oswego's 26th annual Open House on Monday, April 7, will have an opportunity to explore the lakeside campus and the attractions that make it special, said admissions counselor Katie Maxwell, who coordinates the program.
"There is no other day we offer such a sampling of the Oswego experience, from open classes to department tours to sessions answering their questions on campus life," Maxwell said. "Prospective students and their parents can find all they need in one day."
Potential experiences can include sitting in on a vertebrate zoology laboratory session at Rice Creek Field Station, seeing and discussing research in the physics department's low-temperature laboratory or visiting the campus broadcast facilities as well as National Public Radio affiliate WRVO.
Attendees can also explore the technology department, find out more about the First-Year Residential Experience that will return to renovated Johnson Hall, talk to the dean of Oswego's School of Business, take a self-guided or guided tour of the campus art facilities and have portfolios reviewed, check out Penfield Library, or attend a special panel about residence life, housing and dining on campus.
A campuswide effort will make it possible for members of the class of 2007, and their parents, to discover Oswego's offerings, Maxwell said. "So many departments are very generous with their time, whether offering tours or allowing visitors to attend classes," she said. "I think their cooperation really makes for better visits and allow those who are still making up their mind to find out more about what interests them in Oswego."
One popular part of the annual activities are the guided bus tours that run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Open House. "We drop visitors off and pick them up anywhere along the route," Maxwell explained.
She said the Open House schedule encourages attendees to spend time pursuing their own customized interests.
"Every year, the families tell us they appreciate having the ability to chart their own course during Open House," she said. "Especially if they have not yet made their decision on a college, they may come to check out specific things that can make the difference."
For more information about Open House or other admissions programs at SUNY Oswego, call 312-2250.
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