Their classes may not start until fall or later, but for many prospective students the Oswego experience begins with the spring Open House.
The college Admissions Office expects some 400 potential freshmen and transfers to visit campus with their families for the 31st annual event April 7. The open classes, special presentations and tours are a great introduction or reinforcement for prospects, said coordinator Katie Loiacono Maxwell '97, M '02.
The open house visit to campus is also key in making that final decision about college, which several high schoolers will be pondering when they come to Oswego this spring. The open house will be about one month from the deposit deadline for incoming students.
“It’s just so important to validate what you’re thinking in your mind,” Maxwell said, referring to the significance of the spring open house. “I think it’s still a pretty good indicator of where you want to be.”
Professors will open more than 50 morning and afternoon classes to visitors with some offering special presentations throughout the day. Walking and bus tours will also be available.
This year’s Open House will also make use of the recently completed Campus Center, where a number of student clubs and organizations will set up information tables in the arena. In the past, organizers had to limit the number of clubs participating due to tighter space at Hewitt Union.
“It’s exciting that not only will we have more (clubs), but that we’ll be able to have them in one convenient location,” Maxwell said of using the Campus Center.
The Admissions Office also hosts Open House programs in October and November. Each event draws about 1,200 total visitors.
— Shane M. Liebler
Saratoga high school seniors Kelli Ariel '10, left, and Nikki Ghobrial '11 walk with a tour group leaving Tyler Hall in April 2007.
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