Now is the time of year when thousands of high school students are researching universities. Where will they attend come September? What will they study?
With twenty-one universities in Ontario and a large a variety of programs from which to choose, finding that ‘perfect’ university can be a daunting task.
This March, the University of Guelph opens its doors to high school students, inviting and welcoming several thousand of them and their families to campus for March Break Tours, and Campus Day.
Michelle Seaton, Assistant Manager of the Campus Visit Program at U of G, knows the value of offering prospective students the chance to explore the campus before finalizing their decision on where to study.
“We hear all the time that students ‘get a feeling’ or ‘know right away’ that Guelph was the place for them the moment they stepped foot on campus. When we ask our current students why they chose Guelph, the majority say that one of the biggest influencing factors was their visit to campus,” she said.
This year, March Break Tours will be held from March 13 – 17, offering visitors a guided 2-hour tour of campus, that includes residence buildings, lecture halls, labs, athletic facilities, the library, and many of the dining facilities available to students. These tours depart twice each day, at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Preregistering online is strongly encouraged.
For those wanting a deeper look into academics and the student resources available on campus, Campus Day, that takes place on March 26, is a must-attend event. Campus Day offers guests a full day of drop-in and guided tours of labs, studios, and academic facilities, along with academic and general information sessions ranging from living on campus, to financing your education. Students, staff and faculty will also be available to speak informally to visitors at the Student Services Fair and Academic Resource Fair portion of the event.
“Our goal through March Break Tours and our Campus Day open house is to showcase all that the University of Guelph has to offer, and give prospective students the opportunity to get to know us a little better, to get a feeling for what life would be like as a ‘Gryphon’,” said Seaton.
We hope to see you this March! Those interested in pre-registering for March Break Tours should visit admission.uoguelph.ca/tours. A full schedule and registration form for those planning to attend Campus Day is available at admission.uoguelph.ca/campusday.