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Posted November 3, 2011

Open House

University of Waterloo's fall open house invites students and parents

WATERLOO - Thousands of prospective university students and their families can learn about campus life at the University of Waterloo during an all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Close to 5,000 visitors are expected at the University of Waterloo's fall open house - mostly on the main campus, with some at Waterloo's school of architecture in Cambridge and school of pharmacy in Kitchener.

Waterloo's open house event is held as students are making up their minds about which universities best suit their needs.

"The day showcases the University of Waterloo's academic strengths, world-leading co-op program, student life and leadership opportunities," said Kim McKee, manager of Waterloo's visitors centre. "This on-campus event gives future students and their families the opportunity to participate in activities that will increase their interest and level of commitment to Waterloo. Visitors can take a walking tour of the campus and speak with our student ambassadors about their personal Waterloo community experience."

The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with tours starting from the Student Life Centre (SLC).

Information booths will be open all day long. As well, Waterloo's six faculties will offer more detailed academic presentations.

Parents can stop by the parents' lounge in the SLC for tips on how they can help their children with the process of applying to universities.

The day also includes residence tours and visits to Conrad Grebel University College, Renison University College, St. Jerome's University and St. Paul's University College. The four institutions are located on Waterloo's campus.

The future students are invited to eat in the SCL's food services outlets and browse in the University of Waterloo bookstore and shop. Free parking is offered all day in half a dozen campus lots.

Students who favour the University of Waterloo and decide to apply will be encouraged to attend the March break open house, an event aimed at those who have applied for admission in September 2012.

For further details on this week's open house, visit here.

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