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Posted November 3, 2009
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Future students and parents to visit University of Waterloo's open house

WATERLOO - An all-day event at the University of Waterloo on Saturday (Nov. 7) will offer an in-depth look at the university and campus life for prospective students and their families.

Close to 4,000 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. The event is held as students are making up their minds about which universities best suit their needs.

"Visiting the University of Waterloo campus is the best way for people to see for themselves what Waterloo has to offer," said Kim McKee, manager of the visitors centre. "The day showcases the university's academic strengths, world-leading co-op program, student life and leadership opportunities. 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. More detailed academic presentations will be offered by the various faculties.

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

The day includes residence tours and visits to the colleges. The future students are invited to eat in the the SCL's food services outlets and browse in the bookstore and the University of Waterloo shop. Free parking is offered all day in half a dozen main 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 2010.

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

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