Open house scheduled for prospective students
March 8, 2004
KALAMAZOO--An open house at which high school students can do everything from attending a presentation about their intended major to visiting a residence hall is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Western Michigan University's main campus in Kalamazoo.
About 800 high school juniors and previously admitted seniors and their parents are expected to register for WMU Preview, the University's largest on-campus recruiting event.
"This special open house allows high school students who are considering WMU to take a look at our campus, academic programs and services," says Alicia Kornowa, assistant director of admissions and coordinator of the event.
"It's also helpful for seniors who have already applied and been admitted, but want to visit the campus before finalizing their college choice or familiarize themselves with WMU before attending summer orientation."
Event participants will be able to talk with key members of the faculty and staff as well as tour the campus and visit residence halls, the Student Recreation Center and other facilities.
Representatives from each of the University's seven academic colleges will be on hand to provide information about the programs and classroom experiences students can expect at WMU. In addition, non-academic staff members will be providing information on topics such as financial aid, academic support programs, admissions, athletics, student life, study abroad and Army ROTC.
Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Informational sessions will start at 9 a.m., and the day will wrap up by 3 p.m.
"The format allows students and their parents to actually visit the facilities that house the programs they're interested in and talk with current students and faculty members," Kornowa says. "They can plan their day to experience as much as they want."
Besides participating in WMU Preview, prospective students may tour the WMU campus at regularly scheduled times Monday through Saturday and attend a fall on-site admissions program where they can quickly learn whether they qualify for admission to the University.
For more information about WMU Preview 2004 or to register for the event, visit <www.wmich.edu/admissions/wmupreview> or call the Office of Admissions and Orientation at (269) 387-2000.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org