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High school juniors invited to check out WMU

March 7, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Area high school juniors and their parents are invited to visit Western Michigan University's main campus from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 15, for "WMU Spotlight."

Designed exclusively for high school juniors, this annual open house is the University's largest on-campus recruiting event. Some 500 juniors and their parents are expected to attend this year.

The free event features current WMU students taking attendees on a guided tour of the main campus so they can get a feel for what life at the University is like. In addition, prospective students and their parents will have a chance to check out a typical residence hall as well as WMU's popular, well-equipped Student Recreation Center.

"This special open house allows high school students who are considering WMU to become more familiar with our campus, academic programs and services," says Gwen Thomas, assistant director of admissions and coordinator of the event.

"It's also helpful for students who already know about the wealth of program choices and support they'll have here, but haven't been our campus yet."

Walk-in registration and pre-registration check-in for the 2008 WMU Spotlight will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Free parking is available all day Saturday at all metered spaces on campus property.

Those wishing to register for WMU Spotlight in advance may do so online through Thursday, March 13, at www.wmich.edu/admissions/wmuspotlight or by phone though Friday, March 14, at (269) 387-2000. For more information, contact Gwen Thomas in the Office of Admissions at gwen.thomas@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2008.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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