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Area high school juniors invited to check out WMU

March 18, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Area high school juniors and their parents are invited to visit Western Michigan University's main campus Saturday, March 20, or Saturday, April 10, for the sixth annual "WMU Spotlight."

Designed exclusively for high school juniors, this free event is the University's largest on-campus recruiting event. Some 800 juniors and their parents are expected to attend one of the two open houses that have been scheduled this year.

Registrations are strongly encouraged for the open houses, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon both days. Activities will begin on the second floor of the Bernhard Center with pre-registration check-in as well as walk-in registration.

At 9 a.m., WMU President John M. Dunn will join other speakers to welcome attendees and kick off each day's activities.

WMU Spotlight features current WMU students taking prospective students and their parents on a guided tour of the main campus so they can get a feel for what life at the University is like. In addition, attendees have a chance to check out the popular Student Recreation Center, visit a typical residence hall and have lunch in a dining hall.

"This program is designed to give the students a glimpse of campus life," says Gwen Thomas, assistant director of admissions and coordinator of the event. "By attending, students and their parents will have a chance to become more familiar with WMU, including the wealth of academic choices and supportive resources and services we offer here."

Registration and parking

To accommodate guests on campus for WMU Spotlight, parking will be free all day March 20 and April 10 at all metered spaces on campus.

Visit wmich.edu/admissions/wmuspotlight to register for either day's open house. For more information, contact Gwen Thomas in the Office of Admissions at gwen.thomas@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2008.

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

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