Trent Press Release


March 8, 2002

Trent Expecting Record Number of Visitors
for Open House days March 12th and 13th

Trent University is preparing for a record number of visitors when the university welcomes prospective students during March Break Open House March 12th and 13th.

The Open House days, held annually during March Break, provide students considering Trent with a unique opportunity to visit the campus and explore while university classes are in session. Many students who tour the campus bring family members along as they talk with professors, meet current students and generally find out about life at Trent University. Events scheduled throughout the two-day Open House allow applicants to learn more about Trent's excellent academic programs, residences, financial aid and more.

"We are expecting up to 1500 visitors over the two-day period," said Susan Salusbury, Trent University's Registrar. "Faculty, staff, current students--everyone at the university gets involved in showing visitors that Trent is Canada's outstanding small university. This is our chance to shine!" Commenting on the number of visitors, she added, "We're anticipating record numbers at this year's Open House because of a 25% increase in student applications. And with first choice applications up 43%, we expect a lot more of those students to make a point of coming to Trent from all over the country."

2002 Open House Schedule of Events

-Welcome & Opening Remarks - 10 a.m. - Athletics Complex
(All guests will receive a welcome package)
-Information Forum - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Includes Academic Departments, Students Services, Clubs & Associations and Peterborough Organizations
-Lunch - 12-2 p.m.

Information Sessions
-Concurrent Education Program - 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
-Student Affairs - 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
(includes Financial Aid, Residence and Meal Plans, and Campus Life)
-Special Needs - 11:30 a.m.
-Nursing Program - 1:30 p.m.

Campus Tours
Student-Guided and Self-Guided tours will be available throughout both days. Tours include Residence and Dining facilities, Bata Library, Athletic Complex, Academic facilities and Student Space. Visitors are encouraged to tour both the Symons Campus and Trent's campus in downtown Peterborough. For the convenience of students and their families, shuttle bus service will be provided downtown and back. Special tours may be arranged for guests with mobility impairments.

More information about Trent's Open House is available to the public through the Liaison Office at 748-1332.

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