This gets bigger every year - at Algoma University (photo)Monday, March 11, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
March Break Open House showcases university
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (March 11, 2013) - Algoma University is busier than usual today, as an influx of high school and college applicants visits the campus to get a taste of what the university has to offer.
The annual "Explore Algoma U" March Open House has hosted an increasing number of students each year since 2010, but this year's event is bigger than ever, with over 125 guests attending from throughout the province, some as far as St. Catharines and others as close as Espanola.
One hundred and four guests arrived on coach buses.
There were also local hopefuls expected to be in attendance, as well.
Each year the "Explore Algoma U" event, held in November and March, increases in numbers.
Last November, the university saw over 250 guests attend the event, some venturing from as far as Dryden in Northwestern Ontario.
Due to popular demand, the university has had to institute a waiting list for the event.
The popularity comes in part from the success of the university's new recruiting campaign, which promotes the benefits of attending a smaller university.
The "Small University. Big Education" campaign teaches prospective students about the benefits of student and professor interactions, small class sizes, and the resources available at Ontario's smallest university.
The event is also popular because it allows prospective students the opportunity to experience life in university.
"This is a large scale event including academic and social components in addition to comprehensive tours of the campus and all facilities," adds Algoma University's Prospective Student Advisor Jennifer Reid, who is responsible for the event. "We strive to customize the day for each student so that they have the most relevant information and enjoy the best experience possible during their visit. I'm proud that Algoma University is still able to personalize the activities that we host for our prospective students."
The event kicked off at 9:30 a.m. in the Speak Easy with a welcome address by the university's president, Dr. Richard Myers, and will end with an evening of tobogganing at Finn Hill, weather permitting.
Students will also be toured around campus and the city, and will be invited to attend a class lecture in their field of interest.
For more information on the event, please visit here.
PHOTO CAPTION: AU President Dr. Richard Myers addresses students at March Break Open House.
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in psychology, computer science, business administration, fine arts, community economic & social development, and biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.
Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.
To learn more, visit here.