October 26th, 2020

University hosts open house


By Bobinec, Greg on October 28, 2019.

Herald photo by Greg Bobinec
Community members join the University of Lethbridge for their fall 2019 Open House Saturday morning to learn about the different programs and services they offer to help them decide on their post-secondary education. @GBobinecHerald

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

The University of Lethbridge welcomed hundreds of possible future students from Western Canada to their campus on Saturday as they hosted their annual Open House.

Throughout the day, prospective students were able to get a good feel for the institution and all it has to offer. With endless opportunities for future careers that students have to decide from, the university lays out a majority of their options for students to look through and speak with faculty about.

“Today is the University of Lethbridge Open House, so we are welcoming guests from all over western Canada to explore the University of Lethbridge,” says Susan Bakker, manager of National Recruitment.

“Our future students have an exciting day ahead of them, first they attended a welcome with our president Mike Mahon, then they are moving into some of the sessions that we have planned, we also have an opportunity for them to apply for admission today, so it is a great way for a future student at the University of Lethbridge to see if this is their future post-secondary home.”

During the Open House, students were able to get some hands-on activity with the U of L Library hosting a technology petting zoo, allowing students to interact with technologies available at the university, as well as the Agility Innovation Zone, a new technology area in the Science Commons where students get access to equipment they can utilize in studies, hobbies or future business ventures.

For students leaving high school onto their post-secondary education, or for the students that took some time off before returning, joining post-secondary institutions can be intimidating, but the U of L says they try to make students feel as comfortable as they can with the school before taking on their studies.

“We do a number of things that we do to make our students feel comfortable so they are first going to see the campus through our program that we have laid out,” says Bakker.

“We have some campus tour programming where they will be guided through the university and shown the great services and amenities that we have. This is the first time we have had the Science and Academic Building open for Open House, so students will have an opportunity to see inside that space as well.”

Throughout the day, attendees of the Open House had the opportunity to enter draws to win a $1,000-tuition credit, the chance to win one of 25 guaranteed beds in residence and on-the-spot admission, and the Legacy Draw for up to $500 in textbooks for students who have alumni parents. If you were unable to make the open house and would like information on the programs and services the University of Lethbridge has to offer, visit uleth.ca.

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