By Jensen, Randy on September 25, 2020.
The University of Lethbridge is throwing its doors open Saturday – virtually.
Open House 2020 takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering potential students and their families a glimpse of everything the university offers. This year, due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s all available from the comfort of home, via desktop, laptop, tablet or phone connections.
“We love the in-person experience of greeting our potential students and allowing them the opportunity to walk the halls, see our lecture and laboratory spaces and just be a part of our incredible campus culture,” says Kathleen Massey, the university’s associate vice-president (students), in a news release. “We will miss that face-to-face interaction, but I see a lot of positives in moving our activities online. Not everybody could make the trip here physically in the past and by going virtual, we can now involve everyone, including more family members.”
All of the U of L’s faculties and schools will be represented at Open House through virtual booths. As well, a virtual campus tour will give attendees the chance to see all the campus highlights from the comfort of home. And the best part – the Open House dress code is recommended as “business-pyjama.”
“We’re going to have a lot of fun with this and, thanks to the work of our staff and faculty throughout the university, our potential students and their families are going to get a really good look at the full U of L experience,” adds Massey. “We utilized the same virtual format for our New Student Orientation activities, and they were really well attended, and we received some great feedback.”
Information sessions about uLethbridge programs and admission, student services and opportunities, as well as ways students can enhance their studies and experience are all part of the Open House package. Potential students may also engage in one-on-one meetings with faculty members, instructors, staff and current students. For qualified undergraduate applicants who apply on Saturday, an accelerated admission process will generate a reply within three business days.
More information is available at uleth.ca/recruitment. Those looking to register for the event can follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ulethbridge-virtual-open-house-2020-tickets-120072799977.