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Prospective students invited to experience Laurier at campus open houses

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Oct 21/13| For Immediate Release


Karli Imhoff Malcher, Welcome Centre Coordinator
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo Campus
519-884-0710 ext. 2157 or


Catherine O’Brien, Welcome Centre Coordinator
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Campus
519-756-8228 ext. 5777 or

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will open its doors for its annual fall open houses, Friday, Nov. 1 at the Waterloo campus and Friday, Nov. 8 at the Brantford campus. Both open houses take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The open houses will feature guided campus and residence tours, information fairs and many opportunities to learn about academic programs, admissions, financial aid and student life. Laurier faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions.

“Choosing a university is a big decision, one that can be made a little easier by experiencing a university first hand,” said Holly Cox, director of Recruitment and Admissions. “Our open houses are a wonderful opportunity for applicants to speak directly with faculty, staff and current students to have all of their questions answered. It’s a great experience for students and their families to learn more about life at Laurier.”

At the Waterloo campus, students and their families are invited to start their day at the headquarters booth in the Fred Nichols Campus Centre, where they can meet recruitment staff, get directions and ask questions. The Student Experience Fair begins at 9:30 a.m. in the same location. Students can learn about getting involved on campus, first-year success factors, residence, student support services and the admissions process.

There will be an Arts and Science information fair in the Science Building Courtyard and a Business and Economics information fair in the KPMG Atrium in the Schlegel Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students can experience Laurier’s music program at the Faculty of Music open house. A free concert will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall.

At Laurier’s Brantford campus, students and parents are invited to start the day in the Carnegie Building or the Research and Academic Centre (RAC) West Wing, where campus tours will begin at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day until 3 p.m. There will also be hourly “Transition to University” sessions starting at 9 a.m. The goal of these sessions is to answer questions about Laurier and university life, provide resources and offer helpful tips.

An information fair will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the RAC Courtyard, where students can explore the variety of support services, student clubs and athletics and recreation options that are available to them. Guests may also tour the Brantford campus residence buildings at their leisure between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For more information about Laurier’s open houses, and to register, visit


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