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Shivan PatelBusiness major Shivan Patel calls high school students to extend a personal invitation to the UWindsor open house, November 7.

Student callers extending personal invitations to open house

UWindsor students have been burning up the phone lines to make sure interested high schoolers from across the province receive personal invitations to the University’s November 7 open house.

The event offers tours of campus and its facilities, as well as presentations on academic programs and an information fair on support services. It plays a key role in helping attract enrolment, say organizers, who hope to give visitors a warm welcome.

Wendy Bedard of the student recruitment office says current students are critical to reaching out to prospective students, because they can share their own experiences.

“We need people considering coming to Windsor to speak with our students,” she says. “They have credibility when answering their questions about what to expect in their classes, in their dorms, and in the city.”

Many of the student callers also represented Windsor at the Ontario Universities Fair, and will be on hand to welcome visitors to the open house.

“We have a terrific team of students,” says Bedard. “Being able to offer a familiar face through every stage of contact really helps to communicate with a personal touch.”

Find more information about the open house, including a schedule of the day’s events, at uwindsor.ca/openhouse.