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Merina Quaggiotto checks in Naomi Belay Student ambassador Merina Quaggiotto checks in Naomi Belay of Woburn Collegiate Institute and her older sister Ruth Belay at Fall Open House, Friday in the CAW Student Centre.

Thousands turn out for open house Friday

Meeting kinesiology professor Wayne Marino at the Ontario Universities Fair convinced Lyndsey O’Hagan of one thing: she wanted to know more about the University of Windsor.

“He was very nice and made me want to come here to study human kinetics,” said O’Hagan, a grade 12 student at Waterdown District High School, about six kilometres west of the Burlington intersection of highways 403 and 407.

She made the three-and-a-half hour trip with her mother Lynda O’Hagan and friend Alec Carr to attend Friday’s open house on the UWindsor campus.

“So far, so good,” Lynda O’Hagan said as her daughter registered in the check-in tent outside the CAW Student Centre. “It’s a very pretty campus with a nice mix of old and new buildings.”

More than 3,000 prospective students and their parents pre-registered for the day’s activities, said Zora Savic, communication and events coordinator in the student recruitment office—and the University was ready to welcome them.

“All our volunteers had their presentations and displays ready by 9:30 and we didn’t start until 10:00,” she said. “The weather has cooperated and so far it has just been going great.”

She said the organization involved students, faculty and staff from every area of campus, from the grounds crews and food services to academic advisors and professors.

“Everybody does their part and every part of it is so important,” Savic said.

See an album of photos from the day on nthe UWindsor Facebook page.

Campus tour in front of Dillon Hall
Student ambassador Mallory Bryson (far right) leads guests on a tour of the campus during Fall Open House.