Anthony PisciuneriBiology student Anthony Pisciuneri leads a group on a tour of the UWindsor campus during Saturday’s open house.

Open house turns in record turnout

Almost 3,000 visitors set a record for attendance at the University’s spring open house Saturday, March 3.

Lionel Walsh, assistant vice-president for North American recruitment, lists several factors contributing to the higher numbers.

“I had a particularly wonderful team in the recruitment office this fall, generating a lot of interest,” he says. “The University has been running advertisements across the province and we’ve been collecting a lot of data at the Ontario Universities Fair leading to our application numbers being up as well.”

Zora Savic, who co-ordinates open house in her role with the student recruitment office, says she believes the event did a good job of showcasing the student experience.

“There are just so many people who good things, from faculty presenting about academic programs to food services, Campus Police, facilities staff — people just seemed to care so much,” she says. “More than ever, I felt that everyone did everything they could to make prospective students feel welcomed.”

See a video from the event on the UWindsor Facebook page.