UWindsor banner in front of Dilon HallBright, crisp autumn weather made a perfect backdrop for UWindsor open house Friday.

Open house provides insight into UWindsor experience

The UWindsor open house Friday provided guests with a useful perspective, says Rachel Fitzgerald—the student perspective.

“It was really interesting to meet current students and talk with them about their programs,” said Fitzgerald, a senior at General Amherst High School who plans to pursue studies in English, visual arts and history here next fall. “They all had so many good things to say about their experiences.”

Her mother Cindy Fitzgerald said she enjoyed seeing the campus and talking with professors.

“I really liked how they put everything out there,” she said.

Liaison officer Karel Zouzal, a UWindsor grad himself (BA criminology 2009), said the personal touch is key to the success of the event.

“Students came with their parents and everyone got something out of it,” he said. “We are known for our hospitality skills at Windsor.”

Zouzal was one of a crew who spent the day conducting tours and providing directions, while faculty members led sessions on academic programs. A highlight for Emilee Mancini and Mackenzie Baillargeon-Pegg, classmates at F. J. Brennan Catholic High School, was the information fair in Ambassador Auditorium.

“I learned a lot about the scholarships that are available,” Mancini said. “I thought the whole day was very well-organized.”

Baillargeon-Pegg, who plans a career in nursing, said it was fun to visit, but she is a little intimidated to think she will be attending university in less than a year.

“It’s exciting and scary at the same time,” she said.

The event was packed, said organizer Zora Savic of the student rectuitment office.

“Hundreds of faculty, staff and students teamed up to present our campus to high school students and their families,” Savic said. “Our campus really came together to provide our visitors with the information that they need to make a decision about applying to UWindsor.”

Check out an album of images from the day on the UWindsor Facebook page.