Student ambassador Natalia Ramos Belmont leads a tour along Turtle Island WalkStudent ambassador Natalia Ramos Belmont leads a tour along Turtle Island Walk during the University’s open house on March 7.

Collective effort contributes to “outstanding” open house

More than 3,000 prospective students and their families attended the University of Windsor open house Saturday, March 7 — an increase of 37 per cent over last spring’s numbers.

Chris Busch, associate vice-president for enrolment management, says the welcoming faces sharing what it means to be “Windsor Proud” made the day a success.

“This event does not happen without the collective efforts of the entire campus community: faculty, staff, and our outstanding students,” says Busch.

Among the additions to the open house itinerary were a café offering warm beverages and information to parents, hosted by the Alumni Association with support from Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island; student organizations providing a hub outlining opportunities for engagement in campus life; and promotion of the “Your Degree. Your Direction” initiative.

Busch also credited improvements that helped to make visitors feel welcome:

  • opening the Registrar’s Office to answer admissions questions and help applicants accept their offers;
  • better signage and pavement decals to aid in wayfinding; and
  • individualized invitations and enriched marketing materials.

“Thanks to all who spent your Saturday with us to demonstrate all Windsor has to offer students,” Busch says.