screen grab of Applicant Day lobby, indicating info desk and virtual auditoriumApplicant Day welcomed hundreds of virtual visitors Saturday, Jan. 9.

Online event attracts attendance from applicants

With more live sessions providing opportunities for connection, UWindsor’s Applicant Day — held Saturday, Jan. 9 — was a successful introduction to the University, says Chris Busch, associate vice-president for enrolment management.

“We welcomed 729 attendees for virtual tours of campus, a total of 27 interactive sessions, and an exhibit hall of 16 booths representing student support services,” he says. “Thanks for the participation from all our partners.”

The event was scheduled just before the deadline for applications by Ontario secondary school students, notes Dr. Busch.

“The activities and information were focused on the needs of applicants and those considering applying, making sure they have everything they need to make a decision,” he says.

The platform will remain live for the next few weeks, offering visitors a chance to watch video presentations, save publications to their virtual backpacks, or chat with ambassadors through