Lancer busThe Lancer bus will bring visitors to Saturday’s open house from the Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga.

Buses to shuttle open house attendees from Toronto area

A bus set to provide transportation from the Toronto area to Saturday’s open house on the UWindsor campus filled up so quickly, organizers have arranged for a second.

“We posted the information on a Monday and had it fully subscribed by Wednesday,” says liaison officer Marium Tolson-Murtty. “We are very excited to have it prove so popular!”

The buses will leave from the Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga at 7 a.m. and will provide more than transportation, Tolson-Murtty says.

“We have arranged for snacks and giveaways, we’ll play videos about campus life, and we’ll have some lively hosts to talk with our guests during the trip,” she says. “They will know so much about the University before they even get here.”

Business professor Vincent Georgie, director of international affairs Mike Houston will captain the buses for the ride to Windsor, accompanied by third-year concurrent education student Erin Gabriel and another current student to be named.

The free shuttles were the suggestion of provost Douglas Kneale, and Tolson-Murtty says she hopes they will continue for future recruitment events.

“It just makes it so much easier for families,” she says. “We don’t want our visitors to be tired when they get here.”

To reserve a spot on the bus, e-mail or call 1-800-864-2860.