woman holding tablet computer displaying classroomUWindsor Live: Future Student Edition will engage guests seeking to know what school will look like this fall.

Online event Saturday to engage future students

Students who will begin their UWindsor careers this fall will get a better idea of what that experience will be like, thanks to an online event Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guests at UWindsor Live: Future Student Edition will attend information sessions; chat with faculty, staff, and students; visit exhibit booths; take an online campus tour; and participate in a variety of engagement activities — all virtually.

“Normally, we would be sending teams across the province to host applicant receptions, but current public health restrictions make that impossible,” says Beth Natale, director of student recruitment. “We’re using this new online format to help students who have earned admission get excited about their decision to choose Windsor.”

Natale says the experience will also inform the enrolment team and the broader campus community about communications tools as they enter a “digital-first” recruitment cycle in the coming term.

“We’re going to use this as an opportunity to get our feet wet in the new reality,” she says. “That will pay off as we plan for virtual open houses and other future online engagement.”

Besides the chance to get answers to questions about awards, financial aid, student support, academic advising, guests will be able to meet fellow students and professors in the virtual networking lounge, and earn prize points by joining activities and games.

“We want to provide our new students and their families with meaningful one-on-one conversations to help them understand what the learning and student experience will be like come September,” says Chris Busch, associate vice-president for enrolment management.

He expects attendees to be excited to learn about Head Start and other transition activities planned by the Office of Student Experience.

Find more information, including a program agenda and registration form, on the event website.