4 Reasons to Attend Campus Open House Events

By Mount Royal University Modified on October 04, 2023
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4 Reasons to Attend Campus Open House Events

It's Open House season — that exciting time of year when universities open their doors and invite prospective students to explore all they have to offer! If you're thinking about pursuing post-secondary education, these events are the perfect opportunity to get a sneak peek into academic programs, student services and the campus community that awaits.

If you're still on the fence, here are four reasons why you should make attending Open House events a priority:

1. Find the right program for you

Open House is your best opportunity to explore all of the programs that a university offers. If you have an academic path in mind, chatting with faculty could help solidify your choice. Or if you have no idea what sort of program you want to pursue, this is a great place to start gathering information and asking questions. You never know what might spark your interest!

Open House is also your time to learn about career possibilities, course options and what makes each program unique. Be sure to ask about work-integrated learning opportunities and options for honours programs, co-operative education, internships, field work, research and more — all the things that will add depth to your program and experience to your resumé.

2. Get a look into campus life

There's no better way to get a feel for a university than by setting foot on campus and seeing firsthand where you'll be spending a significant part of your academic journey.

Most Open House events will offer guided campus tours so you can explore every corner. The types of tours available could include general tours that cover all of campus, residence tours to check out the on-campus housing options, or program-specific tours that give you a look into the unique labs, classrooms, and spaces that could be a part of your education.

3. Be curious and ask questions

Do you have questions about admission requirements, the application process, student services, or ways to finance your education? Open House gives you the chance to connect in person with a wide variety of university areas and find all the answers you're looking for.

University is an investment in your future, so it's important to learn about scholarships, grants, and financial aid opportunities. It's also super helpful to learn how the admission process works, including how to find course requirements, important dates and deadlines and how to apply. These are just a small sample of the kinds of things you can uncover at Open House!

4. Start making important connections

Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of attending an Open House event is the opportunity to connect with inspiring individuals who can shape your academic journey, whether that be future peers, professors, mentors, or advisors. You could begin creating your own supportive community before you even begin your first class!

Attending Open House can be a game changer in your pursuit of higher education. It's more than just an event; it's a gateway to discovering a welcoming community, exploring your academic options, and taking the first step towards your future.

Can't make it? No sweat!

If you aren't able to make the date for the Open House events that interest you, or if your dream school is too far away to attend in person, that's okay! You can still request a viewbook to start digging into program options, or keep an eye out for virtual information sessions for help with the application process.

Join us at the MRU Open House October 21

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