Thousands of students to attend annual U of S Open House

More than 2,000 prospective students, their parents and school counsellors will get a first-hand look at University of Saskatchewan (U of S) facilities, programs and student services at the annual U of S Open House on Friday.

By James Shewaga
The day-long event gives future students the opportunity to explore the colleges and facilities on campus, and experience the diverse cross-section of U of S programs through hands-on activities, demonstrations, mock lectures, and even one-on-one mentorship opportunities with current university students. Campus, residence and library tours will also be offered, helping potential students get a feel for their future university and discover why the U of S has a reputation as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

Media are invited to attend the welcome address at 9:30 am, with U of S student recruitment manager Danny Freire also available for interviews at 9 am.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
College of Kinesiology Physical Activity Complex (PAC)
87 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan 

Open House Schedule:
9-9:30 am - Check-in at the PAC
9:30-10 am - Welcome and introduction to the U of S at the PAC
10:30-11:20 am - Session 1
11:30 am-12:20 pm - Session 2
12:30-1:20 pm - Lunch
1:30-2:20 pm - Session 3
2:30-3:30 pm - Open House Information Fair at the PAC

Media are invited to attend any part of Open House. Some sessions/activities that may be of interest include:

Open House Information Fair (2:30-3:30 pm) Colleges, departments, student groups and student services will be on hand at the Open House Information Fair to answer questions and demonstrate the wide variety of programs, activities and communities they can be a part of at U of S.

Computer Science: Invent the Future with Us This is a hands-on workshop where students will create web animations. From majors to minors, we will talk about how you can use Computer Science to take your interests to the next level.
Offered in Session 1 (10:30-11:20) and Session 2 (11:30-12:20)

Engineering: Designing, Connecting, Discovering Stop by the Engineering Building to see what has been designed by students, talk to them about each of the different programs and see what it takes to apply science and technology to solve the world's everyday problems.
Offered in Session 1 (10:30-11:20) and Session 2 (11:30-12:20)

Developing Business Professionals to Build Nations Matched with a first-year Edwards School of Business student, you will visit interactive mini-sessions and participate in activities led by upper-year students that help you explore our six majors - Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, and Operations Management.
Offered in Session 1 (10:30-11:20), Session 2 (11:30-12:20) and Session 3 (1:30-2:20)

Nursing Skills Through Hands-on Activities Join this session to observe registered nurses practice skills and then try them yourself.
Offered in Session 1 (10:30-11:20), Session 2 (11:30-12:20) and Session 3 (1:30-2:20)

Biology Careers and Curriculum During this session, a visit will be made to a first-year undergraduate lab in progress, as well as a tour of the department's greenhouse and scanning electron microscope.
Offered in Session 1 (10:30-11:20), Session 2 (11:30-12:20) and Session 3 (1:30-2:20)

Toxicology Beyond the Crime Lab The U of S offers the only undergraduate toxicology program in Western Canada. Come and learn a bit about the science of toxicology and career options, and get a student-led tour of the world-class research facilities.
Offered in Session 3 (1:30-2:20)


For more information, contact:
Rebecca Meaden
Communications Coordinator
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-1885 (office) 306-280-7661 (mobile)

James Shewaga
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-1851 (office)