By Jon Law
Curious Humber hopefuls will get a chance to experience what it is like to go to school at Humber College this weekend. The college is opening the doors on all its campuses to prospective students for its annual Fall Open house.
On November 17th visitors will be able to tour the Orangeville, North and Lakeshore campuses to get an understanding of what life is like as a student at Humber.
“The open houses are extremely popular,” said Humber Recruitment Advisor Duane Bynoe. “We expect around 2,500 to 3,000 visitors at North Campus and 2,000 to 3,000 at Lakeshore Campus.”
Bynoe says these numbers stay consistent every year, showing the enduring popularity of Humber College as a top choice for prospective post-secondary students.
Over the course of the four-hour guided tour participants will be shown the campus facilities, such as labs, residences and gyms, and be able to meet staff from the various programs offered by the school. The aim is to give the people on the tour a good first impression of the services offered at the various campuses by the college.
“There are also sessions with program coordinators and prize giveaways for participating visitors,” explained Bynoe.
This gives visitors looking into specific programs a chance to learn about the courses they want to apply to and ask questions directly to the staff and coordinators.
“I think it’s a great idea to give students a more personal experience,” says 3rd year student Connor Leary. “I can definitely see how it helps recruitment.
The event will run from 10am till 2pm.