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Fall open house a success

Published October 26, 2017

Nearly 4,000 prospective students and their family members attended UB’s 360 Open House on Oct. 21, an increase in attendance from last year’s fall open house, admissions officials say, and an indication of students’ growing interest in UB.

The open house was divided into two sessions. Students and their parents began their day with a welcome from an admissions team member and spent the morning taking part in an “academic experience” based on their intended major. During these sessions, students heard from deans, faculty members and current students, and took tours of the schools and departments.

Students spent the second part of the day participating in customized activities based on their interests. Activities included tours of the North and South campuses, residence hall tours, academic and student services tables, a student club fair and “signature presentations” on such topics as navigating the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, transfer student services, the University Honors College, the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program, and the pre-law, pre-health and pre-education programs.

Students also could visit 1Capen, Blackstone LaunchPad, the Office of Student Engagement, International Admissions and the Intercultural & Diversity Center.

“Campus visits are extremely influential in a student’s college search process and have a critical impact on a student’s decision to apply and ultimately enroll at a specific institution,” said Lee Melvin, vice provost for enrollment management.

“We appreciate the dedication and support we receive from our campus partners as we work to recruit the best and brightest students by showcasing our academic excellence, enriching student experience, and our pride and passion for UB.”

UB 360 Open House, UB’s fall open house, is just one of numerous events hosted during the year by Undergraduate Admissions. UB also holds a Discovery Day — this year’s date is Nov. 10 — as well as weekly Visit UB presentations and tours, and events in the spring geared specifically toward admitted students and their families.

To learn more about Undergraduate Admissions’ events, visit admissions.buffalo.edu.