Lakehead University hosts its annual March Break Open House next week. All prospective students and members of the public are welcome to attend – March 15 – 18.
March 8, 2016 – Orillia, ON
Lakehead University Orillia will host its annual March Break Open House next week, opening up the campus to hundreds of prospective students and their families and friends.
The Open House takes place from Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18 and gives prospective students a chance to be a Lakehead student for the day. They can sit in on classes, meet professors and students, and enjoy guided tours of the campus facilities.
“For those in the process of choosing a university, or thinking about applying within the next couple of years, this is an excellent opportunity to get a feel for the campus and the programs we offer,” said Lakehead Orillia Principal Kim Fedderson.
Prospective students will be able to learn more about Lakehead Orillia’s unique Interdisciplinary Studies program, with new majors in Sociology and Political Science, as well as the University’s new Honours Bachelor of Commerce/Entrepreneurship degree program.
New this year will be special “showcase sessions” where students can meet with faculty members of each program area to have their questions answered about the subject area and the kinds of careers that various programs can lead to.
In addition to campus and classroom activities, this year’s March Break event offers bus tours of the City of Orillia with stops downtown and at the YMCA, where students have memberships as part of their athletic fees.
Detailed daily schedules of events, along with registration forms, are posted online at mylakehead.ca. Further information is also available by calling 705-330-4008 ext. 2160 or by emailing orillia.lakeheadu.ca.
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Download March Break Schedule of Events here.
Kathy Hunt, Communications Officer
705-330-4008 ext. 2014
Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.
Maclean’s 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2015, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities.