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Clarkson Open House To Be Held On Saturday

Clarkson University is hosting its second Open House for prospective students on Saturday, November 11. More than 400 potential freshmen have registered for the all-day event, bringing along their families for a total of 1,100 visitors.

“We’re always pleased to have students on campus,” said Suzanne Liberty, vice-president of Enrollment Management, “It gives the families and the students a chance to see what the campus is like and see what we do.”

Many families stay overnight in the area. The Open House activities take place all day, beginning with tours and a welcoming reception, then opportunities to visit academic departments around campus and see student projects.

Faculty and students come out in force for this opportunity to show off their talents and accomplishments. Student team engineering design projects, such as the solar car, Formula SAE racecar, and concrete canoe, will be on display. Clarkson supports student teams each year in numerous intercollegiate design competitions.

Academic programs with a special focus, such as the Honors Program, will also have representatives on hand to discuss their activities. Each year, Honors courses address real-world problems and emerging issues in science, technology and society, approaching the topic in an open-ended, project-based format.

Most importantly, prospective students have the opportunity to meet faculty, learn about different majors, and interact with Clarkson students while spending a day on campus.

Clarkson held another Open House in late September, which was attended by 200 prospective students and their families. Other events are scheduled through the year.

Liberty points out that prospective students can, of course, arrange tours or interviews anytime: “We always welcome visitors – not just during the Open House.”

Any student interested in visiting Clarkson University should contact the Admission Office at 315-268-6479 or 1-800-527-6577.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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