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UWindsor Tries New Strategy To Get Prospective Students To Open House

Wednesday March 2nd, 2016, 8:56pm

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The University of Windsor is thinking outside the box to get students to attend the open house on campus this Saturday.

The university offered free transportation from the Toronto area to prospective student, and the bus filled up so quickly, organizers have arranged for a second bus.

“We posted the information on a Monday and had it fully subscribed by Wednesday,” says UWindsor liaison officer Marium Tolson-Murtty. “We are very excited to have it prove so popular.”

The buses will leave from the Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga at 7am and will provide more than transportation, Tolson-Murtty says.

“We have arranged for snacks and giveaways, we’ll play videos about campus life, and we’ll have some lively hosts to talk with our guests during the trip,” she says. “They will know so much about the University before they even get here.”

Business professor Vincent Georgie, director of international affairs Mike Houston, and student ambassadors will captain the buses for the ride to Windsor.

The shuttles were the suggestion of UWindsor Provost Douglas Kneale, and Tolson-Murtty says she hopes they will continue for future recruitment events.

“It just makes it so much easier for families,” she says. “We don’t want our visitors to be tired when they get here.”

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