UMass Boston’s Open House Draws Record Number of Attendees
October 17, 2011
Office of Communications
More than 2,800 Prospective Students and Guests Learn about UMass Boston Offerings
More prospective students than ever before are taking advantage of opportunities to learn about the academic and student life experience at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
A record 2,854 prospective students and their families attended Open House this weekend, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Lisa Johnson. Five percent more prospective students attended Saturday’s Open House than attended the year before (1,518 compared to 1,447). In addition, eight percent more guests attended in 2011 than 2010 (1,336 compared to 1,237).
“We are thrilled that an increasing number of prospective students and their families are getting a chance to explore UMass Boston’s programs, meet our outstanding faculty and staff, and tour our beautiful waterfront campus,” Johnson said.
Dan Jacavanco came to campus with his daughter Catherine.
“The tour was great and the presentation on the Honors Program was inspiring,” Jacavanco said. “We love the physical campus; the views are outstanding. Everyone we met was positive, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. It was such a terrific day.”
UMass Boston also offers weekday campus tours, a chance to tour the campus on Showcase Saturdays, and, on November 16, the Graduate Studies Showcase, an opportunity to get in-depth information on UMass Boston’s graduate programs.
About UMass Boston
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