Undergraduate Open House Sets Attendance Record

October 18, 2012

Office of Communications


The University of Massachusetts Boston opened its doors to a record number of prospective students and their families Saturday.

According to Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Lisa Johnson, 2,881 people were in attendance, up from 2,700 in 2011.

“We are thrilled that more students than ever before are coming to campus to learn about what we have to offer. The Princeton Review named us a Best Value college this year and it is clear that others are recognizing that as well. Open House is a wonderful opportunity to get information about academic programs, clubs, and other opportunities available to our students,” Johnson said.

Next month, UMass Boston will showcase its graduate program offerings at the annual Graduate Studies Showcase. Register now for the November 14 event.

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