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Campus visits and Open Houses in Canada

With long weekends in October and November, many students are planning university visits. This is one of the most helpful ways to decide which school will be right for you. You should never find yourself accepting an offer from a university you have not seen. All members of the Leaving Class will have visited at least one campus in order to complete the most recent Career Studies assignment. We encourage students to explore a few more universities of interest over the next few months.

During your visit, you should try to sit in on classes, talk to students, and tour residences, dining halls, libraries, student lounge areas, athletic facilities, etc. Look at student newspapers and bulletin boards in order to get an idea of the range of activities available to students. Most universities, if given sufficient notice, will arrange for you to meet an adviser who will answer your questions and discuss your proposed program. Visiting friends at university to attend events such as homecoming will provide you with some information, but formal university tours provide a much more balanced picture.

Arranging a visit/tour is easy using the Internet: simply go to the website for the university of interest and look under “Prospective or future students” or “Visitors” for instructions on how to book a tour. Information is also available on the eINFO website. Book early, as tours fill up quickly.

Many universities have Open Houses planned in the fall term. A few are listed below:

Brock University–Sunday, November 8

Carleton University–Saturday, October 24 (Engineering and Design, Science)

–Saturday, October 31 (Business, Arts and Social Sciences, Public  Affairs)

Concordia University–Saturday, November 7

Dalhousie University–Saturday October 24

University of Guelph–Sunday, November 8
–Sunday, November 15 (Science and Engineering Day)

University of Guelph-Humber–Sunday, November 15

King’s College, Halifax–Friday, October 23

Laurentian University–Saturday, October 24

Laurier University–Friday, November 6 (Music Mock Audition Workshop available)

McGill University–Sunday, October 25

McMaster University–Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, November 21

Nipissing University–Saturday, October 24

Ontario College of Art and Design–Saturday, October 24

University of Ottawa–Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31

Queen’s University–Saturday, November 7 and Saturday, November 21

Ryerson University–Friday, November 13

–Friday, November 27 (Theatre Open House)

University of Toronto (St. George Campus)–Saturday, October 17

University of Toronto (Mississauga Campus)–Sunday, October 25

University of Toronto (Scarborough Campus)–Saturday, November 14

Trent University—Friday, October 23

University of Ontario Institute of Technology–Saturday, November 7

University of Waterloo–Saturday, November 7

Western University (Main Campus)–Sunday, November 15

Western University (Huron University College)–Sunday, November 15

Western University (King’s University College)–Saturday, November 7

University of Windsor–Saturday, November 7

–Saturday, November 7 (Music Audition Workshop)

–Saturday, November 21 (Acting Audition Workshop)

York University (Keele Campus)–Saturday, November 7

York University (Glendon Campus)–Sunday, November 8

Please check the websites of individual universities for more details and to see if registration is required.