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Open house Oct. 1 for potential students (Released: 9/14/95)

by Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Freshmen and transfer students considering applying to UConn are invited to the University of Connecticut's first fall open house on Oct. 1.

It's an opportunity for prospective students and their parents and friends to learn about UConn, tour the campus and explore with faculty the University's academic programs.

UConn has held a University-wide open house each spring since 1992. This year for the first time UConn will hold an open house in both the fall and the spring.

"Many high schools encourage students to begin thinking about colleges in October," says Ann Huckenbeck, director of admissions. "The bulk of applications to UConn come in December and January. The spring orientation is for those already admitted for the next academic year. The focus of the October open house will be totally different."

Registration begins at Gampel Pavilion at 11:30 a.m. Gampel will also be the site of a resource fair, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with information booths on each of the University's academic schools and colleges and on student support systems such as counseling, computer service and public safety.

Presentations on admissions, financial aid and student life will also be offered.

Bus tours of the campus, which will include a stop at a residence hall, will run between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Last spring the open house, held on two weekends in April, drew 3,600. Huckenbeck says she expects larger numbers in the fall because all those attending will be prospective students.

For more information, call the admissions office at (860) 486-3137.

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