Over 2,000 guests attend open house

Seton Hall hosted a spring open house geared toward juniors and seniors in high school, a half-day full of information and tours for prospective students for the first time in years this past weekend

According to Alyssa McCloud, vice president of enrollment management, the event was very well attended, with over 2,000 guests.

“It says that high school students are very interested in Seton Hall,” she said.

According to McCloud, the result of the open house was more than the University expected. The event attracted more guests than the October open house. Guests included 720 potential students and over 2,000 guests attended.

McCloud said she believes the high turnout is a good sign for the future of the University.

Throughout the open house, students had the opportunity to tour campus and learn about the college search and admissions process at Seton Hall specifically.

The students also learned about the process of earning scholarships and financial aid from the University.

Prospective students were able to meet current students in their prospective majors along with faculty who teach in fields in which they are interested.

“I think its important faculty comes because students pick schools based on academics,” McCloud said.

Prospective students were able to select academic sessions of their choice within the various colleges, schools and departments within Seton Hall.

They could also choose their own non-academic session about the Honors Program, The Career Center, Transfer Dinner, Freshman Studies, or Accepted Students Financial Aid.

Prospective students could talk with representatives from clubs and organizations that they may be interested in being a part of if they one day are students here. It also gave them the chance to ask students what life is like on campus.

According to McCloud, there used to always be a spring open house.

“I used to work here years ago, when they used to have the Open House in the spring,” McCloud said. “So I started it again this year.”

Prospective students were able to take walking tours around the “park-like” campus with Student Ambassadors. The tours included a view of the freshmen dorms, Boland and Aquianas.

Mass was said from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then the event began with early bird campus tours. The event concluded by 12:45 p.m, so the Pirates-to-be could go cheer on the baseball and softball teams.

Erin Williams can be reached at erin.williams@student.shu.edu.

Author: Staff Writer

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