Conestoga news

November 19, 2007 8:36 AM

Two Open House Events to Showcase Conestoga Programs

Conestoga College is a much larger, more diverse institution these days, with many more services and learning opportunities for students and the community.

Accordingly, Conestoga will host two special open house events during the first week in December, to highlight academic programs, student support services and career pathways to potential students, their families and friends.

Both activities take place at the Doon campus in Kitchener.

Parent Information Day is on Saturday, December 1 from 1-3 p.m. Every College academic area will have displays and information available, as well as faculty and administrators on hand to provide program-specific details and answer questions. The information fair is in the gymnasium of the Conestoga Recreation Centre, and also features similar information and displays about College services, such as job placement, counseling, athletics and recreation, co-operative education, and many more. In addition, each School of the College plans on holding detailed information sessions during the event.

The aim is to present Conestoga to parents and their children considering college at a time and in a manner that is convenient. There is no charge to attend; members of the public are welcome.

On Thursday, December 6 Conestoga will hold a Degree Information Night from 7-9 p.m. in the Blue Room at the Doon campus main teaching building. This event is likewise free and open to the public. It will feature a general presentation on Conestoga’s degree programs, possibly a panel discussion, and then smaller, more detailed presentations in which visitors can choose to find out more about individual programs. Program faculty and current students will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

Conestoga has just produced its first cohort of graduates from four-year baccalaureate studies at the College. The degree area is growing, with more than 200 students in Conestoga baccalaureate programs this fall (and another 400 in the nursing degree program offered with McMaster University).

CONTACT: Paul Osborne, 519-748-5220, ext. 3419,