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College Hosts Second Fall Open House on Nov. 11

College Hosts Second Fall Open House on Nov. 11


Expect a full house when SUNY Cortland’s second Fall Open House takes place on Friday, Nov. 11.

More than 700 prospective students and their families are expected to spend the day learning more about the College’s academic programs, touring campus and speaking with professors and current students during the event, which coincides with Veterans Day.

In total, more than 2,000 people are expected to visit campus.

Visitors are asked to register for the event, but those who have not pre-registered also are welcome to attend.

The day starts with an Academic Programs and Student Affairs Fair from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Student Life Center gymnasium, where professors and student services representatives will be available to chat with visitors and answer questions. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prospective students are encouraged to stop by their chosen academic department’s “office hour” for more information and a tour.

Individual academic department presentations and tours also take place throughout the morning and early afternoon. Visitors can learn more about the College’s Honors Program and special advisement opportunities for students interested in law, healthcare (medical, dental or physician assistant programs) and physical therapy or occupational therapy. Sessions on admissions, financial aid, athletics, dining services, residence life and housing also will be offered.

Guided tours of the campus and residence halls will run 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the Student Life Center and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Corey Union.

A full schedule of the day’s events is available online.

Open House visitors are invited to wrap up their day by attending the College’s Veterans Day Ceremony at 3 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The 30-minute ceremony will feature members of SUNY Cortland ROTC and recognize local veterans. A reception in the Margaret A. “Peggy” Curry ’52 Main Lobby outside the lounge will follow.

Parking for Open House visitors will be provided in the College’s Route 281 parking lot, which features shuttle bus service to the Student Life Center. Visitors using a GPS device should plug in 1 Folmer Drive, Cortland, NY 13045.

Students interested specifically in pursuing a science-related major at SUNY Cortland also are invited to attend a Natural Sciences Department Showcase on Friday, Nov. 18.

Follow @SUNYCortland_Admissions on Instagram and @CortlandSUNY on Twitter to stay up to speed with both events.

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