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Undergraduate Open House November 4

Published: October 19, 2018 | Categories: Arts and Sciences, Business, All News
Student walking by gazebo.

The University will host high school students and their parents at an open house on Sunday, November 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting in the University Commons. The event is free, but advance reservations are requested by visiting or calling 413-782-1321.

This undergraduate open house is intended for all prospective students, regardless of their year in high school. It is an opportunity to come to campus to get a sense of the University’s engaging community, while learning about the wide variety of academic programs and emphasis on inter-disciplinary collaboration.

Students and parents will have the chance to tour the campus and a first year residence hall, meet current students, get a general overview of the admissions and financial aid process, and have academic questions answered. The day concludes with an exhibit where students can gather more information on student clubs and activities, honors programs, athletic opportunities at both the NCAA and recreational levels, as well as hear from the Career Development Center regarding the varied internship and career opportunities students are receiving.

The Open House will include two special events of particular interest to prospective students exploring study and careers in Social Work or Sport Management.

The Social Work Informational Session provides students and their families to meet with department faculty, current students, and alumni in a small group setting. The Council on Social Work Education, (CSWE) has awarded its highest marks to the Western New England University Social Work program. This accreditation qualifies students to apply for Advanced Standing in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs to earn their master’s degree in one year, rather than two.

The Careers in Sport panel offers the chance to meet faculty members and hear from alumni working in professional sports, college sports, sport media, facility management and more. Western New England University is one of only two programs in the country accredited by both the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).