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Undergraduate Open House

Published: October 01, 2020 | Categories: Business, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, All News

A live and interactive virtual event on October 17 at 10 a.m.

Computer screen featuring Spirit in front of Deliso Hall


The University will host high school students and their parents in a virtual open house that will be filmed live on Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The event is free, but advanced reservation is required by visiting the website at or calling the Admissions Office at 413-782-1312.

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Retention and Dean of First Year Students Kerri Jarzabski will lead guests on a live virtual tour of the campus, introduce them to the University’s new President, Dr. Robert Johnson, and show them what life is like as a Golden Bear. Along the way, prospective students and their families will interact with current students, win prizes and learn about academic opportunities within the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering. Also featured will be our new 4U University Advising Program and options for Academic Support; admissions and financial aid; living on campus and commuting; student activities; athletics, and more.

“I am so excited to have a chance to meet our prospective students at this event,” says Jarzabski. “Even though we are not able to have large numbers of students on campus, I am confident that those that attend will get a true sense of the Golden Bear spirit that exists on our campus.”

To wrap up the event, Dean Jarzabski will host a live panel, where guests will be able to ask questions directly to students.

After the formal event, prospective families will be able to join academic break-out sessions, watch a video overview, and join a Zoom session for each college.

For a complete list of virtual open house dates and times