|Manager of Student Recruitment TJ Eveland|
The open houses are held every Friday except on university holidays and orientation days and average about 18 prospective students each week. They last about three hours, with a focus on college application, financial aid and course enrollment. Individuals may attend all or portions of each session according to their interests.
|OU-C student employees and staff assist with FAFSA forms|
“The open house sessions offer a personalized glimpse of the first steps of attending college,” Director of Student Services John Fisher said. “They are tailored for individuals who have an interest in attending college, either for the first time or as a transfer student, but have specific questions they need to address before deciding to move forward.”
“With a smaller setting than orientation, they allow individuals to stop in and learn more about college in general and OU-C in particular in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a very practical way of demonstrating our mission as an access campus in opening the doors of higher education for community members,” Fisher said.
The events involve staff members from all facets of Student Services, including several student employees, who are particularly helpful in providing their perspective to the prospective students.
|OU-C studentAshley Beatty leads a campus tour|
Manager of Student Recruitment TJ Eveland said, “The open house events offer a common-sense approach to reaching out to individuals who have an interest in college but are uncertain how to begin or re-start the process. We want them to realize that the first step is the most important part of the journey and we are here to help them succeed. That commitment begins before they even enroll.”