Virtual March Break: A different kind of open house

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Ontario’s “March Break” is a time when students go on fact-finding missions to university campuses across the province. Universities host open houses to help students learn more about academic programs, support services, and campus life. The visits are an excellent way to experience first-hand what it’s like to study at universities on their lists.

As with most other things, COVID-19 altered the traditional March Break campus visit. While you may not be able to taste the campus gastronomy, universities are offering various ways for you to get to know them. Some are offering events on specific days, others have enhanced opportunities throughout the spring. Either way getting to know Ontario’s universities will be easier.

Be sure to take some time over the next weeks to “visit” some campuses.

Useful tools

Check out VerveSmith’s checklist to make the best of your campus visits, and list of things to consider to make a good university match.

Open Houses and Special Events Schedule

Algoma University
Virtual March Open House: Saturday, March 6

Brock University
Virtual Tours

Carleton University
Virtual March Break Open House: Saturday, March 27

Laurentian University
Life at Laurentian Series

Lakehead University
Virtual Tours

McMaster University
Virtual Tours

Nipissing University
March Open House: Saturday, March 20

Ontario College of Art & Design University
Virtual Events

Queen’s University
Meet Queen’s in March: Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19

Royal Military College
Virtual Info Sessions

Ryerson University
March Virtual Open House: Weeks of March 15 & March 22

Trent University
Virtual Tours

University of Guelph
Virtual Campus Days: Saturday, March 27

Ontario Tech University
Virtual Open House: Saturday, March 27

University of Ottawa
Virtual Spring Open House: Monday, March 15 to Saturday, March 20

University of Toronto
Spring into U of T (St George) Saturday, March 13, Monday, March 15 & Wednesday, March 17
Spring into U of T (U of T Mississauga) Thursday, March 11 & Saturday, March 20
Spring into U of T (U of T Scarborough) Wednesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 24

University of Waterloo
March Virtual Open House: Saturday, March 20

University of Windsor
Virtual Spring Open House: Saturday, March 6

Western University
Main Campus: Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, May 18 Brescia University College, Virtual Open House: Saturday, March 13 Huron Univerity College, Virtual Open House: Saturday, March 13 King’s University College, Virtual Open House: Saturday, March 20

Wilfrid Laurier University
Open House – Explore Laurier: Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 17

York University
March Open House (Keele Campus): Saturday, March 27 March Open House (Glendon Campus): Sunday, March 28

VerveSmith helps students find universities and programs that match their aspirations, and to develop an admissions application strategy. For additional help, contact us.

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