Open House 2020

Duke University

Spring is a great time to visit university campuses. It’s the season when most universities host special events for recently admitted students as well as for students seeking to narrow their options list.

For many high school students, the thought of visiting university campuses conjures up feelings of anxiety. What should be enjoyable experiences, can feel like lonely fact-finding missions. One way to reduce the stress of campus visits, and to maximize the amount of information gathered, is to visit campuses during open houses.

Open houses are an excellent way to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a student at universities on your list. During your visits you can speak with current students, meet with staff and faculty, and often even experience a lecture and check out laboratories. There are few better ways to gain a sense for the distinct personality of a university.

For students considering Ontario universities, March is a great time to visit campuses. Virtually all universities ramp up their campus tour offerings. Most offer programming to provide students, and their families, a deeper understanding of the university’s academic programs, support services, and even to sample the campus’ gastronomy. Other Canadian universities, such as McGill and British Columbia, offer similar programs in the fall; they do, however, provide year-round campus tours.

So, if you don’t have plans to fly south for the break, or plan to visit Canada, be sure to make time to visit a few campuses. You don’t have to do it alone. Grab a few friends, plan a road trip and have a little fun.

MAXIMIZE CAMPUS VISITS

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.

MARCH BREAK AND SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES: COVID-19 UPDATE


The following is a one-stop listing of what universities have planned.

Algoma University

March Break Open House, March 17 – 18, 2020

Brock University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week; Open House April 5, 2020

Carleton University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Arts & Social Sciences, Public Affairs)
Friday, March 20, 2020 (Business)
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Engineering, Science)

Dalhousie University

Faculty Preview Days
Friday, March 6 – Friday, March 20, 2020

Laurentian University

Faculty Preview Days
Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Open House)

Lakehead University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Open House: Monday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (Thunder Bay Campus)
Open House: Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 2020 (Orillia Campus)

McGill University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Sunday, October 21, 2018 (Open House)

McMaster University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, May 9, 2020 (Open House)

Nipissing University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Open House)

Ontario College of Art and Design University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week

Queen’s University>

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Open House)

Royal Military College

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week

Ryerson University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Trent University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Durham – GTA Campus)
Friday, March 20, 2020 (Peterborough Campus)

University of British Columbia

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Monday, February 19, 2018 (Presidents’ Day)
Friday, November 23, 2018 (US Thanksgiving)

University of Guelph

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Sunday, March 29, 2020 (Guelph Campus Day)

University of Guelph-Humber

Sunday, March 29, 2020 (Applied Sciences, Guelph-Humber)

Ontario Tech University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Spring Open House)

University of Ottawa

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Spring Open House)

University of Toronto

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, 2020 (St George Campus)
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Scarborough)
Sunday, March 29, 2018 (Mississauga)

University of Waterloo

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Open House)

University of Windsor

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 7, 2020 (Open House)

Western University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Brescia, Huron, King’s, and Main)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Friday, March 13, 2020 (Music)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (Brantford)
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (Waterloo)

York University

Campus Tours throughout March Break Week
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Open House)

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