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UMFK to hold second-annual campus-wide open house

October 1, 2004

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On Monday, October 25 the University of Maine at Fort Kent will be hosting a campus-wide open house to show prospective students all the campus has to offer.

The event is designed for prospective students from throughout the local region, State of Maine and beyond.

It will feature presentations on various aspects of the campus community, discussions on each of the degree programs offered by the university, campus tours, and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

"We had such success with the open house last year, we decided to continue the newly founded tradition and open our doors again to interested future students," said Melik Peter Khoury, director of admissions. "The open house will help inform prospective students about the wonderful opportunities available at UMFK."

The day will begin with check-in, registration, and continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the Bengal's Lair, followed by a welcome address from UMFK President Richard Cost and Khoury in the Fox Auditorium.

Attendees will then hear a presentation on financial aid led by Ellen Cost, acting director of financial aid.

Campus tours, including a visit to the new residence hall, The Lodge, as well as the new building that houses the Acadian Archives, will be provided by UMFK student ambassadors.

Following the campus tours, students will visit the Nadeau Hall teleconference room, where faculty representing each academic program will be on hand at separate stations to provide an overview of their degree program.

"This part of the open house will provide possible future UMFK students the opportunity to not only meet our faculty, but interact with them about a specific program that interests them. In some cases, this part of our day may help someone make the decision of what might be a good fit for them as they make plans to further their education," said Cathy Saucier, assistant director of admissions and open house coordinator.

Following the program fair, attendees will be treated to lunch prior to a wrap-up session at 1:00 p.m.

Counselors from UMFK's admission's staff will be on hand afterwards to meet individually with persons who need further information or who would like to initiate or further their status in the admissions process.

"This will be a day filled with fun and information, as well as future options for those potential students that want to discover how their future can be "golden" at UMFK. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and welcome the future generation of UMFK students," said Khoury. "If you already know what you want to study, it's a great opportunity to check out our programs. If you are undecided about your future this is a very good opportunity to help you find what you can do at UMFK."

To register or for more information, contact the Admissions Office at 834-7600 or toll free at 1-888-879-8635 or log on to UMFK's web site at http://www.umfk.maine.edu/admissions/openhouse