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UMFK plans two upcoming open houses

October 7, 2005

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On Saturday, October 22, 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 academic areas offered by the university, campus tours, and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

"Building upon the momentum of the last two years of open houses, UMFK is pleased to host two open houses this year," said Douglas Barley, director of admissions. "The first open house will be on Saturday, October 22, and the second will be on Saturday, November 19. We hope that prospective students and their families can join us on one of the two days that we are making available. Please call 1-888-TRY-UMFK to reserve your space, as we are filling up spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis."

The day will begin with check-in, registration, and continental breakfast at 9:00 a.m. in the Bengal's Lair, followed by a welcome address from UMFK President Richard Cost and Barley in the Fox Auditorium.

Attendees will then hear a presentation on student affairs led by Scott Voisine, director of student affairs. This will be followed up with presentations about the opportunities offered by each of the academic divisions at UMFK. Attendees will be treated to a brunch afterwards.

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

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 answer questions about their degree program.

"Following up on the brief academic presentations in the morning session, 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.

After the program fair, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a wrap-up session at 1:30 p.m.

To register or for more information, contact the admissions office at 834-7600 or toll free at 1-888-879-8635 or send an e-mail to umfkadm@maine.edu.