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UC Hosts Fall Open House

Veterans Day Event Welcomes Prospective Students, Families

Written By Marissa Filletti '18, PR Intern

300 Expected to Attend


Utica, NY (11/10/2015)
- From its recent bold move of resetting tuition to make college more affordable for students, to the unveiling of the Todd and Jennifer Hutton Sports and Recreation Dome, Utica College is truly embracing its motto to “Never Stand Still.”

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Utica College will host an Open House, inviting prospective students and their families to campus to get a taste of all that UC has to offer.

UC’s state-of-the-art facilities house 44 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and 21 graduate and pre-professional programs in up-and-coming industries such as cybersecurity, economic crime, criminal justice, nursing, occupational and physical therapy and accounting. UC also has 25 Division-III sports teams on campus.

Check-in will begin 8 a.m. in the Harold T. Clark Jr. Athletic Center. Prospective students will get the materials they need for the day and have the opportunity to meet their counselor. Early bird campus tours will depart from there from 8:15 to 8:55 a.m.

Dr. Jeffery Gates, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, and Donna Shaffner, assistant vice president for undergraduate admissions, will welcome guests at 9:30 in the Harold T. Clark Jr. Athletic Center.

At 10:15, there will be two presentations, “Six Experiences of Successful Students,” located in Strebel Auditorium. Curious about UC’s recent tuition reset? Learn how UC is striving to make college more affordable for students at the “Financial Aid and Affording a UC Education” information sessions in the Library Concourse. Student Financial Services and Career Services will hold two sessions from 10:15 to 10:40 a.m. and 10:50 to 11:15 a.m.

At 11:30, there will be a Student Majors and Resource Fair in Strebel Lounge. There, students will be able to explore UC’s undergraduate majors, minors, graduate and pre-professional programs. Information on all programs will be available with professors on hand to answer any questions.

The residence halls will be open for walk through and lunch will be offered in Clark Athletic Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Campus tours will begin departing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information on these events, contact Utica College’s Office of Admissions at (315)-792-8884 or at admiss@utica.edu. To register for the Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 11, visit https://utica.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/eform/G0.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls approximately 4,400 students in 44 undergraduate majors, 30 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


Robert Halliday, Ph.D.
Associate Provost
201B DePerno Hall

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