Office of Public Affairs
Nov. 19, 2003
FALL OPEN HOUSES SHOW RISING INTEREST IN OSWEGO
OSWEGO -- If the two main fall admissions open
houses are any indication, prospective students' interest in SUNY
Oswego is rising, college officials said.
Despite overcast and rainy skies, the Veterans' Day
open house came shining through with a record turnout, said Katie
Maxwell, a SUNY Oswego admissions counselor who coordinates the open
houses. About 340 families showed up, meaning that prospective
students, parents and siblings pushed the attendance at the Veterans'
Day session over 1,000, she said.
That followed one of the larger turnouts for the
annual Columbus Day open house, when around 300 families attended. "We
were so excited about Columbus Day, thinking that was huge, and this
turnout blew it away," Maxwell said.
"It seems like interest in Oswego is definitely on
the rise," she said. "The feedback we've received from both open houses
has been positive."
Maxwell thanked all the people who put in extra work
to make open house visitors feel welcome. The ultimate test of the
success of these events, and the spring open house on April 5, will
become clear at the end of the admissions cycle, she noted.
"I just hope we can convert these numbers into more
applications and commitments," Maxwell said. "The main question is how
this impacts the quality and quantity of students who ultimately come
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