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News Release

April 22, 2002

Hundreds of students to visit campus

Hundreds of secondary school students and their families will be descending on the University of Guelph this week for two recruitment conferences being co-ordinated by Admission Services.

The Guelph Interaction Conference runs April 25, giving secondary school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 a chance to experience the living and learning environment of a university community. Students can choose two sessions from more than 30 offerings by U of G students, faculty and staff. Topics include “What Will You Learn at the University of Guelph?” with Prof. Fred Evers, Sociology and Anthropology; “Varsity Athletics at Guelph: The Student Athlete Experience” with Tom Arnott of the Department of Athletics; “Playful Pigs and Contented Cows: What Do Animals Need?” with Prof. Tina Widowski, Animal and Poultry Science; and “Tips for Financial Survival” with Joanne Poluch of Student Financial Services.

On April 26, U of G hosts the Guelph Connection Conference, providing an opportunity for Guelph applicants and their families to explore the University and to register in interactive sessions related to academic disciplines and student services. Student participants will learn more about life as a university student, hear about some of the research being conducted on campus and experience university-style lectures. Parents will have a chance to find out more about admissions, scholarships, co-op, residence life, athletics and a range of other academic and student life issues.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, 824-4120, Ext. 3338.

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