Date: October 13, 2005
Contact: Michael Hopkins
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, October 13, 2005 – Governors State University will hold a University-Wide Open House on Saturday, October 29. The open house begins at 10 a.m.
Prospective students and parents will be able to meet with Governors State faculty, as well as advisors for the university’s academic programs.
“We’ve set up a solid program for potential students to really get a look at the quality of GSU’s academic programs and to learn about the support services that are available to them,” said Chuck Connolly, executive director of Enrollment Services.
Connolly said representatives will be on hand to walk students through all aspects of university enrollment.
“We’ll have a workshop for undergraduate transfer students, so they can see exactly what they need to get into GSU,” Connolly said. “And we’ll show them how to pay for college, too, with a comprehensive financial aid presentation.”
Connolly noted many potential students who want to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree think they can’t afford it.
“That’s not true at GSU,” he said. “Our tuition is remarkably affordable, and there are financial aid options that can see students all the way through to their degree. We do everything we can to make sure finances aren’t a barrier.”
Representatives from the university’s Office of Career Services will also conduct a workshop that will show students how to prepare for employment and new careers.
Connolly added that there will be tours of the university and refreshments.
“This is a perfect opportunity for folks to come in and see what we have to offer up close,” Connolly said. “This is their chance to come in and look under the hood, so to speak, and kick the tires.”
Connolly said RSVP’s are appreciated but not required.
To RSVP or for more information, contact the Admission Office at 708.534.4490.