The College’s Virtual Open House, a month-long offering of online events, began on April 5. The small, 60-minute live events on Zoom will continue to be offered to prospective students and current applicants until May 7.
So far, Virtual Open House has had more than 1,000 registrations, with numbers continuing to grow from individuals in our local communities and around the world. As of Wednesday, April 14, faculty and staff have connected with prospective students in more than 30 live virtual events. We’re sharing some event highlights that attendees have engaged with so far.
- What brought someone to SLC. Faculty and staff have shared a bit about their educational and professional journey leading to the College. Professors have shared their passion for teaching, research, and lifelong learning.
- Connecting with current students and alumni. Prospective students have heard program highlights and how services aid in success directly from students currently in the program or who have graduated and are now working in the field. Having current international students share their experiences has been especially engaging in events for programs that typically have high international student enrollment.
- Hearing about the student experience outside the classroom. Faculty, current students, and alumni have shared insight into the student experience beyond the classroom and labs, such as placements, articulation agreements, and other unique opportunities.
- Engaging visuals. During the fireside chats, faculty have used images that give prospective students a view into how they’ll learn in certain programs. Unable to welcome attendees onto campus, engaging visuals have shown learning spaces and labs, equipment, student projects, which has helped prompt questions and conversation from attendees.
If you are scheduled to have a Virtual Open House event and have any questions or ideas, please connect with your session moderator assigned to you (whoever sent you the calendar invite).