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University to Host Undergraduate Open House November 17

Published: November 08, 2019 | Categories: All News, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Business
Welcome Center at night

November 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

The University will host high school students and their parents at an open house on Sunday, November 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Commons. The event is free, but advance online reservation is required by visiting or calling 413-782-1312.

Guests will have the chance to tour the campus and residence halls, meet current students, have academic questions answered by members of the faculty, and get a general overview of the admissions and financial aid process. Information will also be available for students interested in academic merit scholarships which range up to $22,000 per year and other special scholarships, which include new $5,000 Women in Business and Women in Engineering Scholarships which are in addition to the above academic merit awards.

The day will conclude with an exhibit where students and families can have lunch, gather more information on student clubs and activities, honors programs, athletic opportunities at both the NCAA and intramural levels, as well as hear from the Career Development Center regarding the varied internship and career opportunities Western New England University students are receiving.

"We are in a time in our nation where there is a lot of focus on the state of higher education, and for good reason. We know that families are not only looking for a quality academic experience, but expect clear return on investment," says Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Bryan Gross. "Our student outcomes are impressive and both students and employers are taking notice that we are a University with a unique focus on student success. The undergraduate Open House is the perfect opportunity to tour our beautiful campus, meet with members of our faculty, ask questions to current students, and get a sense of the community spirit that makes Western New England University a truly special place."

Prospective students interested in learning more about careers in Sport Management or Social Work are invited to specialized information sessions during the open house.

Career in Sport Management Panel

This event is open to prospective students at all levels who want to learn more about the incredible outcomes of the Sport Management program. The panel will include College of Business Interim Dean Dr. Sharianne Walker and several professional leaders in Sport Management.

Western New England University is accredited by AACSB International, the world's top accrediting body for business schools. The Sport Management major is also accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). It is one of only a few sport management programs in the U.S. accredited by both COSMA and AACSB International.

Social Work Luncheon

The Social Work Luncheon is open to prospective students at all levels who want to have a chance to meet with a small group of faculty members, current students, and alumni of the Social Work program, and to discover more about the program's accreditation, including the opportunity to complete four internships in four years. This luncheon is open to all students and families who want to learn more about the field of social work, and what makes the Western New England University program such a great value.

The Council on Social Work Education, (CSWE) has awarded its highest marks to the Western New England University Social Work program. This accreditation qualifies students to apply for Advanced Standing in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs to earn their master's degree in one year, rather than two.

For more information regarding the Women in Business and Women in Engineering scholarships visit