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Undergraduate Open House September 27

Published: September 15, 2020 | Categories: Law, Business, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, All News, Engineering, Arts and Sciences
"Fall Open House" over photo of campus in fall.

The University will host high school students and their parents in a virtual open house on Sunday, September 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free, but advanced reservation is required by visiting the Undergraduate Open House website at or calling the Admissions Office at 413-782-1312.

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Retention and Dean of First Year Students Kerri Jarzabski will lead guests on a live virtual tour of the campus, introduce them to the University’s new President, Dr. Robert Johnson, and show them what life is like as a Golden Bear. Along the way, prospective students and their families will learn about academic opportunities within the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering; our new 4U Advising Program and options for Academic Support; living on campus and commuting; student activities; athletics, and more.

"I am so excited to have a chance to meet our prospective students at this event," says Jarzabski. "Even though we are not able to have large numbers of students on campus, I am confident that those that attend will get a true sense of the Golden Bear spirit that exists on our campus."

To wrap up the event, Dean Jarzabski will host a live panel with student leaders, where guests will be able to ask questions directly to students.

After the formal event, prospective families will be able to join academic break-out sessions, watch a video overview, and join a Zoom session for each college.

For a complete list of 2020-2021 Virtual Open House dates and times visit