500 visit campus to 'Discover Kettering'
There were 500 visitors on campus Saturday, Aug. 4, when Kettering University hosted its summer open house, "Discover Kettering."
Nathan Harvey of Corunna was there.
And so were Jared Zarb and his mother, Donna, from Milford, and Janna Corkins and her parents Cheryl and Glenn of Fenton.
In fact, there were 500 visitors on campus Saturday, Aug. 4, when Kettering University hosted its summer open house, "Discover Kettering."
To event organizers - Jennifer Jennings, Jenelle Allen and Cherie Taylor of the admissions office - the day went "very well."
"Everything seemed to flow nicely," Jennings said. "There were 100 current Kettering students who volunteered, and faculty and staff representatives from all over campus. Every department was represented in one aspect or another," she said.
"People liked the fact that it's an open house, giving them options during their visit," Allen added.
In all, 188 prospective Kettering students came to campus. The day's events included a College Expo, where all academic department and student-related departments were represented, along with tours of the Academic Building, Thompson Residence Hall, and the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center. Lab presentations included manufacturing, automotive, laser radioisotope, heat transfer, electricity and solid-state electronics and metallurgy labs. There were also information sessions for admissions, corporate relations and financial aid, as well as student panel question and answer sessions.
Discover Kettering' is free and open to the public. The next session is Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual autumn open house. Nov. 17 is "Instant Decision Day," when prospective students are invited to bring their application, transcript, test scores and Kettering staff will be able to provide an "instant decision" on their admissions status. A free lunch is provided for Discover Kettering.' Reservations are requested by calling toll-free in theU.S. or Canada at 1-800-955-4464, ext. 9680. Locally, the office of admissions is available at (810) 762-7865.
WHAT'S NEW??: Kettering University now offers admissions tours daily: Monday-Friday between 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The personalized tours are available by calling 1-800-955-4464, ext. 7865. Up to 30 people a day are now touring campus on a daily basis.