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In a move that increases attendance capacity to five times that of past venues, the Admissions Office will hold its annual fall open house at the Whittemore Center Arena Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The move to the Whit allows organizers to invite up to 3,000 people. Past events have topped out at about 600.

“This is the largest space we’ve ever used,” says Sherry Alviso, senior assistant director of Admissions. “We wanted to target a larger audience and the Whittemore Center allows us to do that.”

In addition to a change in venue, also new this year is asking faculty and staff to open their offices to prospective students and their families. In the past, visitors have toured the colleges but have not had the opportunity to talk about specific majors.

A volunteer team of 60 students will provide campus tours while 50 resident hall directors will give students a look at the typical dorm room. ROTC students will be positioned around campus to answer questions and give directions.

Visitors will have the opportunity to check out the resource fair where 60 UNH departments will be represented. All of the 200-plus student organizations have been invited to attend as well.

“We are really thankful to the contributions of everyone across campus,” Alviso says. “Without their help we couldn’t be successful.”

To date, more than 2,000 people have signed up for the open house, including 781 students.

Read more at http://admissions.unh.edu/fall-open-house/.
Register at https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=9036.