The Admissions Office's Open Houses See Large Increase in Attendance
Monday, Dec. 02, 2019
Utah State University’s Office of Admissions completed its annual fall run of open houses. This year, 4,693 people attended, more than 400 than attended last year. Students who qualified were awarded scholarships on the spot.
There were 25 open houses spanning 13 states, including California, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Colorado and Arizona. USU faculty members, staff and current students attended to answer questions and give more in-depth information about being an Aggie.
“All of the USU staff, students and faculty worked hard to make this year’s open houses a huge success,” said Katie Jo North, executive director of Admissions and Recruitment. “Recruiters and staff reached out to high schools and counselors beforehand to ensure the word was out to prospective students. A major part of our success is attributed to the strong relationships we have built with high schools. We’ve developed a positive reputation that attracts communities to promote USU as a great university to earn a degree.”
Part of the major appeal for many prospective students is USU beautiful campus and the student life experience made up of events, student housing, classes and more. This year, the Admissions Office added virtual reality videos with headsets that allowed attendees to see a football game, classroom lecture, the annual luminary event and more popular events and activities as if they were there.
Each open house offered tables from each of USU’s colleges that provided more information, student involvement and free Aggie Ice Cream.
- - Ryan Jensen, Assistant Director of Communications, Admissions