Eastern Michigan University opens registration for their Explore Eastern Open House on Oct. 8.
The Explore Eastern Open House is an event hosted to introduce prospective students to the university. The event features presentations from the deans of each college at EMU and an academic resource fair to display what the university offers. This lively event is held in the university's Student Center, allowing visitors to see the core of campus and observe the students going about their day.
Potential students can interact with other interested students, establish connections and make new friends before they even register. This also tends to be a common event for students to meet others looking to find roommates. Moreover, students can meet with professors personally to ask any questions they may have and understand how classes are typically structured.
The main factor considered when applying for universities is tuition and housing costs. The Explore Eastern open house shares information about financial aid, the application process, and scholarships and their eligibility requirements.
In addition to the open house in the auditorium, the university has set up many beneficial services in the Student Center for visitors to take advantage of.
A free application center on the second floor of the Student Center, room 204, allows students access to an online Fast Application, waiving the application fee. A first-look campus tour can also be joined; it is a 45 to 60-minute walking tour of Eastern’s campus, led by enrolled EMU students.
The transitional period of entering university can be overwhelming for students. It is a new environment with a new culture, filled with individuals they probably do not know. This event and the additional resources provide an organized method for students to explore the campus and break the initial ice that seems difficult to manage.
The university asks visitors to limit their guest total to two in order to stay within capacity. Hotel accommodations can be found on Eastern’s site for out-of-town visitors that want any recommendations. Additionally, the university will validate parking in the Student Center lot for any visitors with an official appointment.
Registration is open for both Oct. 8 and Nov. 5; the event will take place at EMU’s Student Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.