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Plattsburgh State Open House April 16

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will be bustling with activity this weekend with the inauguration of Dr. John Ettling, the 10th president of the College. The weekend also offers the opportunity for prospective students to visit campus with their families for the Office of Admission's annual Spring Open House.

For more than 20 years, the Plattsburgh State Office of Admissions has hosted a Spring Open House, which will take place Saturday, April 16 for potential incoming students. Open House is not just for high school seniors -- invited students include prospective and newly accepted high school and transfer students. More than 1,300 students and family members are expected to come to campus Saturday for the half-day program.

Spring Open House is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with a general information session in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Topics during this session include an overview of academics and information on student life on campus.

After the general information session, students and their families will follow student tour guides around campus and will see everything Plattsburgh State has to offer while having their questions answered by the tour guide.

Tours will visit Feinberg Library, Myers Fine Arts Building, Yokum Lecture Hall, Memorial Hall, Clinton Dining Hall, two residence halls -- one low-rise and one high-rise -- and will end at the Angell College Center.

After touring the campus, students will have a chance to attend the various fairs in the Angell College Center. At the Academic Fair, students can meet with faculty from all academic majors and minors available at Plattsburgh State.

Many Student Association clubs will participate in the Student Club Fair showcasing their clubs and activities. There will also be a College Services Fair with more than 15 services represented including: Campus Housing, Athletics, Student Support Services, College Auxiliary Services, Student Association, Career Development Center, computer services, financial aid, Learning Center, Student Health Center, New Student Orientation, Study Abroad, University Police, Adirondack Experience Program, Community Service programs, Equal Opportunity Program, Transfer Services and Admissions.

Richard Higgins, director of admissions at SUNY Plattsburgh, said that this year's Open House will be the largest in a number of years.

"We're very excited about the response we've had to this year's Open House with more than 1,300 students and families saying they wanted to come and visit the campus," said Higgins. "Open House is the culminating visitation event for students interested in enrolling at Plattsburgh State. We're rolling out the 'red carpet' and showing them what Plattsburgh State is all about."

For more information on Spring Open House, contact the Office of Admissions at 518-564-2040 or email [email protected]


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