Posted By: Danielle Lucchese on March 28, 2011
Last year for March Break I visited Mont Tremblant with some friends, and though it was a lot of fun I missed the opportunity to visit open houses at Queen’s and other universities. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat – whether you were vacationing down south or had trouble finding the right day to drive out to Kingston.
Though I was not able to come to Queen’s for the Open House, I was fortunate enough to visit Kingston twice during my second semester of grade 12. The first time, I got to stay with an older friend at her house in the student village, just 5 minutes north of the campus. The second time, I took a guided tour of the university on a Saturday with my parents. Both of these experiences greatly contributed to my decision to come to Queen’s. Once I had the opportunity to walk around the campus, I got a positive feel for the environment and was able to picture myself as a student at Queen’s.
I definitely encourage all of you to take the time and visit the campus, especially if you didn’t get the chance to during March Break. Here are some easy ways to do so:
1. Prospective students from all faculties can join in a guided campus tour, which gives a brief tour of the business building, Goodes Hall. You can find the information to sign up for one of these tours at http://www.queensu.ca/admission/contacts/campustours.html.
2. If you’re interested in a more in-depth guided tour of Goodes Hall, feel free to email the Commerce office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Usually, there is a standard meeting time of Fridays at 3:00pm where anyone can drop by for info and a tour. As part of the High School Liaison Committee, I help run the tours, and I find most prospective students learn a lot about the Commerce program that they didn’t know before visiting.
3. If you do not have the opportunity to visit Kingston, you still have the ability to use the Commerce office as a resource for answering any questions you may have. Also, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about the Commerce program, Queen’s, or Kingston in general!
- Danielle Lucchese, COMM’14