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CU Denver hosts Open House

Prospective students learn about offerings, options and opportunities

10/29/2012
A family learns about health science opportunities
​By Amanda Heersink | University Communications

DENVER - Another successful Admissions Open House​ was hosted Sunday by the CU Denver Admissions Office. Hundreds of prospective students showed up at the Auraria Events Center to find out about options and opportunities to pursue higher education.

University representatives were on hand at the more than 60 tables that wrapped around the gym. Prospective students could ask questions and pick up brochures about majors, colleges, financial aid, scholarships, academic counseling, housing and a range of other services that are offered by CU Denver.

For students and their parents or guests who were interested in getting familiar with the campus they could join tours that included a stop at the Campus Village Apartments.

Always popular at the Open House are focused information sessions on topics such as financial aid, academic requirements and other subjects. Presenters provided overviews followed by opportunities for students to ask questions.

One perspective student, Kelsey, a senior from Strasburg High School, said, “I’ve already emailed a few people from the Chemistry Department, so it’s nice to meet them in person now.”

A recurring question asked of tour guides: "Is CU Denver and CU-Boulder the same school?"  

“They are both in the CU System, but they are separate schools,” the tour guides explained, “CU Denver is kind of an unknown school. It tends to get lost between CU-Boulder and University of Denver.”


Embry, a junior from Cheyenne South High School, was very interested in a Public Health/Health Science major. “I didn’t even realize you could get your undergrad in health sciences. I’m really glad I know that now though.”

As has been the experience at previous Open House events, the College of Arts & Media booths were very popular among prospective students as well as the Student Life booth.

“I’ve learned so much about the opportunities at CU Denver today, I had no idea there were so many choices and different ways to get help,” said Kim, a sophomore at Lewis Palmer High School, “I’m really glad that we came today.”

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Contact: amanda.heersink@ucdenver.edu

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