Fall Open House a chance for prospective students to Go Far, Together with the U of R

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: October 6, 2022 3:00 p.m.

U of R staff speaks with an attendee of the 2019 Fall Open House.
U of R staff speaks with an attendee of the 2019 Fall Open House. Credit: U of R Photography

Nervous about the transition from high school to university, Sundus Zia attended the Fall Open House at the University of Regina in 2018.

“Just getting prepared beforehand helps a lot with managing some of that stress,” said Zia, a computer science student now in her final year of her undergraduate degree.

Zia said she was leaning towards  attending the U of R and the open house cemented the decision for her. She applied that day on the spot.

“The main thing I really like is that it’s not too big,” Zia said. “The fact that it’s a little bit on the smaller size compared to other universities is seen as a good point because you get to make lots of friends, you see people regularly.”

Sundus Zia
U of R Ambassador Sundus Zia is pictured in the Research and Innovation Centre, one of the buildings in which she will be leading campus tours during Fall Open House. Credit University Advancement and  Communications

Zia,  part of the U of R Ambassador program, will be leading campus tours and sharing her favourite things about her school at this year’s Fall Open House – which is back in-person after two years online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 and will be held in the gyms at  the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport. In addition to campus tours and the option to apply on the spot, there will be faculty sessions,  resources for parents and guardians, information about hands-on learning and work placements at the U of R, and an expo of student clubs and supports.

Open house organizer Kayla Schmaus, the U of R’s student recruitment manager, said the event is a prime opportunity for students to explore what the University has to offer and determine whether the institution is the right fit for them.

Schmaus, who graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2015, said going on a campus tour as a prospective student is actually what swung the pendulum for her.

“I find that the individuals who work on campus, whether they’re staff or faculty, really strive to make this place feel like a community where students have access to the resources to help them be successful. People take the time answer questions, to guide students on their journey of figuring out what they want to do, where they want to go, and who they want to be,” Schmaus said. 

For more information on Fall Open House, contact enrolment services at enrolment.services@uregina.ca or 306-585-4591.