Humber College swung its doors open last Saturday to give prospective students a chance to explore what the biggest college in Canada has to offer.
At least 6,000 people were expected at the North, Lakeshore and Orangeville campuses on Nov. 7.
Humber had stations set up to represent every school within the college, along with general sessions to answer questions about transferring, financial aid and counseling services.
“They can come in with the different programs they have in mind, come up with a bunch of questions and just ask the faculty and staff,” said Thu Dang, 20, who was working at the North campus event.
Staff and students volunteered at the booths and informed prospects about programs and what the school had to offer. Many of the labs were opened for tours offering people a look at what technology and equipment would be available if they chose Humber.
Denica Bittner and Leanna Gouin, both 17, are best friends finishing up their Grade 12 year at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary in Lindsay, Ont. They had begun the hunt for a post-secondary institution, and Humber was their first stop.
The interior design program intrigued both, but after visiting the open house, they found a lot more potential programs that drew their attention.
“It’s been good,” said Gouin about the open house. “It’s very welcoming, and very, very informative.”
Rachel Deltorre, 17, from Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, attended the open house and found people were helpful. She is interested in Humber because they had her program and the campus is close to her house.
“I want to do ER nursing because there is always something new,” said Deltorre. “There’s always a different emergency.”
The open house ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individual campus tours can be booked on the Humber Website.