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Mount Ida Fall Open House Brings Prospective Students to Campus

On Saturday, October 28, Mount Ida held its Fall Open House for prospective students. With more than 900 high school students and their parents in attendance, the day featured a wide range of presentations and tours, capped with a barbeque luncheon.

The day began with a welcome from President Barry Brown, followed by an informative presentation on the application process for admission to Mount Ida. In tandem, three similar presentations were held at several locations on campus, with introductions by Provost Ronald Akie, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura DeVeau, and Vice President for Enrollment Management Jeff Cutting.

The presentations were followed by tours and open houses at the School of Applied Sciences, School of Business, School of Design, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty members spoke to potential students about the curriculum for their respective courses of study, and tours offered a glimpse into the spaces that offer hands-on learning, including a new Media Lab featuring a state-of-the-art studio, the dental hygiene clinic, and a forensic crime lab, to name a few. Visitors were also encouraged to walk the campus to get a sense of the facilities and green space the College offers.

The day concluded with a barbeque where prospective students and their families had the chance to meet with potential classmates and parents, as well as interact with faculty and staff who were available to offer more insights into Mount Ida and answer questions.