DC open house a big success

Durham College’s annual open house was a major success this year with the school welcoming 3,700 applicants, their friends and families.

This year the college’s open house was spread out across three different locations: the Oshawa campus, the Whitby campus and also Durham College’s Pickering Learning Site, which will have been open for two years this coming September.
The purpose of the open house is to showcase all that Durham College has to offer for students. Each program is unique and has different ways of promoting their respective fields.
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Employment Services had a human-sized banner sporting a quote from a student of one of its programs.
Alongside the banner was a display containing colourful pictures and information.
The School of Justice and Emergency Services took a slightly different approach with the booth it set up.
There was a banner with a quote from one of their students but instead of a display, there was a television playing a montage made by a student of all of its programs.
Some students come to the open house just to see what the college has to offer but others come hungery for more information about what life in the college will be like when they began to attend the school..
“I’m trying to bridge into York University for law because I heard they offer a really good law course,” said Mark Anthony Sullivan, a student now enrolled in Durham College for Police Foundations. “But obviously I am coming here because it is a better college.”
Other students come to the open house looking into the specifics of certain courses, while getting the opportunity to meet faculty of the program they are interested in.