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Thunder and threats of rain did not deter the SUNY Plattsburgh Office of Admissions from showing off the SUNY Plattsburgh campus as prospective students and their families arrived for the annual Summer Open House.
The event is for students who are starting to explore their college options.
Campus tours, a student services fair, admissions presentation and current-student panel gave participants an overview of what to expect from SUNY Plattsburgh academics and student life.
More than 225 prospective students were on campus Friday, “mostly rising high school seniors,” said Carrie Woodward, director of admissions. “When you add in their family members, we saw 400-plus visitors to campus.”
“Many of our Open House guests were planning to extend their trip to experience July in beautiful upstate New York,” Woodward said. With the 40th annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival having been held during the weekend, Plattsburgh Redbirds minor league baseball playing on Chip Cummings Field behind the Field House, hiking and camping in the Adirondacks, and day trips to Lake Placid and Montreal, the area offers so much to do, Woodward said.
“I’d heard about the communications program here,” Brendan said. “I’ve been visiting the SUNY schools that have communications.”
“So far we’ve looked at Oswego and Geneseo,” his mother said. “But we’ve really liked Plattsburgh. The campus is small and compact — not so spread out. We like that. And it’s just beautiful. The drive up here — we’ve never been in this part of the state. It was lovely.”
She said she hopes her husband, who couldn’t make it to the July 7 Open House, can make it to one of the many tours offered by the Office of Admissions. Students who couldn’t make the Open House but are interested in SUNY Plattsburgh can schedule individual tours.
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