By: Rob Lowery
Posted: Oct. 4, 2011
Central Washington University is expecting more than 650 high school and community college students, their families, and friends to attend Experience Central this Saturday, Oct. 8, during the university’s annual open house.
“This event gives students a chance to visit campus, who otherwise may not be able to do so,” said Chris Wright, CWU’s Open House and Visitation Program coordinator. “Since they can choose which events to attend, it’s a great chance for students—and parents—to learn more about our university. Many students come here as a direct result of visiting our campus, so we want them to really ‘Experience Central.’”
Following welcoming remarks from CWU President James L. Gaudino at 9 a.m., university faculty, staff, and students will showcase what the university has to offer in the way of housing, academic programs and opportunities, student clubs and organizations, and athletic and recreational activities available at Central. At noon, a Wildcat Pride pep rally is scheduled, leading up to the Wildcats’ home football game against Western Oregon at 1 p.m.
Experience Central actually begins at 7:30 a.m. with a charity pancake breakfast hosted by the Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU), which will be served until 9:45 a.m. While the food is free, donations of canned good for the local food pantry will be accepted.
For more information about Experience Central, call 509-963-1262, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.