660-plus students get crash course on college life

More than 660 students and a total of 2,000-plus guests — counting parents, friends and siblings — took part in last month’s Fall Open House at the University of North Dakota.

The on-campus visit always is a great way for students to experience a crash course in college life while their parents are allowed to ask all the questions they want without suffering snarky looks from their high school seniors. (Researchers don’t know why, but for some reason, the eye-roll reflex is less common when 100 of their teen’s peers are present.) And besides, sometimes MOM OR DAD DO POSE A GOOD QUESTION.

Guests at the open house were able to take a walking tour of campus, square up their space in a residence hall and see for themselves that the dining centers really do serve far more than meatloaf and gravy. Plus, they met faculty, reviewed admission details, talked about campus safety, scholarships and aid. It was all about getting to know UND and their future home away from home.

Other weekday and Saturday visits are available, as well as special dates for certain academic areas. Students can learn more about scheduling a visit at UND.edu.