New Jersey Institute of Technology Hosts Open House For Prospective Students

NEWARK, Oct. 17-- New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will once again host the fall open house to introduce prospective undergraduate students and their parents to the many exciting opportunities offered by NJIT, a growing public research university. By spending the afternoon strolling on campus, students can learn more about campus life, courses, activities, professors, and visit the university’s five residence halls.

More than 1500 of NJIT’s enrolled undergraduate and graduate students live on the campus which is located in the University Heights section of Newark, across the street from Rutgers University, and adjacent to Newark’s downtown business district.

The event, which typically draws at least 1500 people, will be held Sunday, October 28, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Hazell Student Center on the NJIT campus. Free parking will be available in the parking deck located on Warren Street.

“The open house is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to speak one-on-one to professors about their academic departments, the courses that they teach, and job opportunities in their respective fields,” says Kathryn Kelly, director of undergraduate admission. “NJIT prides itself on being a small, close-knit community with the opportunity for individualized attention. I always feel our fall open house gives students a flavor for the high quality educational experience they can expect to find here.”

In the earlier part of the afternoon, students and their parents may visit booths staffed by departmental representatives to acquire an overview of the university’s academic offerings. By about 2 p.m., students and parents may attend workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations hosted by professors and department chairs located in their respective building and classrooms located throughout the campus.

This year workshops include ones describing the admissions process, the honors college, the educational opportunity program, the accelerated pre-medical and pre-dental programs, programs for Spanish speaking students and student financial aid services.

Professors and department chairs from the Newark College of Engineering will offer presentations describing the college’s departments of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and manufacturing engineering, and mechanical engineering.

There will be presentations by the deans of the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) and the new College of Computing Sciences. There will also be professors from the School of Management and the College of Science and Liberal Arts who will describe what’s happening in diverse fields from biology to mathematical sciences.

“This open house is a wonderful opportunity for high school students and their parents to learn more about the marvelous educational opportunities at NJIT,” says Kelly.

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NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a “perennially most wired” university.

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