It’s Open House Season at OISE!

by Viel
MEd, Adult Education & Community Development

October. A time of year when Pumpkin Spiced Lattes take over our newsfeeds whether you like it or not. A time of year when turkeys and candy cloud our judgement in moments of hunger. A time of year when both graduate and undergraduate students alike work tirelessly to turn papers, assignments, and presentations into academic gold, while simultaneously wishing  winter break can come sooner rather than later. October is also an important time of month when all three campuses get to meet and to talk to future students like you!

Yes, it’s already that time of year—it’s Open House Season!

What’s so important about Open Houses, anyways?  

From a prospective student point of view, it is really difficult to look for the right answers to your questions and to see if the program  and the campus is really right for you. Some prospective students may become confused about the admissions process and some prospective students might not know exactly where to start. I think that it’s important to realize that you need to start somewhere and the OISE Open House might be the perfect start for you.

At the University of Toronto, Fall Campus Days is a time when the university “opens” their doors to many of our prospective students. We do our part in making sure that you get to see a sneak peek of what life on campus is like and whether or not our campus would be a good fit for you. Many representatives from our programs, recruitment team, student clubs and organizations, and current students are around to talk to you about the various programs and services that are available to you on campus. You can even find people that will help you in answering most of your questions and easing your worries about the application process. Though some of your questions may not all be answered that day, what’s important is that you will be able to know the right people to talk to.

Coming from someone who has attended many of these Open Houses, I assure you it is the perfect time for you to visit OISE! You can definitely learn a lot about the programs, OISE in general, and all the helpful resources and services that are available to you. It also gives you an opportunity to meet many of your future professors and classmates! You will also be able to get a feel of what the university is like and what to expect when September 2018 rolls in.

Do I need to bring anything?  

You don’t need to bring much! Most of what you need will already be there for you. Bring a friend or two, or perhaps a family member. You also might want to prepare some general questions that you may want to ask. It’s best to have a program in mind that you would like to apply to, but other than that, that’s really all you need.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars! Get your PRESTO and TTC passes ready! Prepare your questions! OISE will be hosting three Open Houses this month and we want YOU to join! Even if you might be on campus visiting one of UofT’s Fall Campus Days, it doesn’t hurt to come by and say hello to us!

When do these Open Houses take place?  

OISE has three Open Houses taking place this month. Deciding which one to go to really depends on which program you would like to apply to.

Teacher Education Open House  –  Saturday, October 14, 2017
Registration 9 – 9:30 am; Event time: 9:30 – 12:30 pm

Research Programs (MA, EdD, PhD) Open House – Saturday, October 14
Registration 10 – 10:30 am; Event time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Master of Education (MEd) Open House – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Registration 9:30 -10:00 am; Event time: 10:00 am – 1 pm

Do I need to register?

YES! You do! If you are interested in attending the Open House, please register here.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

In the meantime, if you have any questions/concerns, you can contact me on


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