| March 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm
On February 26, 2009, the Simon Fraser University (SFU) at the Surrey Campus held its annual Open House. The Open House is a special event where the campus becomes open to the general public. Hundreds of students volunteered at the event and worked hard to make it a success. At the entrance of the campus known as the Mezzanine, visitors and prospecting students were warmly greeted and were given information about the programs SFU had to offer. The Entrance itself contained live performances and hourly events throughout the evenings. Throughout the campus, the main demonstrations, lectures and stations were displayed representing the different programs and faculties that SFU provides. Volunteering Students at each station provided their knowledge of the specific program they're stationed at. Each station contained very detailed information about the program along with all the courses and each were displayed uniquely fitting with the program. The Physics department allowed the guests to see what kind of equipment students can use in that program, including Vann De Graaff generator and a sound wave reader. The Interactive Art department revealed samples of their amazing works and designs. Their presentation of using both art and computer technology caught a majority of the visitor's attention. As a volunteer, I was able to discuss with people that visited my station. There were many positive comments about what they thought of SFU.
Overall, the Open House was a success. Approximately over 2500 current and prospective students and their families, as well as general community members attended this event. Many of them wanted to learn more about our beautiful campus and what our programs had to offer. It is clear that the Surrey campus of SFU may expect a large number of students in the next few years.