Lamar Community College will be hosting an Open House November 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Betz Technology Center.
"We are excited to be adding a fall Open House to our schedule this year," said Tori Hawks, Coordinator of Recruiting at LCC. "At the Open House, we can help students apply for admission, apply for scholarships, introduce them to professors, and learn more about LCC in general. We hope to see a lot of new faces here that night and help everyone that walks through the doors."
LCC's Open House will serve as a one-stop-shop for information about the college. The event will include free food and attendees will have the chance to win door prizes all night long.
LCC faculty and staff will be available to answer questions from potential students and parents, from how to get started in the college application process, to applying for financial aid and scholarships, and more. Staff from all academic departments will be on-hand to answer department-specific questions and help potential students determine the best fit for them.
Campus tours will also be offered throughout the evening.
"As with our last spring Open House, we will once again have people on hand to help with concurrent enrollment questions," continued Hawks. "So any high school students interested in earning college credit at their own high school should stop in."
Qualifying students at high schools within LCC's service area can start taking concurrent enrollment courses their sophomore year. This allows the students to earn college credit while in high school, saving them money and giving them a head start on their college degrees. All area high school students interested in earning college credit through concurrent enrollment are encouraged to attend the Open House.
Academic advisors will also be available to help any students considering taking classes over the summer or those interested in taking concurrent enrollment courses next year at their local high school.
Those interested in attending LCC will find it particularly helpful, but the event is open to the community and everyone is welcome.