Nearly 2,000 future students and their families visited Eastern on Oct. 13 to tour campus and learn about academic programs, support services and other aspects of academic life at Eastern. The turnout was 15 percent larger than last year. Families came from Clinton, Hebron, Windsor, Guilford, Suffield, and many other Connecticut towns, as well as from out of state. A random sampling of guests found students interested in majors ranging from business administration to marketing, psychology, criminal justice and early childhood education. Several prospective students were interested in playing on such varsity teams as men's basketball, men's lacrosse and women's soccer.
In addition to a fair in the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium that featured academic departments, athletic teams and student activities, Eastern students, faculty and staff offered presentations on admissions, the arts, residential life, financial aid, and the honors program.