Christendom College welcomed 90 visitors to campus for its annual Veterans Day open house on November 11. This was the second open house this semester, with the participants leaving campus enthusiastic about Christendom and eager to continue learning more about the college and its diverse offerings.

The day began with a welcome address from College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, followed by vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden speaking about alumni success and the value of a liberal arts degree in the workplace. After his address, students sat in on a class, while parents heard from admissions director Sam Phillips about financial aid and again from McFadden about the importance of choosing a Catholic college.

Students and parents attended 11:30 Mass, a fixture of daily life at Christendom, and then enjoyed a catered luncheon with faculty members, staff, and student ambassadors.

Lunch was followed by a campus tour, led by the admissions counselors Clare Tapsak and Cecelia Gronemeyer. During the tour, visitors were not just able to see campus, but learn more about Christendom’s academics, community life, and extracurriculars.

The day concluded with two more talks. Dr. Kevin Tracy, academic dean and associate professor of classics, discussed Christendom’s core curriculum and the value of studying the liberal arts. Afterwards, Phillips spoke about study abroad opportunities, campus clubs and sports, and led a question and answer discussion.

Events such as these are an excellent opportunity for students and their parents to learn more about Christendom. The next open house events will be held during the spring semester. You can learn more or register here.

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