June 15, 2024


Conestoga College remains a popular choice amongst high school seniors in the tri-cities, with many saying they will apply to Conestoga because of its reputation.

Both young and old showed up to the Doon campus Nov. 24 to attend the college’s annual fall open house which helps inform potential students looking for a post-secondary education about their options. Programs set up in the recreation centre were staffed by faculty and current students, who outlined what the programs were all about and answered questions.

High school student, Candice Mckee, who was touring the school with her family, decided to give Conestoga a look after her cousin, who is currently a student on campus, recommended it. Although she is still attending high school, she is already focusing on getting accepted to Conestoga for practical nursing.

“I’ve just heard really good things about the school from other people and from my cousin. I haven’t really applied anywhere else yet,” she said.

The majority of those touring the school were high school seniors either accompanied by family or friends and all seemed enthusiastic about Conestoga as well as the reputation the school held.

Mallory Pellatt came to the open house after hearing from friends that the graphic design program was one of the best in the area. She has high hopes of getting into the program but is leaving her options open by applying to other schools as well. Her friend Sarah Dubeck came to the open house because she was attracted to the nursing program.

“The nursing program here interests me. I like nursing and I’m looking for hands-on experience,” she said.

With approximately 2,000 people attending the open house, Conestoga is guaranteed to see some new faces next year.