Largest Turnout in Four Years Investigates College’s Academic Programs and Services

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange’s Fall Admissions Open House drew 156 prospective students to the George F. Shepard Student Center Wednesday night (Oct. 15), providing the College with its largest crowd in four years and nearly doubling the attendance from last autumn.

PHOTO: 2008 SUNY Orange Admissions Open HouseIn all, 329 people were on hand to discuss the College’s programs and services with faculty and staff members from across campus. A year ago, the College had 82 prospective students attend the Open House as part of an overall crowd of 175.

“The Open House was a wonderful success and we were thrilled with the results,” said Michael Roe, director of admissions and student recruitment. “More and more, I think people are realizing the quality and value associated with a SUNY Orange education. With New York State and Orange County each contributing a third of our funding, we are able to keep our tuition low and make higher education accessible for many students.

“We always embrace the opportunity to provide prospective students and their parents with answers to any questions they may have, and I feel confident that they left the event with a very positive feeling about including SUNY Orange in their college decision-making process,” Roe added. “And I want to especially thank our faculty and staff for making that happen.”

For those prospective students and parents in attendance, the College was able to showcase its academic programs, student support services and extracurricular activities, while providing information on financial aid, admissions, the Honors Program, tutorial services, Kindercollege, and advising and counseling. Interested students were also able to acquire information regarding courses offered at the Newburgh campus and the College’s satellite locations at Monroe-Woodbury, Port Jervis and Warwick Valley high schools.

In addition, members of the SUNY Orange Ambassadors, a service-oriented student group, joined with staff and faculty members to provide guided tours of the College’s picturesque Middletown campus.

The Admissions staff will continue with its Admissions Group Information Sessions, a series of presentations scheduled regularly each week both in Middletown and Newburgh. For a listing of dates and times, visit the “Admissions Events” web site at or contact Admissions at (845) 341-4030.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940