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Four Tips for a Successful Virtual Open House Visit

Friday, October 30, 2020

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (October 28, 2020) — On Saturday, November 14, 2020, MassBay Community College will host a virtual Fall Open House to welcome prospective students and their families. This program, typically held in-person, will take place online where visitors can learn more about our programs of study and career paths without leaving their homes.

To help students make the most of their virtual college visits, here are some suggested tips to follow:

  1. Register
    Life gets busy, so don’t forget to RSVP for the virtual event and add it to your calendar. This will ensure the college of your choice emails you the meeting link. You can likely also sign up for notifications about how to register for classes, to join an in-person tour when campus opens up, and to receive information on college activities, athletics, and other ways to get involved.
  2. Technology
    Before you log on to the virtual Open House or campus visit and start chatting, be sure your device is charged, you have a strong internet connection, and, if possible, are using earbuds or headphones. Find a quiet spot and log into the event a few minutes early to be sure you don’t have any technical issues.
  3. Listen and ask questions
    If you already have questions to ask ahead of time, be sure to write them down so you don’t forget. Prior to logging on to the event, grab a pen and paper to write down notes and any other questions that may come up during the presentation. If you don’t get your questions answered, follow up with an email to the college’s admissions office. For MassBay Open House, you can email
  4. Students and alumni
    The best way to get a feel for an institution is by hearing directly from current students and alumni about their experiences. What do they like about this college? Did they have challenges along the way? What are their suggestions for academic, personal, and social success at the college? Their feedback could help you narrow down your choices during the selection process and provide beneficial insights for you to learn if you will enjoy learning at that particular college.

To learn more about MassBay’s Fall Open House or to register for the event, visit

MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for two-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England, and #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded lifelong learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.

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