DANVILLE, KY-The admission office of Centre College will host an open house for high school juniors twice this spring. The first open house is set for Saturday, March 11, and the second one will be held Saturday, May 13.
As part of each open house, Centre will offer a program describing admission requirements, financial aid options and scholarships. Students and their parents also may talk with faculty members and take a campus tour.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Combs Student Center. Campus tours will be offered 10-11 a.m., followed by information sessions on academic offerings, application procedures and financial aid.
Interested students may register for the open house or obtain additional information by calling the Centre admission office at 800-423-6236 or 606-238-5350. Advance registration is encouraged, although not required.
Centre is a selective liberal arts college and recently was chosen to host the only vice presidential debate in the upcoming national elections. The candidates for vice president of the United States will meet at Centre on Thursday, Oct. 5, for a debate in the college's Norton Center for the Arts. The event is expected to attract close to 2,000 journalists from around the world.
Centre is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the 50 best liberal arts colleges in the nation. The college maintains study abroad programs in England, France and Latin America, and students may complete internships at locations throughout the United States.
Among Centre's outstanding graduates are historical figures such as Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan and U.S. Vice President John Breckinridge, as well as contemporary leaders such as corporate executive David Grissom of Louisville, Ky., and playwright Mary Hall Surface of Washington, D.C.
Coordinator of public information: Patsi Barnes Trollinger