Cook Honors College Upcoming Open Houses

Posted on 2/18/2011 11:07:27 AM

The students and staff of the Cook Honors College at IUP are excited to announce that they will be hosting open houses on March 25 and 26 and April 15 and 16, 2011.

The open houses are for prospective students in their sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school who are interested in the Cook Honors College (CHC). With honors student panels, questions and answer sessions for parents, building and campus tours, mock core classes, and some laid-back hangout time with current HC students, the open houses will provide great opportunities for high school students to spend some time at the CHC and “try it on for size”.

Adam Santavy, a current freshman at the CHC who attended an open house during his college decision-making process says; “Attending the open house was the deciding factor on whether or not to come to the Honors College. I was wavering back and forth; I was very intimidated by the high academic expectations. The open house, mock core, and family-like atmosphere changed my perspective!”

When asked if he was worried about the overnight portion of the open house, current HC freshman Dave Gershgorn cheerfully replied with; “A little bit, but only because I was sleeping in a room full of relative strangers. Once you know some familiar faces, it’s not so bad.”

We encourage anyone who is considering the CHC, or anyone who is just plain curious about what CHC is and how it works, to attend one of the open houses and get to know us. Any student who wants to participate should complete the registration form or e-mail the Honors College ( We look forward to meeting all the prospective students!