KPU Surrey Open House is educational and entertaining

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Surrey, B.C.  Canada’s leading polytechnic university is once again throwing open its doors for its annual Surrey Open House later this month.

The Surrey campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will be a hub of activity, creativity and inspiration on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Future students, local businesses, families and the general public are invited to check out interactive exhibits, attend mini-lectures, take a campus tour, and connect with instructors, students and alumni.

The event, which caters to over 1,000 visitors each year, has an exciting array of activities meant to showcase the variety of academic programs and areas of study available at KPU, including design, turf management, arts, science, health, business and trades.

Activities including sculpture creation, an indoor putting green and mini golf, a chemistry magic show, salsa dance lessons and a social media contest. There will also be entertainment, prizes and The Beat 94.5 on site to make the day as memorable as it is educational. There will be a free shuttle between campus and the nearby Newton Athletic Park for visitors who want to see the KPU Eagles men’s and women’s soccer teams in action at the Eagle’s Nest.

Prizes include $500 tuition waivers and other prizes totalling more than $3,000. You can win prizes by tweeting and using the hashtag #KPUOpenHouse: your tweet may even end up on the big screen on campus.

While not required, advance registration is recommended at

KPU Surrey is located at 12666-72nd Ave. Parking is free. For more information, contact the KPU Future Students’ Office at 604-599-3030 or email

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at


Media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist, KPU
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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