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October 10, 2016

Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center to Host Open House Event
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center will host an open house event for prospective students from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. 

Attendees can talk to university representatives, learn about financial aid programs, meet with counselors and submit admissions applications. 

“We welcome interested students to attend the Open House event for the opportunity to speak with program representatives who will be on-hand to answer questions,” said Cathy Ritz, chief operating officer of the COC Foundation. “Attendees will also have the chance to obtain information about new programs that will soon be available.” 

The University Center currently offers 40 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through partner institutions such as CSU Bakersfield, CSU Northridge, University of La Verne, Brandman University and National University.   

Since the University Center opened its doors in 2002, more than 2,600 students have graduated from its programs without having to leave the Santa Clarita Valley. 

The University Center is best accessed via University Center Drive, the southernmost campus entrance on Rockwell Canyon Road. Parking in the campus parking lots 13, 14, and 15 is free for this event.

The open house event is free and open to the public. 

For more information about the College of the Canyons University Center open house event and programs, call (661) 362-5150 or visit