Discover KPU Richmond at the next open house


richmond-open-house-sliderKwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) annual Richmond open house is happening on Friday, October 20, 2017 and you’re invited!

The Richmond campus will be a hub of free, family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout the afternoon. Pose for photos in the selfie booth, master your design skills with some Lego building, and nab a free drink from the huggable Coke machine. The event also includes a prize wheel and money machine with cool prizes up for grabs, including a $500 tuition waiver.

Guests interested in learning more about KPU can sit down with experts from various university departments including the Future Students’ Office, Academic Advising, International, and more. Staff, faculty, students, and alumni will all be on site and available to answer questions.

Those who want to explore more of the Richmond campus can take a guided tour, exploring the university’s labs, classrooms, library, and study spaces. In addition to housing the Wilson School of Design (which is gaining a new building set to open in 2018), the Richmond campus is also home to the university’s acupuncture lab, supporting the Faculty of Health’s diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture, the first program of its kind to be offered at a public, post-secondary institution in BC. KPU’s sustainable agriculture degree, a program unique to North America, is also based out of the Richmond campus, along with a broad range of courses in academic and career advancement, arts, business, and science and horticulture.

For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has provided students with the skills they need for the careers they want. KPU offers a range of degree, diploma, certificate, and citation programs with opportunities for hands-on experience and experiential learning. Why stop at theory, when you can also harness the power of experience? Launch your career and make a positive impact on your community with experiential learning at KPU: where thought meets action.

The open house runs from 12-3pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Richmond campus, 8771 Lansdowne Road, just steps away from the SkyTrain’s Lansdowne Station. The event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event is encouraged and can be completed online at
To learn more, contact the Future Students’ Office at 604.599.3030 or