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Community Invited to Aurora Campus Open House

Waubonsee Community College students Manual Saucedo and Alexandra Ahmad, both of Aurora, walk down the first floor hallway of Waubonsee’s new downtown Aurora Campus at 18 S. River St. Community residents are invited to tour the campus and enjoy entertainment and refreshments at an open house event on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Waubonsee Community College invites community residents to visit its new downtown Aurora Campus, located at 18 S. River St., during an open house event on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free family event will feature self-guided tours, entertainment, giveaways and refreshments. To RSVP, visit

Opened for classes in June, the 132,000-square-foot new downtown Aurora Campus is comprehensive, meaning that students can start and finish an associate degree entirely at this one facility. The transfer-oriented Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees are offered, along with full career-oriented degrees and certificates in such high-demand fields as health care interpreting, health information technology, sign language interpreting and certified nurse assistant (CNA).

Students can also take developmental education and community education classes at the campus, or choose to enroll in the workforce development and adult education programs that had been a hallmark of the former downtown Aurora Campus at Galena Boulevard and Stolp Avenue.

No matter what courses they take, students will learn in a state-of-the-art educational environment with 52 classrooms, including two science labs, eight computer classrooms and other specialized instructional spaces. Other highlights of the $50 million building include a library, bookstore, child care center with playground, and an upper River Walk.