Jesuit Opens its House to Future Marauders

Jesuit Magazine Winter 20/21

Each year, Open House is an opportunity for the school to showcase what makes attending this institution “a life-building experience.” Due to the pandemic, the annual gathering of potential students took on a much different look.

The format was re-envisioned as a two-day event on October 17 and 18, 2020: #FutureMarauder Weekend. On day one, students and their families “toured campus” in a creative drive-thru experience with faculty and staff on hand, games, gifts, and billboard-sized photos to share the Marauder experience.

The second day was held virtually with a live-streamed Mass followed by informal Zoom webinars that allowed parents and prospective students to have casual conversations with academic departments, arts, and athletics, depending on their interests.

Despite the changes to the Open House format, Dr. Michael Wood ’99, principal, was confident that future Marauders could get a clear picture of what Jesuit stands for.

“We want to help families make the best choice about where they want to send their sons for high school, and we want to do whatever we can to share with them who we are and what we do,” Wood said.

Through the creativity, and most of all, the genuine caring of the Jesuit faculty and staff, the weekend was a huge success, and we look forward to welcoming the Class of 2025 next fall.