For Immediate Release                      Contact:   Deborah Gilleran         or             Tara Strickland
                                                                       732.987.2266                             732.987.2291
                                                                       dgilleran@georgian.edu                       tstrickland@georgian.edu

Tour Georgian Court University in the Full Blush of Spring

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 24, 2009—The weather is warmer, the buds are about to bloom, and Georgian Court University is holding spring tours of its Lakewood campus. There is no finer time to explore this national historic landmark and registered arboretum than in the spring. The pink and airy dogwood trees line your entrance, the cherry blossoms are soon to explode and then cover the ground with a light frosting of pink snow, and antique daffodils adorn the campus. Come and experience one-of-a-kind architecture, lush gardens, and inspiring statuary in person. Guided tours of our historic Mansion, gardens, grounds, Casino, and the Raymond Hall Complex are available.

The university opens its gates to the community on select Tuesday mornings. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and includes approximately 45 minutes of outdoor walking on uneven and partially uphill paths. Please note that the walking tour is not wheelchair accessible. In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor walking tour will be abbreviated, and a video program will be substituted.

Available Spring 2009 tour dates are May 5 and 26 and June 9. They start at the Georgian Court University Mansion at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes light refreshments after the tour. Reservations are required by calling 732.987.2263 or e-mailing specialevents@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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