For Immediate Release                      Contact:   Gail Towns              or           Tara Strickland
                                                                                   732.987.2266                          732.987.2291
                                                                                    gtowns@georgian.edu         tstrickland@georgian.edu

Spring into the History of the Georgian Court University Campus

Tours Offer Behind-the-Scenes View of Historic Georgian Court Estate

Lakewood, N.J., May 6, 2010—With the warm weather and flowers in bloom, there is no better time to take a stroll around Georgian Court University’s beautiful historic campus in Lakewood. The campus opens its gates for guided tours on select Tuesday mornings this May and June. Come explore the one-of-a-kind architecture, the historic Mansion and Casino buildings, lush gardens, and the Raymond Hall Complex.

The tours take about 1.5 hours with 45 minutes of outdoor walking on uneven and partially uphill paths. This walking tour is NOT wheelchair accessible, and in the event of inclement weather, the outdoor walking tour will be abbreviated and a video program will be substituted.

Remaining dates for this spring’s tours are May 11, 18, 25 and June 1. Tours begin at the Georgian Court University Mansion at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per person, including light refreshments after the tour.

Reservations are required. For more information, or to reserve a spot, contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263, or by 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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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