Northern Vermont University is holding its first fall open houses for prospective students.
Johnson State College and Lyndon State colleges will officially merge in July of 2018.
The merger was approved unanimously last year to offset losses in $1 million each due to declining student enrollment and increasing deficits.
The free open houses will be held October 20 and Nov. 10 at NVU-Johnson and Oct. 21 and Nov. 11 at NVU-Lyndon. They include a campus tour, lunch and a chance to talk with faculty, staff and students, as well as financial aid and admission representatives.