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Virtual College Fairs

Colleges and institutions are learning to navigate the virtual world caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ways they deliver information and connect with prospective students are evolving every day. Campuses are joining together to share resources to host information events (like the Claremont Colleges), using an event hosted by large admissions organizations (like NACAC), partnering with a web-based business (like CollegeWeekLive), and creating their virtual resource page (like Rice University).
 
We strongly encourage you to find the many free resources available by looking at an institution's website, checking our district's high school counseling departments (some may use Google Classroom), and using the resources below.      
 
Please click on the arrows to the right of each title to access the information for the virtual college fairs. 

 

 

UC4u

 

UC for Everyone: UC Wants U!

Tuesday, Sept. 8

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PDT

Agenda

  • Welcome and Message
  • Completing the UC application: Successful strategies for students from rural communities
  • Student panel: Transition, struggles, achievements, and success
  • The value of a UC education
 

UC for Everyone: UC Wants U!

Thursday, Sept. 10

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PDT

Agenda

  • Welcome and Message
  • The value of UC: Investing in a UC education
  • UC: Connecting majors to careers
  • Building your resume and relationships: Research, internships, and mentorships at UC

UC for You - California First year Students

Saturday, Oct. 3

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT

Agenda

  • Campus Highlights from all nine undergraduate campuses
  • Student Panel
 

UC for You - Transfer

Saturday, Oct. 10

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT

Agenda

  • Campus Highlights from all nine undergraduate campuses
  • Student Panel

Register now for October 10

UC for You - Non-resident/International

Saturday, Oct. 17

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT

Agenda

  • Campus Highlights from all nine undergraduate campuses
  • Student Panel

Register now for October 17

UC for Everyone: UC Wants U!

Saturday, Oct. 24

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT

Agenda

  • Welcome and Message
  • Making families' dreams come true: Current students and parents share their experiences at UC
  • Moving In and moving up UC: Building your community at UC
  • The UC faculty perspective

Register now for October 24

 
 

 

NACAC
Sunday, Sept. 13
12 - 8 p.m. ET
Monday, Oct. 12
1 - 9 p.m. ET
Sunday, Oct. 18
12 - 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 8
2 - 10 p.m. ET

EVENTS BY REGION

Sept 15th: West

Oct 22nd: West


Sept 16th: Midwest

Oct 29th: Midwest


Sept 17th: Northeast

Oct 27th: Northeast


Sept 22nd: South

Oct 28th: South


Sept 23rd: International

Oct 21st: International


Sept 24th: Mid-Atlantic

Oct 20th: Mid-Atlantic

EVENTS BY SIZE

Oct 1st: Small Colleges

(5,000 undergrads or less)


Oct 7th: Mid-size Colleges

(5,000-15,000 undergrads)


Oct 14th: Large Colleges

(15,000+ undergrads)

EVENTS BY TOPIC

Sept 2nd: WUE - Western Undergraduate Exchange


Sept 3rd: Transfer Admission

Sept 14th: Transfer Admission

Oct 6th: Transfer Admission


Sept 8th: STEM

Sept 29th: STEM

Oct 5th: STEM


Sept 9th: Religious Affiliation


Sept 10th: Test Optional

Sept 21st: Test Optional

Sept 28th: Test Optional

Oct 15th: Test Optional


Sept 30th: Visual and Performing Arts

Oct 13th: Visual and Performing Arts

California Independent/Private Colleges & Universities Campus Week
The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) Campus Week, September 21 - 24, 2020, is designed to be a forum in which colleges and universities can share information and guide students to resources. Campuses will present a short live session to allow students to learn more about the college or university. Each college and university has created a registration link, which can be found in the full schedule which will open in an excel file.
 
**Events may be labeled "Transfer Day" but will have First-Year student options.**
 
National Performing Arts College Fairs
This is an opportunity for music, dance, and theatre students to connect with admission representatives from colleges across the country. The National Performing Arts College Fairs presented by the Music Admissions Roundtable is a series of five virtual college fairs open to any prospective undergraduate student.  The fairs will be hosted virtually via Zoom on 5 different dates and times. Registration is required to connect with schools during the event but it’s free for students to attend. We STRONGLY suggest you go to the site using the link above before the event to learn how to navigate the fair. You can also see a list of institutions attending each event.
  • Monday, September 21 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST 
  • Thursday, October 8 | 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. EST 
  • Sunday, October 25 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST 
  • Thursday, November 12 | 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. EST 
  • Monday, November 23 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST 
 

National Portfolio Day - ALL ONLINE for 2020!

National Portfolio Day is for students thinking of pursuing a post-secondary education in art or design. Whether coming in at the undergrad or graduate level, students will likely have to include a portfolio of work as part of the application. All NPDA member schools are accredited art or design universities and colleges and the events provide students with a unique opportunity to meet one on one with professional representatives. These reps are there for you to ask questions about their programs, and most importantly, get feedback on how to improve your portfolio so it will be a successful part of your application. 
Undergraduate Events for High School Students
12:00 – 4:00pm Eastern Time which is 9:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Time
Saturday, September 19
Saturday, September 26
Saturday, October 3
Sunday, October 4
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 18
Saturday, October 24
Sunday, November 1
Sunday, November 8
Sunday, November 15
Saturday, November 21
Sunday, November 22
Saturday, December 5
 
Christian College Fairs - In-person and Virtual
NACCAP (North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals) developed BLUEPRINT as a resource for the Christian community. NACCAP collaborates with hundreds of Christian Universities and Colleges in order to promote Christian higher education. Go to their Virtual Fair page to register for an event. Go to their Fairs page to find and register for an in-person event if available.
 
Canadian College and University Virtual Fair
EduCanada Virtual Fair is on October 6th. In this event, attendees will be able to meet and chat with Canadian colleges and university representatives about the benefits of studying in Canada. They may find more information and register for the event at www.educanadavirtual.com/usa/schools.
 
US Army Leadership Fair, September 26, 2020 from 10am - 1pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Representatives from over 100 university Army ROTC programs will be at this first virtual college leadership fair.
  • Over 100 virtual tables hosted by University Army ROTC programs
  • Listen to previous 4-year scholarship winners
  • Talk to university admissions to learn how to get in
  • Talk to currently serving Army Officers to learn about career options
  • Learn about other scholarship opportunities