Over 80 college representatives expected to participate in College Night
BY DONOVAN SHEEHAN
CAMPUS LIFE EDITOR
On Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the VisTaTech Center, high school students and their families will have the opportunity to meet over eighty college representatives from across the country during Schoolcraft’s annual College Night. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about college life, speak to representatives from colleges and take a detailed look into what it takes to get obtain a degree. The open house format allows participants to drop in during the two-hour event at any time and speak to a college representative of their choice with no appointment needed.
Schoolcraft has been hosting the College Night program for more than fifteen years, and it has grown both in size and respectability.
On average, more than 3,000 guests attend every year, putting the event into the top tier of Michigan college fairs.
“Schoolcraft College Night is a community service event for the college,” said Julie Button, Admissions Representative and main coordinator of the event. “We hope to provide local high school students with an opportunity to explore options in higher education.”
This year, 85 colleges are expected to attend. The list of confirmed participants includes both in-state and out-of-state schools and range from the large, big name universities—University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Northwestern University—to the smaller colleges, like Alma College and Hillsdale College.
In addition, representatives from the State of Michigan Student Scholarship & Grant department together with Schoolcraft College’s Financial Aid Department will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
Thanks both to its history and intensive promotion campaigns in nearby high schools, many high school students and their families plan on attending this year; veterans of the event are generally happy with their experience. “College Night showed me so many new colleges, and I got new information on colleges that I was already planning to apply to,” said Canton High School student Muhammad Anwar, who attended last year’s event. “ I also learned of new scholarship opportunities. Free money!”
The event is not limited to just high school students. Current Schoolcraft students are welcome to attend, and take advantage of the chance to talk to representatives from other colleges and universities and investigate transfer options.
College Night provides a unique experience for high school students, as well as current Schoolcraft students intending to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree, to meet face to face with college representatives all in one location—and get questions answered. For more information, go to http://www.schoolcraft.edu/ collegenight.