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Annual College Night goes virtual


College Night will take place virtually October 20 and 22 from 6- 8 p.m.

Ben Bolstrum, News Editor

As many know, choosing an institution for post-secondary education can often be a daunting process for eager high school seniors and their parents. That’s why Schoolcraft and many other colleges will open their virtual doors to students who are in search of a place to call home.

This year’s annual College Night event will take place Oct. 20 and Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in an online setting. High school students, family, community members and current Schoolcraft students are all welcome to talk with representatives from 20 to 30 schools that are a mix of 4-year private universities, 4-year public universities, 2-year public colleges, institutions located out-of-state, academies, trades and institutes. During this time students may learn and ask questions about programs as well as admission requirements.

“Thinking about applying for colleges during a pandemic can be stressful,” states Orientation and Early College Coordinator, Laura Haldane. “I imagine there’s a lot of uncertainty for high school juniors and seniors, so I hope this event gives them a chance to get answers that will reduce that uncertainty. Higher education admissions haven’t stopped in the pandemic. The process just looks a bit different.”

Attendees will be able to visit video chat rooms and speak to admissions representatives from the participating colleges and universities. Each night, the event will start with welcome remarks at 6 p.m. Then, attendees will be provided a list of the participating schools with links to each school’s video chat room. Attendees will then be able to visit schools at their leisure asked to join rooms at 10-minute intervals (6:20: 6:30, 6:40, etc.) to keep the event organized for the admissions representatives. If you can’t join the event at 6 p.m., log in when you can. Schoolcraft representatives be in the main room all evening to direct attendees who need to log in later.

Haldane believes this event presents many opportunities and benefits for high school students and community members. This includes finding the college that’s right for them, despite the new medium and circumstances imposed by COVID-19. She hopes that this provides an increased awareness and access to education in the community.

Don’t miss out on Schoolcraft’s annual College Night and the chance to find the perfect college, even in a virtual space!

Zoom information will be coming soon. To view the list of colleges will be at the event, click here.

This event is free and open to the general public. For more information, please visit or call 734-462-4426.