LANSING, Mich. — Students who may be interested in attending one of Michigan’s independent colleges and universities will have the opportunity to take part in a virtual college fair on Tuesday, May 26, through Thursday, May 28 to learn about options available to them.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have been unable to attend traditional college fairs and meet with college representatives. This virtual career fair will give high school students the chance to meet with admissions representatives to learn about programs, resources, and the campuses of Michigan’s 25 independent colleges and universities.
“The virtual tour will resemble traditional college tours by providing students and parents the opportunity to speak directly with college admissions counselors,” said Michigan Colleges and Universities Vice President Colby Cesaro. “This is the time to ask about financial aid opportunities too as many families may have experienced a loss in household income due to the pandemic,” she said.
Michigan’s independent colleges and universities pride themselves on providing students with small class sizes and on-campus leadership opportunities, as well as affordability through financial aid. In fact, 90 percent of students of students at independent colleges and universities receive financial assistance directly from the college itself, or state and federal grants.
The event is open to high school sophomores and juniors, as well as graduating seniors who have not finalized college plans following graduation. The fair will take place on May 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 27 from 2 to 5 p.m., and May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.