UNH Hosts College Fair Sept. 24-25, 2009
Media Contact:  Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
September 14, 2009

DURHAM, N.H. –High school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to the University of New Hampshire College Fair Thursday, Sept. 24, from 7-9 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 25, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Field House on the UNH-Durham campus. Sponsored by the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling (NEACAC), the fair brings representatives of more than 225 universities and colleges together.

Representatives of colleges and universities from throughout the United States and Canada will be available to talk with prospective students, provide information about their institutions, and answer questions. The fair will also have representatives from New England Board of Higher Education and the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation.

“This is a great opportunity for college-bound high school students and their parents to meet with college representatives about admissions criteria, academic programs, and costs,” said Sherry Alviso Christie, UNH College Fair coordinator. “Guidance counselors from area high schools and representatives from federal and state education funding sources will also be available to answer questions.”

Students are advised to meet with their school guidance counselor before the fair to begin discussing what type of higher education they are interested in pursuing and possible major areas of study. The fair is expected to attract 2,000 students, so arriving well-prepared will make for a more rewarding experience.

A wide variety of schools participate in the UNH College Fair from the large universities such as Northeastern, Boston University and the six public state universities in New England to small, liberal-arts colleges such as Simmons, Colby-Sawyer and Bowdoin. Rochester and Wentworth Institutes of Technology will attend, as well as colleges within the Community College System of New Hampshire. For a complete listing of the colleges registered to participate in the college fair visit http://www.neacac.org/cf_detail.cfm?&cfeid=112.

For more information, contact Sherry Alviso Christie at (603) 862-1360, or call the guidance office of your local high school.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.