UNH Hosts College
Fair Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
September 15, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- High school juniors and seniors and their families
are invited to the University of New Hampshire College Fair. Sponsored
by the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling,
the College Fair brings representatives of more than 225 universities
and colleges together.
The fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m.,
and Friday, Oct.1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the UNH Field House
on the Durham campus. Representatives of participating 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 also offers
representatives from Financial Aid, the Talent Search program,
the New England Board of Higher Education and the New Hampshire
Higher Education Assistance Foundation.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for college-bound high school
students and their parents to question college representatives
criteria, academic programs and costs,” says Lucretia Wallace,
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
prior to attending 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
large universities such as Northeastern, Boston University and
Penn State to small, liberal-arts colleges such as Simmons, Beloit
and Bowdoin. Rochester and Wentworth Institutes of Technology will
also attend, as well as branches of the New Hampshire Community
For more information, contact Lucretia Wallace at 862-1360, or
call the guidance office of your local high school.