UNH Hosts College Fair Sept. 29 and 30

Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations

September 19, 2005

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 Admission Counseling, the College Fair brings representatives of more than 225 universities and colleges together.

The fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 30, 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 about admissions criteria, academic programs, and costs,” says Lucretia Wallace-Beaudet, 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 the 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 attend, as well as branches of the New Hampshire Community Technical College.

For more information, contact Lucretia Wallace-Beaudet at 603-862-1360, or call the guidance office of your local high school.