California State University to Host Community Events for Prospective Students and Families
August 12, 2014
More than 10,000 expected to attend events at Dominguez Hills and Sacramento
On August 23, the California State University will host two college fairs drawing more than 10,000 middle and high students and their families in southern and northern California. The CSU Super Saturday College Fair will be held at California State University, Dominguez Hills while Feria de Educación will be held at Sacramento State. Both events offer a wealth of information about admissions requirements, academic and campus life as well as college readiness.
“Super Saturday and Feria de Educación college fairs are great opportunities for prospective college students and their families to learn about everything CSU campuses have to offer,” said Garrett Ashley, CSU vice chancellor for university relations and advancement. “Attending and completing college has never been more important and both of these events provide insight into how to get to college and what students and their parents can do to prepare for success once students have been admitted.”
In southern California, CSU Dominguez Hills will partner with McDonalds to host the CSU Super Saturday College Fair with an “I Am Going to College” theme. The day-long fair introduces prospective students to the 23 CSU campuses. Faculty, staff, alumni and current college students will be on hand to provide insight about campus life, majors, programs and services available at each of the campuses. A variety of workshops and speakers will be featured that provide critical information.
The CSU Super Saturday College Fair is part of the CSU African American Initiative, a partnership with faith-based organizations and community organizations across California to prepare middle school and high school students to successfully enter and graduate from college.
In northern California, Sacramento State, will partner with Univision, the CSU Office of the Chancellor, and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson to host the second annual Feria de Educación. Offering a host of workshops and educational resources for the Latino community, Feria de Educación is an opportunity for prospective students and family members to tour the campus, learn about applications and admissions and gain insight about college life.
Both events are part of CSU’s ongoing efforts to partner with K-14, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, corporations, academics, policymakers and civic leaders to close opportunity gaps and increase the numbers of underserved students who attend and graduate from college.
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