ROCKSPRINGS — Nearly 40 colleges and universities from seven states are scheduled to be on hand Tuesday for the first college fair hosted by Meigs High School.
The college fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday in the high school cafeteria. The event is open to anyone, but will be focused on current high school juniors and seniors. While it is hosted by Meigs High School, students from any of the area high schools — including those in neighboring counties — are welcome to attend.
Meigs High School Guidance Counselor Sara Will said this will be the first college fair to be held at the school. Will has previously conducted three college fairs at Jackson High School, where she was the guidance counselor.
Similar college fairs are held annually at locations such as Hocking College and in Marietta, but are often held during the day. Will stated that with this college fair, taking place in the evening, will allow for more parents to attend with their children.
Students and parents will be able to speak with representatives from each school about the campus life, financial aid, and educational information such as majors offered by the school.
“This will be a good opportunity for students in the area to see what schools are available to them, as well as the financial aid options,” said Will. A mix of small school and larger schools will be available for students to speak with.
“Many students just look in the immediate area, and do not realize there are more options,” said Will. She emphasized that while there are good options locally, there are opportunities at schools in other areas if students are made aware of them.
Colleges scheduled to attend include, the University of Rio Grande; Ohio University; Ohio State University; Radfort University (Va.); Berea College (Ky.); Davis and Elkins University (W.Va.); Capital University; Marshall University; Heidelberg University; Ursuline College; Spring Hill College (Ala.); Baldwin Wallace; Columbus College of Art and Design; Hiram College; Lourdes University; ITT Technical College; Alderson-Broaddus College; Muskingum University; Shawnee State University; Ohio Christian University; Otterbein College; University of Kentucky; Concord University; West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech); Hocking College; West Liberty University; Marietta College; Cleveland State University; Ohio State University ATI; Chamberlin College of Nursing (Ill.); Ashland University; Washington State Community College; University of Findlay; University of Charleston; Urbana University; Thiel College (Pa.); Miami University; Tiffin University and the University of Cincinnati.