By TAYLOR HARTZ
Southington High School (SHS) will host a “College Day” on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when representatives from more than 130 colleges and universities will gather at the high school to answer questions and provide advice for soon-to-be college students.
For those looking to stay local, in-state schools such as Bristol Technical Education Center, Lincoln College of New England, and Quinnipiac University will be in attendance, along with Southern, Eastern, and Western Connecticut State Universities and the University of Connecticut.
New England schools will be heavily represented at the fair, with Emerson College, Fitchburg State College and the University of Massachusetts representing the Bay State, joined by Salve Regina University from Newport, Rhode Island, the University of Maine, Keene State College, in New Hampshire and the University of Vermont.
Representatives from several State of New York (SUNY) schools will make the drive to Southington, joining Manhattan College for city seekers and Hofstra University on Long Island.
From further down the East Coast, students can explore their academic options at Berkeley College in New Jersey, and Drexel University in Philadelphia and Campbell University in North Carolina.
Specialty programs such as the Albany College of Pharmacy, The Culinary Institute of America and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy will appeal to students who have already chosen their area of study, while the wide variety of programs and institutions will provide helpful information for those students still exploring their options.
The fair will be sponsored by the SHS guidance and counseling departments, with representatives from each school will fill the auditorium and lobby from 6:30 to 8pm on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Parents and students in the community are encouraged to come seek information on the many schools, and students are encouraged to wear their favorite college or college team clothing to school that day to show their school pride.
Any questions can be directed to the SHS guidance department at (860) 628-3229, ext. 244