College Fairs

College News - BMHS Counseling is providing a list of upcoming college fairs and/or workshops that may be of interest to Bishop McNamara students. The Counseling Center will continue to add to the list as information becomes available.

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair ~ April 1

George Mason University will host their annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event will take place in GMU's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. They expect over 170 colleges and universities to attend; to see the list of schools visit their website at The fair targets juniors but freshmen and sophomores are welcome to attend as well.

Arrow Collegiate Tour of HBCUs ~ April 1-5

Arrow Collegiate Tours will hold a tour of several HBCUs, including North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Clark Atlanta, and Florida A&M Universities and Bennett, Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. The tour will take place April 1-5 at a cost of $485 per person, which includes round trip motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations and several meals. For more information visit their website at You may also contact Al Reese at 301-312-7914 or Sabrina Crowder at 301-505-2204.

Hampton University's High School Day ~ April 3

Hampton University and their Office of Admission will host the 37th annual High School Day on Friday, April 3 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Students and parents can meet and greet faculty and staff, attend an academic fair, tour the campus, attend choir and band performances and much more. For information or to register for the event visit Hampton's website at

2015 HBCU Bus Tour, April 6-9

Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington is hosting a bus trip for all currently enrolled high school students to Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama from April 6-9, 2015. The cost is $460 per person, which includes visits to nine HBCU campuses, roundtrip motorcoach transportation, accommodations and all breakfast and lunch meals. Registration forms are available in the BMHS Counseling Center or from Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 7707 Allentown Road. For information contact 301-248-8833.

College Student for a Day at University of Maryland ~ April 10

The University of Maryland - College Park Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is hosting their annual High School Shadow Day on Friday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. High school students who participate will shadow a current UMD student to his/her classes, dorm, etc. Students will be matched with a shadow based on the shadow's interests and career goals. The day is free but students should bring at least $7 for lunch or pack a lunch. Interested students may register by completing a Google Doc registration form at

Arrow Collegiate Tour/University of Maryland Eastern Shore ~ April 24

Arrow Collegiate Tours is offering a one-day college tour to visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Spring Fest on Friday, April 24 for a cost of $60. The trip will include motor coach transportation, a presentation and campus tour from the Office of Admission, on-site admission decisions and application fee waivers. For information visit or contact Sabrina Crowder at 240-893-1606.

National College Fair ~ April 24

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites current sophomore, junior and senior students to attend the National College Fair on Friday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This free fair will feature admissions representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities, as well as a counseling and resource center, and will take place at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover. For more information visit

Financial Aid/SAT Prep Forum ~ April 25

The Hyattsville/Landover Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is sponsoring an SAT test prep and financial aid information forum featuring nationally recognized workshop presenter John Swann. The event will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Friendly High School in Fort Washington. The event is free but seating is limited to the first 500 students who register online at

Spring College Fair ~ May 2

College Affordability Solutions Helpmate (CA$H) presents the 2015 Spring College Fair, sponsored by Princeton Review and Crossover Church. This free event will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. until noon at Crossover Church in Hyattsville, Maryland. The morning will include workshops on developing a plan to get to college, what admissions officers are looking for in a college applicant, and how to present yourself at a college fair.

Princenton University Information Session ~ May 17

Princeton University will host an information session for prospective students and their families on Sunday, May 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The hotel is located at 775 12th Street NW in Washington, DC with easy access to the Metro Center stop. Students may click here Princeton RSVP to register for the event, or they may e-mail

University of North Carolina Greensboro First Look ~ May 18/19

First Look is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about UNC Greensboro's academic programs and their upcoming on-campus recruitment events. First Look will take place on Monday, May 18 in North Bethesda and on Tuesday, May 19 in Tysons Corner. Both events will begin with check-in at 6:45 p.m.; the program will start promptly at 7 p.m. Visit for more information or to register.

Information Session: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice, Univ. of Chicago ~ May 31

Admissions officers from Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago will be visiting our area to offer joint information sessions about their selective admissions processes, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. Choose from sessions in Baltimore (May 31), Bethesda (June 1) or Fairfax (June 2). RSVP at

Coast to Coast College Tours Information Session ~ June 3

Coast to Coast College Tours is hosting an information program with admission representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, June 3 from 7-9 p.m. The event will take place at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. Students may register for the event on their website at

University of Maryland College Access Conference ~ June 27

The University of Maryland is hosting their 16th annual College Access Conference for current 10th and 11th grade high school students on Saturday, June 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. The conference offers guidance to underrepresented and first generation students as they prepare to navigate the admission process. For information or to register contact 301-314-8385 or visit by June 15.

2015 USA Summer College Tours

College Visits organizes and leads a variety of college tours throughout the United States. Their 2015 summer tours include colleges and universities in New England (June 7-12), the Northeast (June 20-27 and July 11-17), California (July 19-25), Canada (July 4-10), and the Southeast (July 26-31). All tours are led and supervised by College Visits staff and high school counselors. For more detailed information visit their website at

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