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.

5th Annual PTSO College Fair ~ September 15

Parents Together for Students Organization, Inc. (PTSO) will host their 5th Annual College Fair on Monday, September 15 from 4-7 p.m.  Over 50 colleges and universities will be represented at the free fair, which will take place at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland.  For more information visit their website at

National College Fair of Greater Washington ~ October 2-3, 2014

The National College Fair, a program of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will be held on Thursday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday, October 3 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  Visit for more information and to register.

Catholic College Fair ~ October 8

The Knights of Columbus of Northern Virginia are hosting a college fair that will spotlight over 30 Catholic colleges and universities.  The fair will take place on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  The church is located at 8800 Braddock Road in Annandale, Virginia.  For more information call 703-850-0390.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Fall College Tour ~ October 17-18

The College Park-Sandy Spring Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will host a fall college tour open to all high school students October 17-18.  The bus tour will depart at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, October 17 and visit Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Union, and Virginia State Universities.  On Saturday, October 18 the group will visit Shaw University then take in the Winston-Salem State University homecoming game vs. Saint Augustine's University.  The cost for the trip is $275 and includes round trip bus transportation, meals, lodging, a step show and admittance to the football game.  A mandatory meeting for all parents and students will be held on Saturday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 200 of the University of Maryland's Art-Sociology Building.  For more information, or to register, visit

UMES Tri-County College Fair - October 30

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Office of Admissions & Recruitment will host their 13th annual Tri-County College Fair on Thursday, October 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Representatives from over 125 colleges and universities will be at the fair, which will take place in the university's William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Students will also be able to meet with representatives from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's academic departments.  For more information e-mail or call Ms. Zelma Hayward at 410-651-8403

Arrow Collegiate HBCU Tour ~ November 19-23, 2014

Arrow Collegiate Tours will hold a 5-day tour of several HBCUs, including North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Clark Atlanta, Florida State and Florida A&M Universities and Spelman and Morehouse Colleges.  The tour will take place November 19-23 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 (Alexander.Reese or Sabrina Crowder at 301-505-2204 ( 

Wizards Sports Career Day & College Fair ~ December 5

The Washington Wizards will host a Sports Career Day on Friday, December 5 at the Verizon Center.  The event will include an educational sports business seminar hosted by members of the Wizards management team and a college fair featuring as many as 50 schools from around the country.  The event begins at 2:45 p.m. and concludes with a Wizards game that evening.  Students must register online at for a cost of $23, which includes the seminar, college fair, and basketball game.  

Counseling Calendar

    • WedSep17 Math Power Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMLibrary
    • ThuSep18 Back-to-School Night 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • FriSep19 ACT Registration Deadline (Oct. 25 Exam)
    • SunSep21 SAT Prep Class 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • TueSep23 Modern & Classical Languages Study Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMSenior Lounge -- Cafeteria
    • WedSep24 Math Power Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMLibrary
    • ThuSep25 Deans' Meetings 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
    • ThuSep25 Senior Parent College Information Night 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • SunSep28 SAT Prep Class 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • TueSep30 Modern & Classical Languages Study Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMSenior Lounge -- Cafeteria

Counseling News

Posted 09/01/2014 07:00AM
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