Teen Talk: Upcoming College Fairs (Virtual and In-Person)

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher September 2, 2020

If you've got a teen starting high school — or even middle school — graduation will be here in the blink of an eye! It's never too early to start considering which colleges and universities might be the right fit for your family. College Fairs provide an opportunity to learn about a large number of schools, all under one roof!

Representatives will be able to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, pre-college programs and experiences, preparing for a campus visit, and more. You may even discover a college that wasn't previously on your radar! The events listed are free and open to the public, but student registration is required.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

NACAC Virtual College Fairs offer a dynamic digital meeting space that connects counselors, students, and their families with colleges and universities around the world.

For students especially, the virtual fairs are a welcome beacon during an uncertain time and a reminder that thinking about and making plans for the future are still important. NACAC Virtual College Fairs inspire students to explore their options and to keep achieving their college dreams.

Click the date below to see which colleges will be there each fair date:

Christian College Fair of Colorado

Find the college where your passion and your future meet. Admission is free. More than 60 colleges and universities will be participating.

Due to COVID restrictions, student pre-registration is required. Online student registration will be available beginning September 1st.  All students must pre-register by Friday, September 18th.

Choose from five locations:

  • September 21 • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM • Colorado Springs
  • September 22 • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM • Parker
  • September 23 • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM • Littleton
  • September 23 • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM • Loveland
  • September 24 • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM • Arvada

College Fairs of Greater Denver

Since 1972 College Fairs of Greater Denver, Inc. has provided high school students and parents an opportunity to meet with college representatives through an annual series of college fair programs and workshops. For 2020, the free event will be held virtually. Students will have the opportunity to hear directly from college admissions officers from over 250 colleges.

Registration is required for the following sessions:

  • September 28 • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM • Virtual panels on financial aid, essay writing, scholarships, and more
  • September 29 • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM • Virtual College Fair
  • September 30 • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM • Virtual College Fair

Navigate 2020: Virtual Conference and College Fair

Although the virtual conference took place in May, the sessions were recorded and are available to view at your convenience.

View recorded presentations to understand:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the admission process
  • Financial aid and financial award programs
  • How to balance the application: test scores, essay, extracurriculars, etc.
  • Multicultural, first generation, and accessibility/disability resources on college campuses
  • How to find the best college fit/choose a major
  • What to expect the first year on campus
  • ... and so much more.