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SRVUSD College Fair 2018
Posted 10/17/18

San Ramon Valley Unified School District

College Fair 2018


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Monte Vista High School

3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville, CA 94526


Our SRVUSD College Fair is designed to educate students and their families on the many higher education opportunities available to students.  Representatives from over 135 colleges, military academies, and branches of the will be on hand to answer questions. All students and parents are invited to attend.  Participant RSVP is NOT required for this event.


We have two special parent presentations to choose from this year…


“The Collegiate Athlete”

Learn about the process of playing sports in college.

Location:  Al Gentile Theatre


“Exploring Community College Options”

Learn about Associate Degrees, Career Technical Education (CTE,) Transfer Options & More...

Location: the Workday Student Center building, upstairs in the Library


(Each presentation will be from 7-8 p.m.)


The SRVUSD College Fair is coordinated annually through the combined efforts of the four San Ramon Valley Unified School District high schools and their Academic Boosters organizations.


For more information contact your high school’s College & Career Center

California High School: Ms. Stultz,

Dougherty Valley High School: Mrs. Wright,

Monte Vista High School: Mrs. Haberl,

San Ramon Valley High School: Mrs. Schratz, or

Mrs. Hazle,


Students:  How to make the most out of attending this College Fair!


Questions to ask yourself before you attend this (or any) College Fair

Prior to college night, ask yourself “Why do I want to go to college in the first place?”  This may sound basic, but you’ll be surprised how difficult this question might be for you to answer in the beginning.  Consider sitting down with your parent(s) and discussing some factors they might be looking for in a college for you.   Do you have the same thoughts?  Be sure to talk about budget and location to help understand your options.  Also, think about your skills and interests, and identify potential majors that fit your current personality and lifestyle.  Use the tools in Naviance and in your College & Career Center to help you start defining your strengths and explore future possibilities.


Get a list started

Once you have identified a draft list of “likely” and “maybe” college/universities, find out which ones will be represented at the fair.  Approximately 135 organizations will attend.  Be organized and have a plan in place before you attend.  This will make the evening more pleasant and will keep you focused.  With 135+ organizations, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.  


Bring a bag

You will be gathering materials of all shapes and sizes and a bag will help.


Student driven

Students should guide their parents through the event.  Stop at college tables that might not be on your list if they look interesting, but try to stay focused so you get the information you need to assist you with the college application/research process.  


What should you pick up from the table?

Students should try to gather view books, application information, and information on specific majors, financial aid information and the representative’s business card for future reference.  Be sure to ask about summer programs for high school students as these are great ways to learn about a college campus.


What can your parents do at the SRVUSD College Fair?

We will have two speakers:  see the other side of this flyer for details, as these may be topics of interest to your family. Encourage your student to begin the exploration process EARLY.   Be ready to discuss post high school options, including finances.  


What should you do after the SRVUSD College Fair is over?

After the event, take time to sort through the materials that you gathered.  Save business cards and set up a favorite list within your Naviance account “Colleges I am thinking about”.  Watch to see when the colleges that you are interested in might be visiting your high school campus and sign up to attend those visits through Naviance Student.   


Enjoy your journey of exploration!