Category Archives: College Fair

Whitman on the Road

Well, fine prospective students, we’re on the road again this summer!

Next week, Tony Cabasco, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, will be traveling throughout California with the Pacific Northwest Colleges Consortium.  You can hear about Lewis and Clark College, University of Puget Sound, Reed College, Whitman College, and Willamette University all in one place! These events are an opportunity for you to hear individual college presentations and ask questions of the representatives.

We will also have a representative at the Colleges That Change Lives Events throughout the country.  Watch out for Joshua Smith and Cate van Oppen at the Bellevue, WA event on Saturday, July 31.  Anne Thatcher will be at the Portland, OR event, also on Saturday, July 31.

You can see our full travel schedule on the Whitman Admission site.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!


Attending a Spring College Fair?

Do take a lap around the entire fair to simply see what colleges and universities are represented.

Do walk up to a table, flip through the materials a bit and take one without asking a question.  If you don’t have any questions, but would like to look through our publications on your own that is perfectly fine.

Don’t feel obligated to ask a question.  Only ask a question if you genuinely want to learn something about our college or university.

Don’t swipe pens from as many tables as you can.  If you need or want a pen just ask.

Do ask questions yourself instead of having your parents ask for you.  If your parents have their own questions, they’re welcome to speak with us, but we’d always prefer to speak with the student directly.

Do present the best version of yourself at the college fair.  You don’t need to dress formally but we want to remember your questions not your inappropriate clothing or actions.

Do bring sticker labels with your full name, address, phone number, email address and high school printed on them.  This will save your hand from filling out dozens of inquiry cards.

Don’t spend more then five minutes at a table.  Admission officers will talk to as many as 200 students at a college fair and we can not spend thirty minutes with each one.  If you have additional questions ask the admission officer for their business card and email or call with your questions.

Do ask about the opportunity to interview with an admission person if you plan to apply to that college or university.

Do keep an open mind, your future college could be right under your nose!