College Fair set for Sunday in Aspen
Admissions officers from some 250 colleges and universities will descend on Aspen this weekend for Sunday’s 11th annual Colorado Western Slope College Fair.
The free event is open to all students and families who are interested in post-secondary education, from two-year vocational and technical schools to some of the nation’s most prestigious private colleges and large public universities. Attendees will have opportunities to meet with college officials from nearly every American state, Canada and Europe. Twenty-four workshops will explore a variety of topics, from the nuances of financial aid and scholarships to writing the perfect college essay.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, and attendees should take note of an important venue change. For years, the college fair has been held at Aspen High School, but owing to a sprinkler accident in the high school gymnasium, this year’s fair will move to a large tent in the nearby Aspen Middle School parking lot.
With the parking lot thus occupied, attendees will have to park off site. Two remote parking options are available. Aspen residents and those coming to the event from Aspen are asked to park at the Aspen Music Festival lot off Gillespie Street in Aspen’s West End. Shuttles will run to the fair from there.
Attendees coming from Basalt, Carbondale and the Interstate 70 corridor are asked to park at Buttermilk ski area, where buses will transport everyone to the fair. Please allow time in your schedule for this extra step.
To register for the fair or obtain more information, go to http://www.cwscollegefair.org.
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