College Fairs

College Fairs

College Fair season is back! We encourage high school students to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to gather information about a wide range of colleges in one stop. Fairs are usually held in Gymnasiums or Fieldhouses. All events are open to the public.

FALL 2019

  • 10/5/2019     Chicago Architecture and Design College Day 
    • Illinois Institute of Technology: Registration Required: HERE
    • Panel Discussion: 9-10:30am, Fair 10am-2pm.
  • 10/8/2019     6:30-8:30pm Christian College Fair at Timothy Christian HS:
  • 10/10/2019   6-8pm College of Lake County: Registration Required - Strive Scan
  • 10/15/2019   6-8pm College of DuPage: Registration Required - Strive Scan
  • 10/22/2019   6:00pm-8:45pm: Choices College Fair at New Trier HS:
    • The CHOICES Program is a postsecondary planning evening for college bound students with an IEP, 504 plan, official accommodations plan, or history of a disability. Approximately 60 colleges, universities, and college transition programs have signed up for the CHOICES college fair to meet with students and discuss the support services available at their institutions.
    • Breakout sessions from 6-7:30pm:
      • Successfully & Sanely Navigating College Admission Tests - Compass Education Group
      • Why Consider a Community College - Oakton Community College
      • The Nuts and Bolts of the Application Process - Counselors from Maine South and Stevenson High School
    • Fair 7-8:45pm: For a list of colleges attending the fair and more, go to
  • 10/23/2019   6:30-8:30pm District 211 College Night: Registration Required - Strive Scan


Interested in exploring Gap Year options? Students considering a Gap Year, may want to take the survey at the link, below, to determine potential Gap Year options before attending the fair:

1/25/2019   6-8:30pm           USA Gap Year Fair: Oak Park River Forest HS
                                                 Registration Required: Click HERE to Register

1/26/2019  12-3:00pm          USA Gap Year Fair: New Trier HS
                                                  Registration Required: Click HERE to Register

Traditional College Fairs

3/3/2020     6:00-8:00pm     North Central College  Info HERE                                                                                                            Registration Required. Strive Scan 

3/4/2020     6:00-8:00pm     Hinsdale District 86     Hinsdale South HS                                                                                            Registration Required. Strive Scan 

3/10/2020   6:30-8:00pm     Lewis University: JFK Sports Rec Center.
                                                 Registration Required. Strive Scan 

3/11/2020   5:30-7:30pm     Chicago Area at DePaul University: 2250 N. Shefield, Chicago
                                                 Registration Required: Strive Scan

3/17/2020   6:30-8:30pm     Niles Township District 219: Niles West HS
                                                 Registration Required: Strive Scan

3/31/2020   6:30-8:30pm      District 214: 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights
                                                  Registration Required: Strive Scan

4/1/2020     6-8:00pm           Lyons Township HS, North Campus.
                                                 Registration Required: Strive Scan 

* for information on registering with StriveScan, read this handout: Strive Scan Information

College Fair Tips

Here are some good tips to review before you attend a college fair: College Fair Tips