Monthly Archives: April 2018

Important Upcoming Events

pexels-photo-273025.jpegAttention College-Bound High School Students, put these dates on your calendar*:

The PNACAC (Pacific NW Association for College Admission Counseling) College Fair is Sunday, April 22nd from 12pm-3pm at the University of Portland’s Chiles Center. For a list of attendees, check here. It is highly recommended that you pre-register here:

Juniors should review the attendee list to see which colleges on their list are attending.  If your prospective colleges are coming, you should make every effort to attend.

Freshman & Sophomores: check out the list and consider attending as a chance to explore what different colleges have to offer, as well as what courses or activities they might recommend in preparation for your area of interest.

For more information on how to navigate a college fair and questions to ask, read my blog for tips:

SCAD: If you are interested in art, design, film, or architecture, consider attending a presentation in Portland by SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design).  For more information and to register, go here:

Exploring Educational Excellence: Join Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell and Rice for an information session for prospective students and their families on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 07:00 PM at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way. Register here:

Exploring College Options: Check back later this month for information on Exploring College Options: A joint presentation from Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.

Coast-To-Coast TourThis is a joint travel partnership among Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. Check back early this summer for dates on their appearance in Portland:

Colleges That Change Lives: Interested in having small class sizes, mentoring relationships with your professors, opportunities for leadership and the ability to double major and minor? Check out the Colleges That Change Lives at one of their summer fairs: They will be at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Wednesday, August 1st. Find out more here:

National College Fairs: The NACAC (National Assoc. for College Admission Counseling) College Fair will be traveling across the country again this fall, and will stop in Portland, Oregon on October 28th and 29th.  Hundreds of colleges from across the country will be present, with representatives available to answer last minute questions for seniors, as well as provide information on programs and offerings to freshman through juniors.  Mark it on your calendar:

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs: Interested in pursuing a college degree in music, theater, art, dance, or other related disciplines? Check out NACAC’s college fair featuring universities, colleges and conservatories specializing in art programs on October 1st (6:30-8:30pm) at the Portland Art Museum. For more information or to find this event in other cities, go here:

National Portfolio Day: For students preparing a portfolio for their applications into art, design, film or architecture programs, mark your calendars for early January 2019. National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. Check back here for the specific date, as well as tips for preparing to attend:


*Some dates are specific to Portland, OR, but all programs host events across the country.