View of all booths and attendees at 2016 Job Fair.

It’s College Night in St. Joseph County – Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Glen Oaks Community College Gymnasium Over 50 colleges and military organizations expected to participate

Area high school students, parents and members of the community are invited to visit Glen Oaks Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 11th for the 26th annual St. Joseph County College Night. Representatives from over 50 colleges and military organizations will to be on hand to meet prospective students and share information on their institutions. The event will be held in the college gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet and speak directly with college representatives throughout the evening, without having to visit various campuses, make telephone calls, or search the web for information,” said Adrienne Skinner, Glen Oaks Director of Admissions.

College representatives will answer questions about the admission process, entrance requirements and programming. Students will have the benefit of exploring higher education options available to them, all in one convenient location.

Centro Vida will offer a free presentation in Spanish to Hispanic students and parents from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Dresser Business Development Auditorium.

A free Financial Aid Information Session will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Nora Hagen Theatre, Room D235 at Glen Oaks. Jean Zimmerman, Glen Oaks director of financial aid, will discuss how students and families can take advantage of federal and state grants, scholarships and loans. Zimmerman will also address the application timelines and deadlines critical to the overall financial aid process.

In addition to Glen Oaks, the list of colleges and U.S. military agencies expected to participate are listed below:

Adrian College
Albion College
Alma College
Andrews University
Aquinas College
Baker College
Ball State University
Calvin College
Central Michigan University
Cleary University
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Ferris State University – Dowagiac
Finlandia University
Glen Oaks
Goshen College
Grace Bible College
Grand Valley State University
Holy Cross College
Indiana Tech
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Indiana University South Bend
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kellogg Community College
Kettering University
Lake Michigan College
Lake Superior State University
Lawrence Technological University
Madonna University
Manchester University
Michigan Colleges Alliance
Michigan State University
Michigan State University – Institute of Agricultural Technology
Michigan Technological University
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University
Oakland University
Olivet College
Saginaw Valley State University
Saint Joseph’s College
Saint Mary’s College
Siena Heights University
Southwestern Michigan College
Spring Arbor University
Trine University
Trine University
United States Navy
University of Evansville
University of Michigan
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Michigan-Flint
University of Saint Francis
Valparaiso University
Western Michigan University
In order to make the most out of the event, Skinner recommends that students and parents prepare to ask questions of the college representatives. Some questions to consider include the following:

What are the admissions requirements?
What assistance is available if I am undecided about my career goal?
Do you offer the program of study that interests me? Are there special requirements for admission to that program?
What deadlines should I be especially aware of as I consider applying?
How do I arrange a campus tour and a meeting with a college advisor?
What employment assistance do you provide prior to and after graduation?
What kinds of support services do you offer?
Do you have on-campus housing? What other living arrangements do you offer?
What student organizations or activities does the college offer?
Can you provide me with information about tuition and fees?
How do I apply for financial assistance? Am I eligible for scholarships?

For more information, contact the Glen Oaks Community College Admissions Office at (269) 467-9945, Ext. 253 or toll free (888) 994-7818.