SERF’s Annual Spring College & Gap Year Fair
The Annual SERF College & Gap Year Fair - 14 years strong - encourages and supports high school students from all backgrounds to explore education after graduation. High school students and their families, including those in all of our neighboring communities, are invited to join us for FREE seminars and workshops with experienced college counselors, and for live conversations with college admissions and gap year representatives. Sponsorships of this event contribute to SERF's mission of funding K-12 educational grants that bring innovation and enrichment to all of our community’s schools.
Fair Happenings & Events
March 13th – 18th, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Join us for DAILY interactive and WEEK LONG recorded webinars with experts in college admissions and counseling and gap year admissions.
Interested, but can’t make it? Register for a webinar before it begins to receive access to its recording.
Live College and Gap Year Booths
Saturday, March 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
@ Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Meet LIVE with representatives of the schools and programs of your choice.
How to make the most of the fair? See expert tips below.
Live Keynote and Seminars
SATURDAY, MARCH 19th
Keynote: A Mindful Approach for Your Future
12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Join us for an interactive experience to benefit the whole family in a college search process.
Belinda H.Y. Chiu, Founder, Coach and Consultant, Author, Former Admissions Officer
College Funding 101
1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Join us for a presentation and conversation about funding higher education costs, financial aid formulas (and upcoming changes), the role of testing and merit in scholarships, and much more that factor into the financial fit of college selection.
Todd Weaver, President, Strategies for College
My Neighbor Says… Debunking the Most Common College Myths
2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Join us to clarify common college admissions myths, to receive a toolkit of resources, and to have your questions answered.
Jen Gabel and Dan Schuler, ABRHS and LSRHS School Counselors
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Read from some of our best voices on how to make the most of your College Fair experience:
Tips from Fair Pros
- Find out which colleges and gap year programs will be at the fair and write down the ones you want to know more about.
- Make a list of questions that can’t be answered by searching each college’s or gap year program’s websites. “What kind of students are you looking for?” and “What is the atmosphere like on campus and in the surrounding community?” are examples.
- Introduce yourself with eye contact – especially important with masks!
- Jot down general impressions and details. These notes may come in handy when you write your essay or visit a school.
- Represent yourself and your school with pride. Representatives want to see students excited about their education and plans for the future.
- Check out other booths when you’re done. You may stumble upon a great college or program you hadn’t considered.
- Take your time – see everything you want to see.
Countdown to the College Fair... What Not to Miss
See Who Will Be There
This list is updated as colleges and gap years register
EF Gap Year
New England Institute of Technology
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
School of Fashion Design
University College Dublin
University of New England
Worcester State University
Indiana University – Bloomington
Saint Anselm College
University of Southern Maine (USM)
University of Hartford
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Bridgewater State University
University of Connecticut
Wheaton College Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ohio Wesleyan University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Salve Regina University
Johnson & Wales University
Sacred Heart University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Plymouth State University
Alexander Muss High School (Israel)
Technology Learning Center
Westfield State University
University of Louisville
University of New Haven
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The University of Alabama
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Keene State College
University of Massachusetts Boston
Framingham State University
Stony Brook University
St. Bonaventure University
Miami University (OH)
Vermont Technical College
High Point University
Le Moyne College
Southern New Hampshire University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Florida Institute of Technology
University of Tennessee
University of Vermont
University of Maine Farmington
Saint Michael’s College
Western New England University