Attendee Information

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

Online Webinars

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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Getting Prepared

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

Connecticut College

EF Gap Year

Providence College

DePaul University

New England Institute of Technology

Syracuse University

University of Rhode Island

Nichols College

University of Richmond

Iona College

Union College

School of Fashion Design

University College Dublin

University of New England

Worcester State University

Indiana University – Bloomington

Curry College

Saint Anselm College

Fairfield University

University of Southern Maine (USM)

University of Hartford

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Verto Education

Suffolk University

Bridgewater State University

University of Connecticut

Wheaton College Massachusetts

Skidmore College

Fisher College

Clarkson University

Alfred University

Hampshire College

Bryant University

Merrimack College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Ohio Wesleyan University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Salve Regina University

Hofstra University

Johnson & Wales University

Sacred Heart University

Sterling College

Bates College

Quinnipiac University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Husson University

Plymouth State University

Bentley University

Alexander Muss High School (Israel)

Technology Learning Center

Westfield State University

Castleton University

University of Louisville

University of New Haven

Emmanuel College

Regis College

Catholic University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

The University of Alabama

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Rutgers University

Keene State College

University of Massachusetts Boston

Framingham State University

Stony Brook University

Dickinson College

St. Bonaventure University

Miami University (OH)

Vermont Technical College

High Point University

Le Moyne College

Endicott College

Champlain 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

Thank you to our Event Sponsor

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