** College Fairs **
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As you know, our state’s increasingly global economy demands a highly educated workforce, with college or other training beyond high school. Introduce your students to college atExplore UT, our annual open house, which this year will be Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Research by the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas has identified “attended a college fair” as one of six activities that influence a senior student’s decision to enroll in college after graduation. We believe that Explore UT is the perfect “college fair” and an excellent field trip for GT, STEM, AVID, dual credit, bilingual, after-school, and early college students. Many teachers and counselors have raved about its enormous impact on students—from elementary through high school.
Explore UT offers more than 350 learning activities in science, engineering, the arts, and public affairs along with tours of residence halls and sessions on financial aid and fun activities like marching with the Longhorn Band. It helps students get excited about learning, expands their notions of careers, and lessens intimidation about going to school on a university campus.
A field trip is important for families who often can’t bring students on their own because they may work on Saturday or have other obligations. Now is the time to plan a field trip, raise money to pay for a school bus from your district, and identify adult volunteers to accompany you.
What: Explore UT open house
Who: For students K-12, families, teachers—Everyone is welcome
Where: The University of Texas at Austin
No registration (except for buses). You may buy lunch in a University cafeteria or from food vendors on campus, or you may bring sack lunches from home.
We can provide an informational flyer to help spread the word. Request a PDF of that flyer by replying to this message.
Look for an updated Explore UT website with the full schedule of activities by early January. You can begin registering your buses and buying meal tickets at that time.
Won’t you consider bringing students to Explore UT? We’re eager to treat them to a life-changing academic adventure!
Explore UT communications consultant