Dear HBCU College Fair Participant (Student-Parent-Adult-Group),
Welcome to the Greatest HBCU College Fair in Ohio happening This Weekend!
Much of the information contained in this message refers to the Saturday portion of the event. If there are Friday specific questions, please contact your Cleveland Metropolitan School District contact person.
Friday Registration (CMSD Students Only) – All participating students should have pre-registered and verified your participation with your high school counselor. Parents wanting to join their scholar, should check with your child’s school for details.
Saturday Check-in & Registration – At the registration check-in, all pre-registered students will receive a draw string book bag and raffle ticket for your participation for the day for prizes and incentives. The online link will be active Saturday morning for onsite/late registration.
HBCU Pep Rally (Saturday) – The opening session will feature music provided by DJ Lo-Key Entertainment, the Warrensville Hts. High School Marching Band and Cheerleaders, Bijou Star of 107.9FM, Big Steve, and Romona Robinson of 19 Action News.
A Candid Conversation with an HBCU President (Saturday) – The ending session will feature Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr. president of Wilberforce University. This conversation will be moderated by OZY.com Co-founder & CEO Carlos Walton. We will also select raffle tickets or choose random Instagram follower for various prizes and incentives.
Program, Schedule, & Workshop Sessions (Saturday) – There will be a rousing opening session at 10:00am. The actual fair will begin at the conclusion of this session. There will be a variety of workshops at set at 11:00am and 12:30pm. As much as possible, we will keep to the outline of the day. A program flyer will be provided at check-in. You can also access the workshop information at http://www.hbcucollegefaircle.org/workshops.html.
WIFI Access – To save on using a ton of paper at the fair, you can also access the school’s WiFi for the day. We encourage you to use your Smartphone’s, tablets, iPads to access these items online.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Warrensville Heights High School
Network: CMSD-Guest Network: WHSD Guest
Username: CMSD-Guest Username: guest
Password: CMSD4kid$ Password: vvuh1780
Social Media is Key – We want the world to know that there is value in this event. Please use the following hashtags in your messaging. #CLEHBCUFair, #2017HBCUFair, #GetEDUcated.
Senior & Community College Students – Come with an expectation – leave with a purpose. Bring copies of your unofficial transcripts (or have it readily available in your email), test scores, recommendation letters, and essays so that you can have an informed conversation with various recruiters. You have the potential of leaving the fair with an acceptance letter and/or scholarship offer.
Juniors, Seniors, & Community College Students – It is recommended that you complete the Common Black College Application prior to your arrival. This information was provided to you at the time your completed the registration. An email was also sent with this information. If you still need to complete such, access to a computer lab (Saturday Only) will be available to finish this application.
Parking – Parking is on a first come, first serve basis. There are some reserved sections for the recruiters and vendors. Please follow the directions of the safety and security personnel. Buses and vans should drop off students in the front of the building then park in the designated area. See attachment for details.
Traveling in a Group – Please have your bus drop you off in front of the building and have the bus/van park in the designated area (see link to map above). Group leader, please communicate ASAP, the approximate number of participants (and roster) so that we may attempt to sort your check-in materials in advance. Communicate this message to TiaMarshae Sanford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions – Do you have any burning questions about the event? Visit the FAQs page.
How many colleges have been invited?
Are all of the colleges offering on-site admissions?
Will the application fee be waived be a school during the fair?
How should I prepare for the college fair?
Will lunch be provided?
Questions to ask during the College Fair – Click here for a get list of questions.
That is all for now, looking forward to meeting with you all. Have a general comment or question, post it below..
Lester Holmes, Chair
15th Anniversary HBCU College Fair
Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association