College fair gets new location, new tech

A new venue and new technological innovations will highlight the 2018 Northeast Indiana Regional College Fair, hosted by Trine University from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.

Representatives from colleges and universities throughout the Midwest will gather on the concourse of Trine’s new state-of-the-art MTI Center to provide information about the resources and programs at their institutions to potential college students and parents. The event is free and open to the public.

Heather Kim, assistant vice president and dean of admission at Trine University, said the fair offers a unique opportunity in an area that doesn’t see many such events.

“High school students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with schools they might not normally visit or consider,” said Kim.

New to this year’s event is the opportunity for students to register in advance at gotocollegefairs.com. After registering on the site, students will receive a barcode they can print out or share on their smartphone with admissions representatives instead of filling out multiple college inquiry forms.

“Our partnership with gotocollegefairs.com makes it easier for students to share information with colleges and universities, allowing students and families to have more time to ask questions and learn about the different institutions represented and the resources they offer,” said Kim.

The event also will include sessions conducted by representatives from Trine’s Financial Aid Office on completing the FAFSA and college financial aid at 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Concessions will be available during the fair from Storm’s Fast Break.

For more information, contact Karen Reinoehl, director of transfer admission at Trine University, at reinoehlk@trine.edu or (260) 665-4136.