Blue Ridge Community College is hosting a College Night on Sept. 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. to give area students and families the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities and learn about post-secondary educational opportunities.
The event is hosted in partnership with CACRAO (Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers ), and features over 60 colleges and universities in attendance. Representatives from each school will be available to talk with high school students, transfer students, and their parents about educational opportunities. The representatives will also provide promotional materials for their schools.
While most of the colleges attending will be from North Carolina, there will also be a number of schools from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Although College Night is held primarily for the benefit of local high school juniors and seniors and their parents, college students who are interested in transfer opportunities are also encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public.
Due to the rising number of COVID cases in the community, Blue Ridge is following all CDC guidelines including requiring masks.
Blue Ridge Transfer Coordinator Kirsten Hobbs stated, “This is a great opportunity for students interested in transferring to a four-year college to see what options are available. It’s also giving high school students and their parents a comfortable setting to explore their choices. With the help of CACRAO, there is a big listing of colleges for students to choose from to help determine the next step.”
The full listing of colleges and universities attending include:
Appalachian State University
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Belmont Abbey College
Blue Ridge Community College
Charleston Southern University
College Foundation, Inc.
East Carolina University
East Tennessee State University
Full Sail University
Haywood Community College
High Point University
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson C. Smith University
Kennesaw State University
Lincoln Memorial University
Mars Hill University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
North Carolina Wesleyan College
North Greenville University
Queens University of Charlotte
St. Andrews University
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of Tennessee Knoxville
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Universal Technical Institute
University of Alabama
University of Mount Olive
University of North Carolina Asheville
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Warren Wilson College
West Virginia University
Western Carolina University
William Peace University
Don’t miss your chance to chat with College staff and learn the steps to reach your next summit!