OCSA’s 2020 Virtual College Fair will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23.
Dear High School Families,
We hope this email finds you well, in spite of the challenging times we are all still facing. As you are aware, this pandemic has altered how educational institutions have historically operated, but OCSA is, and always will be, committed to helping our students find the right postsecondary fit. For the past four years, OCSA has hosted a comprehensive College Fair for our students, featuring arts and academic master classes, workshops, evening parent sessions, and a culminating booth fair. Although we are unable to host an in-person event this year, we are proud to reinforce our commitment to supporting OCSA students with the announcement of our first-ever Virtual College Fair on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23.
At this event, you can expect to experience:
A collaboration between industry professionals, colleges, and OCSA alumni to provide virtual presentations about post-secondary arts and academic opportunities, as well as sessions from industry leaders on how to navigate application deadlines, financial aid, and more during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
A virtual, fully interactive college fair platform where colleges can showcase their unique attributes to students and parents. Colleges will have representatives accessible to chat live with students during the three-hour booth fair.
BELOW ARE THE ANSWERS TO SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE:
What is the schedule for OCSA’s Virtual College Fair?
Thursday, October 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.: Live arts and academic information sessions, master classes, and workshops
Friday, October 23 from 2-5 p.m.: OCSA’s Live Virtual College Booth Fair
Friday, October 23 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.: Live arts and academic panels, master classes, and workshops
Who can attend the Virtual College Fair?
The Virtual College Fair is intended and designed for all high school students and their parents/guardians.
How do I register for the event?
High school students and parents/guardians must go to OCSA’s College Fair website to register for the event. Please click on the “Step 1: Register Here for College Fair” button and follow the steps to register. On the website, you will find all of the necessary information about the fair, including the schedule for master classes, workshops, and the booth fair.
Is there a deadline to register?
You can register for this event at any time; however, we recommend registering in advance in order to preview the sessions and the colleges attending the booth fair.
Do I need to sign up separately for information sessions, panels, or workshops ahead of time?
No, on the day of the event, log in to the College Fair website and click on the events you wish to participate in.
Are there some sessions that are just for students that parents/guardians should not attend?
Yes, some directors have coordinated master classes that are designed just for students.
Parents/guardians, if the session indicates “Students Only,” please do not attend that specialized class.
What happens if I miss the event?
The College Fair website will remain accessible for the remainder of this calendar year. Sessions will be recorded and available to watch starting Monday, October 26.