The East Bay College Connection is a regional college fair for high school students and their parents, teachers, and counselors. The fair is held at the Saint Mary's College of CA campus in Moraga (directions).
It is a great chance to connect with institutions from all across the country. Come to this free event and learn more about your college options using the free, informative College Planning Guide (available here as a downloadable file). The Guide contains valuable information about the college application and financial aid process. For the first time, students will be able to register for the fair in advance (at www.wacaccollegefair.com), provide personal data, and receive a free unique barcode to print out and bring to the fair. Many colleges at the fair will be equipped with scanners, eliminating the need to fill out inquiry cards at the event. You can also print out College Fair Cards that you can complete ahead of time, print, and hand out at the fair, rather than completing cards at each college's table during the fair!
In addition to visiting with college representatives, numerous information sessions will be available throughout the afternoon, including financial aid, historically black colleges, the student athlete, and students with learning disabilities. Several workshops will also be available in Spanish, and counselors will be on hand to answer any of your college-related questions. To see examples of previous workshops, consult the 2009 Workshop Schedule. The 2010 schedule will be posted here when it is available.
Parking is limited: please use the free shuttle provided for you at the Orinda BART Station. The BART Shuttle will depart from the Orinda station for Saint Mary's every 20 minutes between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Visit the BART website for schedules.
Sponsored by the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) and Saint Mary's College of California