Oakton to host free college fair Feb. 14

(Jan. 30, 2018) Current and prospective college students are invited to meet with representatives from colleges and universities from Illinois and across the country at Oakton Community College’s annual college fair on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The free event is open to the public and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1604 of the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

“Whether you’re a current Oakton student or a prospective college student, it’s never too early to start researching your college or university options,” says Oakton Transfer Coordinator Brian Bacon. “Building a relationship with your college or colleges of interest is crucial to your academic success at both Oakton and beyond.”

More than 70 colleges, universities and organizations from Illinois and around the country have committed to participating in the college fair, including the following:

Augustana College
Aurora University
Benedictine University
Butler University
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Cardinal Stritch University
Carthage College
Central Michigan University
Chicago State University
Colorado State University
Columbia College of Chicago
Columbia University
Concordia University Chicago
Cornell College
DePaul University
Dominican University
Drake University
Eastern Illinois University
East-West University
Elmhurst College
Ferris State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana Institute of Technology
Indiana University-Purdue University  
Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indiana University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Iowa State University
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lewis University
Loras College
Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
Miami University
Millikin University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Montana State University

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National Louis University
North Central College
North Park University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern University School of
Professional Studies
Ohio State University
Olivet Nazarene University
Purdue University
Resurrection University
Robert Morris University
Rockford University
Roosevelt University
Rush University
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
St. Augustine College
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Trinity Christian College
Trinity International University
University of Colorado
University of Dayton
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois Springfield
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Missouri - St. Louis
University of St. Francis
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Valparaiso University
Western Illinois University
Western Michigan University

In addition to the fair, the event will include drawings for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card or Amazon Fire tablet, and representatives will conduct the following free workshops:

  • 10:30 a.m. (Room 1625)
    Why Consider a Community College?   
  • 11 a.m. (Room 1740)
    The Oakton Enrollment Process
  • 11 a.m. (Room 1625)
    Financing Your Education    
  • 11:30 a.m. (Room 1833)   
    Being TransferREADY©           
  • 11:30 a.m. (Room 1625) 
    Resources and Services for Veterans   
  • Noon (Room 1625)      
    Financing Your Education           
  • 12:30 p.m. (Room 1833)   
    Being TransferREADY©          
  • 12:30 p.m. (Room 1625)  
    TRIO Student Support Services