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Jump Start Your Students’ College Search Process

Take advantage of this school field trip opportunity to expose your students to college life in a variety of unique and interactive ways!

College Days

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Capital District Schools and North Country Schools

Fall 2020 Dates will be provided early-mid Spring. 


The College Days program provides North Country and Capital District high schools a chance to jump start their students' college selection process by exposing them to college life.

During the program, your students will:

  • Participate in an interactive presentation on the college search process.
  • Learn how their strengths translate into majors with an assessment taken prior.
  • Interact with faculty in discussions about career options and degree pathways.
  • Take a campus tour.
  • Enjoy a complimentary on-campus lunch.
"The presentation was engaging and provided great tips for the college search and application process. Students were also able to interact with faculty members, current students, and other high school students in small groups based on their interest areas, making the experience more meaningful."
- Candice Spooner, Fort Ann High School
"...each year we are more and more impressed. It has become an annual event at our school that the students, teachers and I look forward to. ...Even though our students come from a very small school and were out of their comfort zone, they felt safe enough during the event to volunteer, participate and ask questions."
- Whitehall Central School
"It provides an opportunity for students to visit a SUNY campus and get a feel for what a college campus looks like."
- Joanna Scotch, Fort Edward

Schedule of Events

Capital District and North Country College Days (All dates)

Tentative Time Frame Event
9:30-10 a.m.

Arrival and Check-In. 

Get settled and watch a pre-show slideshow highlighting campus life through pictures, trivia, and live polling.

10-10:30 a.m.

Interactive College Search Presentation and Live Q&A Session.

Learn more about what SUNY Plattsburgh has to offer academically and socially. Plus, learn how to navigate the college selection process with advice and best practices for conducting a college search, applying to college, and maximizing scholarships and financial aid.

Participate in live polling and ask college-related questions to a panel of currently enrolled SUNY Plattsburgh students.

10:35-11:25 a.m.

Major and Career Breakout Sessions. 

Hear an overview of your work interest assessment results. Learn what your strengths are and what majors/careers best suit you.

Participate in major and career breakout sessions with SUNY Plattsburgh faculty based on your work interest assessment results. Learn more about what degrees and professions utilize your strengths and what you potential for success might be in that industry.

11:30-1 p.m.

Complimentary Lunch and Campus Tours.

Enjoy lunch in Clinton Dining Hall, our largest dining facility on campus!

Take a guided student tour showcasing a residence hall, class rooms, the fitness center, student center, and much more!

1 p.m.


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